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General Dynamics receives contract for electronic health information system

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General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of Fairfax County-based General Dynamics,  has received a five-year contract to provide software engineering and support services for the Indian Health Service’s electronic health information system.

The task order from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is worth $20.6 million if all options are exercised.

Health-care providers in the Indian Health Service use its electronic health record system in treating American Indian and Alaska Native patients nationwide..

General Dynamics will provide IT services that will allow the Indian Health Service to share data securely among its facilities and connect them to the Nationwide Health Information Network. 

The Nationwide Health Information Network is a set of standards, services and policies that provide a foundation for the exchange of health information through the Internet.

Since 2003, General Dynamics has worked with the Indian Health Service to enhance its electronic health information system, which includes more than 60 integrated software components containing clinical, administrative and financial information for 1.9 million patients. 

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