Northrop Grumman introduces national health data repository

By Healthcare IT News
01:00 PM

Northrop Grumman has launched the National Level Repository (NLR) in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiation of registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The National Level Repository provides CMS with flexible data management solutions as the requirements under the EHR Incentive Programs continue to develop and mature. 

"Implementation of the National Level Repository helps support the nation's providers in continuing to increase their use of electronic health records to improve patient care," said Amy King, Northrop Grumman's vice president of health information technology programs. "We are proud to continue our support of CMS as they successfully move forward to increase the adoption of health information technology across the Medicare and Medicaid programs."

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Northrop Grumman will continue to maintain the NLR database as it collects, updates, and processes information that is integral to participants in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Through the compiling of provider-specific information, the repository ensures data confidentiality and combats fraud while it disseminates, tracks and reports on EHR incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals. 

The NLR task order was awarded to Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector in May 2010 under the Enterprise System Development indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.

[See also: CMS to spend $34 million to track health IT incentive payments.]

Northrop Grumman's teammates on the program include Companion Data Services of Columbia, S.C. and InnovTech of Ashburn, Va.