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ExecutiveBiz Keeps Focus on GovCon Healthcare IT Movements

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Executive Mosaic staffers cast their eye every day on the GovCon industry’s largest players by tracking the latest executive appointments and business activity that shapes the sector.

One area our media team has seen increased activity in is healthcare IT, where agencies are increasingly looking to contractors for cutting-edge technology and expertise as all participants aim to drive gains at the point of care and beyond.

ExecutiveGov highlights the latest health IT news from the perspective of the public sector and its leaders, while its sister site ExecutiveBiz covers the events from the point-of-view of GovCon firms and their executives.

“EBiz” and “EGov,” the affectionate nicknames for the sites used by EM staffers and loyal readers, have in particular focused on the effort to have the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have a platform to share electronic health records of former and active soldiers with each other.

Harris Corp. holds the $80 million prime contract to create the integrated EHR system and started a pilot earlier this year at government facilities in San Antonio, Texas and Hampton Roads, Va. prior to the full rollout.

Dr. Vishal Agrawal, president of Harris’ healthcare solutions business, said the company also aims to help DoD transition millions of retired soldiers’ health records from its system to the VA’s.

The architecture is intended to have both commercial and open source technologies.

Fairfax, Va.-based technology services contractor SRA International disclosed a series of wins from DoD and the VA in the spring for work on systems that connect soldiers and veterans to care.

For $35 million, the company will work with the VA to deploy a customer relationship management system that aims to help connect users with services and data.

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