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Vangent Snags Health IT Deal; Mac Curtis, Kerry Weems Comment

Vangent won a $15.6 million contract from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology.

The deal is centered on the promotion of “the adoption of health information technology, improve methods of health information exchange (HIE) and provide subject-matter expertise as program manager for the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) and CONNECT initiative.”

The deal has a five-year term.

“Vangent is pleased to continue advancing the adoption of CONNECT and other FHA initiatives and to work with the federal government to ensure that all citizens have electronic health records by 2014, ” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO, Vangent. “By providing technical solutions like Health Information Exchange Open Source (HIEOS) that serve as part of the CONNECT solution stack, in addition to consulting and program management services to the FHA PMO, Vangent helps ONC work toward its goal of improved quality of care and increased program efficiency.”

The firm is set to assist the ONC with program management and health IT management consulting capabilities and lead FHA and CONNECT Program Management Office (PMO).

“Vangent’s work with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has enriched our team’s experience in the health IT industry, ” said Kerry Weems, senior vice president and general manager of Vangent’s Health Solutions business. “Technology is quickly changing the way healthcare organizations exchange critical data, and Vangent is honored to be a part of these exciting initiatives.”

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