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SAIC Awarded $53 Million Contract to Support the TRICARE® Military Health System
May 19, 2011 (04:05 PM EDT)
Company to Provide Information Technology Services and Electronic Health Record Systems Support
MCLEAN, Va., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the Department of Defense to provide information technology (IT) services and electronic health record systems support to the TRICARE® Management Activity Military Health System (MHS). The contract has a one-year base period of performance, three one-year options, and a total value of $53 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed in Falls Church, Va. and San Diego, Calif.
MHS manages the TRICARE® health care program for more than nine million active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retired service members, their families and beneficiaries. Under the contract, SAIC will provide IT services as required, to improve the current electronic health record (EHR) by addressing existing technical and functional EHR challenges. The services include the necessary fixes to the legacy EHR systems and architecture so that the EHR capability will be more reliable, stable, user friendly and perform with adequate speed. The contract also provides for the new capabilities that need to be implemented in support of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago.
"SAIC is pleased to continue providing critical support to assist MHS in enhancing the agency's health care information management system," said Steve Comber, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "We look forward to modernizing the current suite of EHR applications, and helping sustain clinical systems that support the highest quality of care-giving to our military men and women and their family members."
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure and health. The company's approximately 43,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $11.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2011. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®
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