The Department of the Interior has awarded General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business a potential 10-year, $2.54 billion contract to support the Indian Health Service’s health IT modernization effort.
The award of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was announced through a notice published Wednesday on SAM.gov.
In August 2022, the agency issued a request for proposals for the electronic health record modernization program on behalf of IHS within the Department of Health and Human Services.
The vendor will help IHS replace its Resource and Patient Management System with a new enterprise EHR platform that will use modern technologies and integrate best practices designed to improve health care outcomes and support tribal and urban Indian health care organizations in a multitenant environment, according to the solicitation.
The proposed health IT system will support several IHS services, including primary care for all ages, hospital, surgical, prenatal care, behavioral health and telehealth services.
Some of the EHR solution objectives outlined in the RFP are data management, training, interoperability, quality assurance and testing, project management and cybersecurity and access.
The single-award IDIQ contract has a base term of five years and five 12-month option periods.