CSC Bids To Modernize the Health IT System For the U.S. Military

CSC announces that it is pursuing the anticipated multi-billion dollar U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) contract with Allscripts and HP. The CSC-led team intends to deliver a secure, enterprise-wide information technology (IT) solution that joins multiple disparate military health information systems into a single, open, interoperable and extensible platform that seamlessly connects patients and providers.

“As a practicing physician in the Navy and civilian sector, I personally understand the importance of this initiative and am honored for the opportunity to extend my experience and expertise in DoD mission and medical knowledge to this team,” said Dr. Robert M. Wah, CSC chief medical officer and current American Medical Association president. “CSC is the world’s largest health systems integrator.  As such, we know that secure access to actionable data, system usability and agility will be critical to the program’s success.  Together with our teammates, we will deliver a solution that improves care of military beneficiaries and keeps our fighting force strong and fit.  We intend to provide to military members and their families the same outstanding service that they deliver to our nation on a regular basis.”

CSC will apply its leading commercial, government and global health technology experience to quickly and successfully deliver next-generation solutions that improve health outcomes. Allscripts, with one of the largest client bases in healthcare, will provide its comprehensive, integrated and interoperable electronic health record solution. Allscripts’ open architecture will enable DoD to innovate care anywhere while easily maximizing the reuse of systems and data as well as leveraging the full spectrum of future technological advancements. Allscripts clients are among the largest and most advanced healthcare organizations in the world including The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

HP brings domain expertise in healthcare IT, developed from its 50-year history of providing innovative solutions for Military Health, VA, Health and Human Services (HHS), commercial healthcare organizations and state government health agencies. Each year, HP technology and services touch more than 200 million patient lives and are used to perform 2.8 billion healthcare transactions that deliver quality care around the globe. Its world-class IT will provide DoD with industry-leading products and services designed for the future.

Paul M. Black, president and chief executive officer of Allscripts, issued the following:

“We are very pleased to partner with CSC and HP, organizations that share our commitment to innovation, interoperability and connectivity and our dedication to improve the quality of patient care. The CSC-led team will bring unparalleled expertise and experience to maximize the power, breadth and flexibility of Allscripts Sunrise and Allscripts population health management solutions.”

Allscripts Sunrise comprehensive, integrated and interoperable EHR solution will be a key foundation of the CSC-led team’s bid. Allscripts Sunrise is an open and intelligent platform built with advanced decision support and medical logic modules (MLMs), which provide automated, real-time monitoring of patient care. Recognized as a true open platform, Allscripts Sunrise will enable the United States military to maximize reuse of its existing systems and to leverage future technological advancements.  Allscripts Sunrise manages the complex medical needs of patients irrespective of care setting, from outpatient to critical care. Black Book Rankings named Allscripts Sunrise “Top Inpatient Electronic Health Record Vendor” for hospitals over 300 beds in their 2014 survey of acute care EHRs.

As a leader in population health management, Allscripts has enabled thousands of diverse organizations to coordinate more effective care. Allscripts dbMotion aggregates and harmonizes patient information from disparate clinical systems, and delivers a comprehensive view of the patient record into the provider’s native workflow. Access to a single source of information can help facilitate clinical decisions in real time and at the point-of-care, and provide a cohesive data set for population health analytics to improve care quality and patient outcomes. These capabilities will be critical to significantly improving coordination and cost across all venues of care, including the private sector, the DoD and the VA.

Allscripts continues to be an industry leader in meeting regulatory requirements, with the second-most Meaningful Use attestations among healthcare IT vendors from 2011-2013 according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With one of the largest footprints in the HIT industry, supporting approximately 1 in 4 hospitals and 180,000 physicians in 50,000 practices, Allscripts can connect providers and patients anywhere care is delivered or needed.

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