SOURCE: Vangent


November 08, 2010 13:33 ET

CONNECT Solution, Supported by Vangent, Wins Award From Government Open Source Conference

Received for "Best Intergovernmental Collaboration" at GOSCON 2010

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2010) -  Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process solutions, announced today that CONNECT, an open source software solution that supports health information exchange, received an award from the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) for Best Intergovernmental Collaboration. CONNECT is supported by Vangent's Health Information Exchange Open Source (HIEOS™) solution, which enables the secure exchange of health information from multiple and disparate sources.

"This award is a testament to CONNECT's success, and Vangent is honored to play a role in this important program," said Kerry Weems, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Vangent's Health Solutions division. "As more healthcare organizations and physicians move toward electronic health information, it's critical that we have the infrastructure in place to support data exchange. The CONNECT gateway, combined with Vangent's HIEOS™ solution, provides assurance that health information will be transmitted securely and efficiently."

CONNECT uses standards and governance from the National Health Information Network to ensure that health information exchanges (HIEs) are compatible with one another, both locally and at the national level. The program initially contained 20 federal agencies, and it has grown to include agencies, states, nonprofits, the private sector and health organizations, as well. 

Vangent currently leads the CONNECT initiative as the Program Management Office for Federal Health Architecture and recently announced that it will continue its leadership of the program. Its HIEOS™ solution was selected by the Office of the National Coordinator as the default XDS.b registry (record locator services) and repository (record storage services) implementation in the CONNECT Gateway in October 2009.

This award complements many other accolades CONNECT has received. Most recently, The Wall Street Journal named the solution one of the most innovative technologies of the year. CONNECT has also been honored by Government Computer News, NextGov, CMIO and InformationWeek, among others.

About Vangent, Inc.
Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 8,500 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and Veterans Affairs; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. and Canada. For more information, visit Did you know? Four out of 10 Americans connect with Vangent, but never know it. Learn more at

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