Acumen Solutions Wins HHS Cloud Deal for EHRs
Employing a cloud computing solution from Salesforce.com, Acumen will track, manage and report on regional extension centers' efforts for the selection and implementation of electronic health records systems.The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has selected Acumen Solutions to provide a cloud-computing CRM and project management solution. A division of the HHS (Health & Human Services), ONC has been charged with encouraging the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide HIE (Health Information Exchange).
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has allocated funding for medical providers to implement EHR (electronic health records) systems. In order to effectively distribute these grants into the market, ONC is creating a network of RECs (Regional Extension Centers) that will provide regionalized support to medical providers for the selection and implementation of an EHR.
To track, manage and report on this effort, Acumen Solutions will implement a cloud computing solution from Salesforce.com that will be used nationally across all RECs. Acumen will provide the RECs with the ability to manage all interactions with medical providers related to their selection and implementation of an EHR (electronic health records) solution.
"We are pleased to support ONC as they embark upon this critical project to improve our nation's health IT infrastructure," Marty Young, Acumen Solutions' managing director, said in a statement. "By choosing a cloud computing platform ONC is leading the way in innovation. We are proud to have been chosen for our demonstrated ability to help federal agencies weave cloud computing strategies into their enterprise architecture and as well as our strong background in the health-care industry."