SOURCE: Vangent

Vangent

October 21, 2010 09:38 ET

Vangent Wins $15.6 Million Contract With Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Ensures Continued Support of the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) Program Management Office (PMO); FHA's CONNECT Solution Also Named a Wall Street Journal "Technology Innovator"

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process solutions, announced today it was awarded a $15.6 million contract by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology to promote the adoption of health information technology, improve methods of health information exchange (HIE) and provide subject matter expertise as program manager for the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) and CONNECT initiative.

Under the contract, Vangent will provide ONC with program management and health IT management consulting capabilities and run the FHA and CONNECT Program Management Office (PMO). This contract award also calls for Vangent's health IT subject matter experts to work directly with federal healthcare agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase adoption of the CONNECT solution.

"Vangent is pleased to continue advancing the adoption of CONNECT and other FHA initiatives and to work with the federal government to ensure that all citizens have electronic health records by 2014," said Mac Curtis, President and CEO, Vangent. "By providing technical solutions like Health Information Exchange Open Source (HIEOS™) that serve as part of the CONNECT solution stack, in addition to consulting and program management services to the FHA PMO, Vangent helps ONC work towards its goal of improved quality of care and increased program efficiency."

Vangent serves as program manager for the National Health Information Network CONNECT Gateway solution, which was named one of the most innovative technologies of the year by The Wall Street Journal.  The CONNECT software, of which Vangent's HIEOS™ solution is a part, is an open source software solution that uses standards and governance to ensure that HIEs are compatible with one another, both locally and at the national level. Vangent's HIEOS™ solution was selected by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) as the default XDS.b registry (record locator services) and repository (record storage services) implementation in the CONNECT Gateway in October 2009.

Under the new contact, Vangent will also support FHA integration with the National Health Information Network Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework and federal involvement with the National Health Information Network DIRECT project. The Vangent Team will also manage FHA and CONNECT operational performance and financial tasks. The Vangent team of partners (Iris Partners, SAIC, and Spire Communications) has already built a solid foundation of success from its previous work with the FHA and CONNECT, serving as manager of the FHA Program Management Office since its inception in 2004 and and program manager for the CONNECT initiative since its inception in 2006.

The maximum duration of the contract with FHA is five years, and if all options are exercised, the value of the contract is $15.6 million.

"Vangent's work with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has enriched our team's experience in the health IT industry," said Kerry Weems, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Vangent's Health Solutions business. "Technology is quickly changing the way healthcare organizations exchange critical data, and Vangent is honored to be a part of these exciting initiatives."

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 8,000 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, 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 www.vangent.com.

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