SOURCE: Vangent

Vangent

February 23, 2009 09:43 ET

Vangent Awarded Contract From the Department of Defense to Develop Clinical Enhancements for Traumatic Brain Injury and Behavioral Health in the Military's Electronic Health Record

Vangent's EHR Solution Will Provide the Military Health System With Improved Clinical Documentation to Securely Record Traumatic Brain Injury and Behavioral Health Encounters Throughout All Levels of Care

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process outsourcing solutions, today announced that the Military Health System funded a $14.1 million task order to enhance the collection of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and associated Behavioral Health (BH) information for military Service members throughout the entire continuum of care. The program is managed out of the MHS' Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS) program office in support of the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) overarching response to the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors.

Vangent will develop a clinical information technology (IT) solution to improve the workflow of patients' behavioral health information and integrate with the military's electronic health record (EHR). When deployed, the TBI/BH solution will make behavioral health patients' information more quickly available for diagnosis, treatment and ultimately positive clinical outcomes. Vangent's subcontractors include Akimeka, LLC; Guident, Inc.; Enterprise Information Management, Inc.; Forgentum, Inc. and n-tieractive, Inc.

"The Traumatic Brain Injury and Behavioral Health Clinical Data Documentation solutions are imperative to providing clinicians a tool to improve the treatment of our Wounded Warriors," said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vangent, Inc. "With Vangent's broad experience in healthcare, we are leveraging our experience to rethink the technologies and solutions utilized by our front-line clinicians providing care to their patients."

The award represents another major win for Vangent which has grown its portfolio of military health business to over $140 million over the past year providing mission critical services and support for health initiatives within the Department of Defense. Other major contracts include the Common User Database for the Force Health Protection & Readiness Program, E-Commerce Operational System Support for the TRICARE Management Activity and Executive Information and Decision Support for the Military Health System.

Vangent's Chief Medical Officer Gary M. Klein, MD, MPH, MBA, CHS-V, FAADM stated, "Vangent is honored to be chosen by the MHS to provide an IT solution that supports the quality care provided to our military's Wounded Warriors. Our goal is to provide the best capability that supports the military's EHR making information more seamless and transparent for healthcare providers. We owe it to these soldiers to provide the best possible care throughout their lives."

About Vangent, Inc.

Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process outsourcing services to the U.S. Federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 7,000 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. For more information, visit www.vangent.com.

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