EDS signed Sept. 8 an $8.1 million, 12-month add-on contract with the DoD (U.S. Department of Defense) Military Health System to make technical enhancements to several Defense Health Information Management Systems. The contract extends the 16-year relationship between EDS, an HP company, and the military's family of systems that manages and maintains the military's electronic health records.
EDS will provide applications development to the Disability Evaluation System as well as the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application, the military's electronic health record.
"Enhancing the accessibility of deployed service members' medical data is critical for ensuring health care providers have instant access to their patients' most vital medical records," Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president of U.S. Public Sector at EDS, said in a statement.
The deal is expected to improve the management of the military's electronic health records -- the largest and most comprehensive in the world -- increase collaboration across service lines and facilitate user workflow between various caregivers and case managers.
The enhancements to the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application will improve information sharing between the DoD and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.