Tag Archives: Healthcare

Microsoft Names 17-Year Cisco Vet Laura Ipsen Worldwide Public Sector Lead

Microsoft Corp. has appointed Laura Ipsen corporate vice president of Microsoft’s worldwide public sector organization, Microsoft announced Tuesday. Ipsen will lead company sales and marketing to government, public and national security, education and nonprivatized healthcare customers in more than 100 countries. Ipsen will report to Susan Hauser, corporate vice president …

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CMS Opens $18B Competition for Data Center Contract

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is opening an $18 billion competition for a 10-year contract vehicle that would provide the CMS a single avenue to buy data center services, according to a Washington Post report. Alexander Serbau, Deltek senior analyst for health and human services, told the Post …

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TRICARE to Tap Contractors for DoD, VA Electronic Heath Record Pharmacy

The TRICARE Management Activity has issued a request for information to solicit advice from government contractors on how to best develop an electronic health record pharmacy for the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments. For more details on desired system characteristics, check ExecutiveBiz‘s story, here. Unnamed industry sources who spoke with Nextgov.com said a successful contracting bid will …

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CACI Wins $69M to Continue Ft. Detrick Healthcare IT Work

CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) has won four prime task order contracts, totaling $69 million, to continue supporting the defense medical logistics standard support system based at Fort Detrick, Md. The awards include: $21 million for software development and sustainment, including IT and information assessment $24 million to migrate the theater level medical supply chain …

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USIS Forms New Healthcare Group to Fight Fraud; Damon Hudson Comments

USIS, an Altegrity company, announced today that it has formed a healthcare solutions group that will provide fraud detection and prevention services to government agencies. The group will leverage 2, 600 credentialed investigators to combat Medicare and Medicaid claims payment fraud and help eliminate waste, abuse and improper billing. USIS is the largest …

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Emergent BioSolutions Gets $1.25 Billion Contract to Supply Anthrax Vaccine

The U.S. government has selected Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) to supply millions of doses of its anthrax vaccine over five years on a contract worth up to $1.25 billion. Contract work will begin this year and calls for Emergent to deliver a total of 44.75 million doses of BioThrax. In the …

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GovCon Wire’s September M&A Activity Recap; Contractors Active Across Industry

While no clear sector focus dominated the merger and acquisition landscape in September, government contractors remained busy, closing on several interesting healthcare and cybersecurity deals and divesting some operations. The eight acquisitions GovCon Wire recorded were down from the 11 reported in August, but executive moves ramped up to seasonal …

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General Dynamics Completes $960M Acquisition of Vangent Inc.; Jay Johnson Comments

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has completed its acquisition of healthcare IT provider Vangent Inc. for approximately $960 million cash. General Dynamics expects the move will increase its earnings in 2012. Vangent will become part of the company’s IT business unit, GDIT. Vangent’s core offerings include health informatics and information exchange, electronic health records …

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ACS Wins $26.6M Renewal for Long-term Healthcare Support Services

ACS, a Xerox (NYSE: XRX) company, will continue to support a long-term healthcare program under a three-year $26.6 million contract. ACS will provide management and assessment services including: initial screening for long-term care services home evaluations to assess and identify appropriate home-based services support system and care planning “We believe …

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CSC Promotes David Levitt to VP of Health IT Solutions for N. American Public Sector

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has named David Levitt as vice president of health information technology solutions for its North American public sector health services division. Levitt will be responsible for developing new business with federal health agencies and positioning CSC to win work to provide new systems necessary to …

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