The Defense Department has awarded Vangent a $20 million contract to implement new health information technology capabilities throughout the military health system.
The new capability, identified as integrated Single Sign-On (SSO) and Context Management aims to provide military doctors and other military health personnel with a “streamlined, efficient and secure method of accessing and viewing patient information and clinical data,” Vangent stated in a news release.
In the first phase of the contract, Vangent will deploy the technology to medical practitioners in “theaters of operations” or battlefields, to provide better quality of care for military personnel facing injury in combat of operations. The capability will also be deployed to the Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, the nation's first integrated federal healthcare center.
When fully deployed, the new capability will be used by an estimated 90,000 military doctors and clinicians in the U.S. and around the world.
“This capability will dramatically improve care for our wounded warriors by ensuring better quality and earlier access to comprehensive clinical information on our soldiers facing injuries from the combat theater and undergoing recovery in garrison,” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vangent, in a written statement.
Vangent is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business-process services.