Defense Health to spend $8.3M on EHR help

By Bernie Monegain
10:21 AM

The Defense Health Information Management System is outsourcing electronic health record work to Planned Systems International, Inc., under an $8.3 million contract.

Based in Falls Church, Va., PSI will provide operations and maintenance support to AHLTA-Theater (AHLTA-T), the military`s electronic health record.

The task order has a 12-month base period of performance, two one-year options and a total value of $8.3 million if all options are exercised.

AHLTA-T maintains a computer-based patient record for every soldier, sailor, airman, marine and beneficiary entitled to DoD military healthcare in theaters of operation.

Under the task order, PSI and its team members, Evolvent and ASM Research, will provide maintenance and support services to  improve system speed, reliability, data quality and usability of currently existing AHLTA-T products. The new functionalities are designed to improve patient safety and quality of care for approximately 9.4 million beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS) TRICARE Program.

"Since our team has already established a development and testing environment for the AHLTA application, PSI is strategically positioned to deliver cutting-edge support tailored to the theater environment and our nation`s fighting men and women in harm`s way," said Terry Lin, CEO of PSI.

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