SAIC Pulls in $242M in Healthcare Contracts; Steve Comber Comments

Steve Comber

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) has won several contracts this quarter totaling approximately $242 million from the government and commercial healthcare industry, the company announced today.

“This has been an important quarter for our health solutions team, as we work to unify our commercial healthcare teams and leverage their skills across both the commercial and federal markets, ” said Steve Comber, SAIC senior vice president and health solutions business unit general manager.

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The wins include contracts and work orders for implementing electronic health record products and systems in health information technology, life sciences and behavioral health services.

SAIC attempted to significantly accelerate its healthcare business in the third quarter of its 2012 fiscal year through its acquisitions of maxIT Healthcare and Vitalize Consulting Solutions.

“We are pleased to continue supporting all of our customers in both markets, whether it’s helping to implement EHRs at hospitals to maximize efficiencies, or using health analytics and other solutions to enhance the health and deployment readiness of our military personnel around the world, ” Comber added.

The biggest contract award that the company won this quarter was a Naval Health Research Center R&D contract worth $24 million.

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