Government contractor Science Applications International Corp. has received a four-year contract worth up to $53 million from the U.S. Defense Department to upgrade several aspects of the electronic health-record systems used by the Tricare Management Activity Military Health System, according to an SAIC news release.
SAIC wins Tricare support contract
SAIC, of McLean, Va., received a one-year contract with three additional one-year options to work on the Tricare systems in Falls Church, Va., and San Diego. The work involves addressing technical and functional challenges with the existing system as well as implementing system features for the Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill., according to the release.
Tricare provides healthcare for 9 million active-duty military personnel and their families and retirees, the release noted. In February, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report noting the Defense Department's and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department's difficulties in modernizing their electronic health-record systems.
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