DHMSMDefense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (US DoD)
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A: I am still assigned to the DHMSM Program Office and am working on the EHR contract as the program works hard to achieve its initial operating capability.
A: I just wanted to say this has been an incredibly collaborative process inside and outside the DoD, but I wanted to specifically thank the folks within SPAWAR Contracts who have contributed their time and effort above and beyond their own jobs to give us advice, provide us an independent set of eyes, as well as my predecessors in the DHMSM procurement contracting office role, who got us started on a successful path and got me involved in the program.
The winners have no easy task: DHMSM's goal is a single, commercial product featuring full interoperability with the Veterans Affairs' VistA health records system as well as private sector systems, while serving some 9.6 million service members, retirees, and dependents, FCW.com reported.
The DoD continues to consolidate military health services, so the system must be compatible with about 50 legacy systems, gradually replacing some and working with others, Chris Miller, DHMSM's program executive officer, told FCW.com.
"With DHMSM, we have the opportunity to begin a historic transformational journey for the DoD, and pave the way for the modernization of the entire ecosystem of healthcare delivery for our nation," Salzman said in a (http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/44130.wss) statement .
"Our collaboration with Epic for DHMSM was a natural extension of our global partnership.
The contract management solution employed by DHMSM, and devised by Hudson and his team, eliminates management burdens entirely by shifting the business of license management to the contractor.
While the DHMSM contract has only been in effect for less than a year, the value of the management solution can be corroborated by the staffing plans for the DHMSM contracting office.
It was an add-on to the the prime, $4.3 billion DHMSM deal that the Leidos-Cerner-Accenture Federal team secured in July, beating out vying bids from the likes of IBM and Epic Systems and from CSC and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.
DHMSM will continue the DoD's leadership in utilizing the best healthcare technology, and can help improve medical outcomes and support the medical readiness of the U.S.
With around 9.7 million beneficiaries, including active duty, retirees and their dependents, DHMSM is to replace and modernize the Military Health System (MHS) clinical systems, which would likely cost approximately $11 billion.
It outlines DHMSM execution as taking place over two segments.