MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced it was awarded a task order by the Indian Health Service (IHS) to help replace its Electronic Dental Record (EDR) system. The single-award firm fixed-price/time and materials task order has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total contract value of approximately $17 million if all options are exercised. The task order was awarded under the General Services Administration's Alliant government-wide acquisition contract. Work will be performed at Rockville, Md. and locations across the continental United States and Alaska.
The IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives, and its mission is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives who are enrolled members of 566 federally recognized Tribes.
Under the task order, SAIC will continue functional support for all phases of the EDR implementation associated with interface, security, testing, task management, administration, program oversight, and to manage improvements to the practice management tools available to IHS dental clinics through a software product solution. This effort includes seamless interfaces with the existing Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS), ensuring consideration and implementation of adequate security compliance and value-added processes that support the capabilities of the new EDR system. In addition, it is expected that existing implementation support infrastructure will be maintained and that current procedures and processes will be utilized in order to avoid unnecessary cost to the government and duplication of effort.
"We look forward to continuing our support of the Indian Health Service's electronic dental record deployment program, and helping the agency achieve its goal of improving access to and the quality of care," said Steve Comber, SAIC senior vice president and group general manager.
Portions of SAIC are to be renamed Leidos, following SAIC's planned separation into two independent, publicly traded companies, subject to board of directors approval, as previously announced.
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