ACS introducing electronic health records to Wyoming

On Monday, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) announced that it has agreed on a contract with the State of Wyoming to provide powerful tools to improve care for Medicaid clients and reduce program costs, specifically the introduction of a Web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) and a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).The contract runs for three years and is worth $4 million.

The contract stipulates that ACS coordinate internal and external systems with various agencies to establish EHR interoperability. ACS will also link systems across various divisions and programs within WDH, develop Web applications and collect data that can interoperate with the following systems: Medicaid management information, immunization, vital records, laboratories, and health management.

“ACS will help the Wyoming Department of Health achieve its goal of integrating client-centered and preventative care initiatives, using the fullest potential of health information technology to help automate and electronically manage each patient’s healthcare, ” said Christopher Deelsnyder, senior vice president and managing director, ACS Government Healthcare Solutions.

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