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VA Awards New Contract for Electronic Health Records

by: Matthew Potter
March 22, 2012

Category: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, development program, Events, Federal Budget Process, Harris Corporation, IT, logistics, medicine, Services | RSS 2.0

Earlier this month the Veteran’s Administration (VA) cancelled a contract with ASM Research that was intended to develop a key component of the agency’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The $102 million contract was for the “enterprise service bus” which would allow other applications to communicate with each other and the overall system. Since the whole point of the EHR is to speed sharing of information the bus would be a major enabler of this.

The contract with ASM was cancelled less then two months after award due to what turned out to be issue with conflicts of interest with some of the sub-contractors hired by ASM that may have affected the bid process.

Now the vA has awarded a new contract for the work to Harris Corporation (HRS). This contract has a value of $80 million and is for the same basic work. While Harris is best known as a manufacturer of radios and communications systems it also has an active healthcare solutions group.

This works on information systems as well as those to share and manage data. Many defense contractors have looked at getting into this business as they DoD and Federal Government are expected to spend billions on healthcare over the next decade. Much of this will go to large scale IT programs and systems.

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