IT in support of health case studies from NITAAC Contract Holders

The following are examples of work that NITAAC Contract Holders have done on behalf of NIH. This list is by no means inclusive but representative.
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A-TEK

Project Name:Facility Management System Application Operational Support

  • Agency Name:NIH-NIAD
  • Project Cost:$11,180,681.90
  • Time Frame:5 years
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Provide database management, application business management, information security plan, system configuration and integration and development.

Project Name:Software Support for Molecular Biology and Genomics Information

  • Agency Name:NIH-NLM-NCBI
  • Project Cost:$82,533,547.83
  • Time Frame:3 years
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Developed search and retrieval web applications, scientific data management, network and system management, bioinformatics, genome assembly and annotation.

Project Name:BioWatch Laboratory Staffing Services

  • Agency Name:DHS-Science & Technology Directorate and Office of Health Affairs
  • Project Cost:$57,572,670.66
  • Time Frame:5 years

Provided molecular fingerprinting. biodefense, biosurveillance, Laboratory Response Network (LRN), and FMS sequencing

A&T SYSTEMS

Project Name:eClinicalWorks Hardware, Software & Support

  • Agency Name:Children's National Medical Center
  • Project Cost:$199,632.00
  • Time Frame:12 months

A&T is enabling Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) to partner with community pediatric practitioners and highly rated eClinical Works, to implement an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) initiative. An integrated EMR solution will allow physician practices to immediately access patient records for improved care management, foster electronic communication between them and specialty providers, and securely send consult notes and clinical data back and forth. In addition, with an EMR the documentation process is simple, patient histories do not have to be taken multiple times, and the patient's visit is streamlined. Overall physician practices will be able to deliver better continuity and coordination of patient care, while interconnecting the healthcare of children around the region. This novel and ambitious project will bring improved quality and patient safety, and increased access to services to all children in our region.The Children's IQ Network officially launched in August 2008. The first practice joined the Network and was "live" in November 2008. By July 2009, CNMC, six community-based pediatric practices, the CNMC's Goldberg Primary Care Center and Clinics, Children's Pediatric and Associates Practices, 172 school nurse suites, immunization registries from DC, Maryland and Virginia, LabCorp and Quest were connected to a remote hosted hub and continuity of care record. Beyond that date, regional community practices were rapidly recruited into the Children's IQ Network. The planned data hub housing the continuity of care record, will be available to support real time clinical care, quality initiatives, research and serve as a resource for performance projects.

Project Name:eClinicalWorks EMR IT Support

  • Agency Name:The pediatric Care Center of Bethesda, MD
  • Project Cost:$76,000.00
  • Time Frame:07/2009 – through present
  • CIO-SP2i Award

The Pediatric Care Center contracted A&T Systems (A&T) to provide the procurement, installation and ongoing maintenance of the hardware necessary to support the eClinicalWorks applications for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management configured in an .asp environment. Scope of Work includes providing assistance with installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance management of all aspects of the hardware, network and security infrastructure for the eCW environment at each participating pediatric practice in accordance with the guidelines established by eCW and CNMC. Support consists of Design, Operations, Monitoring and Maintenance of a Local Area Network consisting of a Firewall, VPN, Router, Wireless Access Point, Networked Printer, Servers, Various Desktop, Tablet and Laptop Devices. Providers on call have the ability to VPN into their office environment for access to Practice Management and EMR Progress notes. A&T supports this client environment with IT Technical Support including network and system design, configuration of new and re-existing devices, integration software installation, server support services including upgrades, patches maintenance and troubleshooting and general technical support of the LAN, Firewall, Routers, Desktops, Laptops and Tablets.

Project Name:eClinicalWorks EMR IT Support

  • Agency Name:Primary Pediatrics of Laurel, Bowie & Silver Spring, MD
  • Project Cost:$82,000.00
  • Time Frame:February 2010 through present

Primary Pediatrics contracted A&T Systems (A&T) to provide the procurement, installation and ongoing maintenance of the hardware necessary to support the eClinicalWorks applications for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management configured in an .asp environment. Scope of Work includes providing assistance with installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance management of all aspects of the hardware, network and security infrastructure for the eCW environment at each participating pediatric practice in accordance with the guidelines established by eCW and CNMC. Support consists of Design, Operations, Monitoring and Maintenance of a Local Area Network consisting of a Firewall, VPN, Router, Wireless Access Point, Networked Printer, Servers, Various Desktop, Tablet and Laptop Devices. Providers on call have the ability to VPN into their office environment for access to Practice Management and EMR Progress notes. A&T supports this client environment with IT Technical Support including network and system design, configuration of new and re-existing devices, integration software installation, server support services including upgrades, patches maintenance and troubleshooting and general technical support of the LAN, Firewall, Routers, Desktops, Laptops and Tablets.

ACCENTURE

Project Name:Development of Use Cases in support of Office of National Coordinator’s Meaningful Use Program.

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$5M+
  • Time Frame:Two Years
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Accenture is responsible for the development of Use Cases as part of the Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework that will support the requirements for the implementation of key elements of meaningful use and future standards for the National Health Information Network (NHIN). With the development of the S&I Framework, this project will help build the foundation for the client to achieve their goal of widespread health IT interoperability across the nation. Increased interoperability among health care providers, through the use of health information technology, will help to provide US citizens a more efficient health care system, which will result in improved quality health care.

Project Name:Implementation of the Singapore National Electronic Health Record

  • Agency Name:Government of Singapore
  • Project Cost:$32M
  • Time Frame:A ten year Master Services Agreement

In 2010 Accenture was awarded a contract to implement the Singapore National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) system The National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) program is a multi-year contract to implement a system which provides a holistic view of a patient’s health information, supporting the Singapore Ministry of Health vision, “One Singaporean, One Health Record”. The NEHR system enables key medical information, including patient demographics, allergies, clinical diagnoses, medication history, radiology reports, laboratory investigations and discharge summaries to be exchangeable among healthcare providers. With the NEHR, health care providers have the right information at the right time to make the best care decisions for patients, and patients benefit from proper, right-sited care, disease management and cost savings, as duplicate or unnecessary tests are eliminated and medication errors are reduced. The NEHR will improve the quality of healthcare for citizens, lower the costs of health services, and promote more effective health policies.

Project Name:Defense Health Information Management System Computer Based Training

  • Agency Name:DoD-TRICARE Management Activity
  • Project Cost:$5M
  • Time Frame:Three years

The Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS) Computer Based Training Organization and Development program is a multi-year contract awarded to Accenture through the organization and development of DHIMS Computer Based Training (CBBT) lessons to be utilized by all Military Services’ medical providers through a variety of media. CBT organization and development will encompass all DHIMS products. The expectation is to consolidate all current DHIMS CBT lessons into a structured outline and create CBT lessons formatted to fit various media from computer stand-alone training to interaction through MHS Learn, DHIMS Website, Facebook, Twitter and other websites.

Project Name:Social Security Administration (SSA) IT Support Services Contract (ITSSC) IDIQ Contract

  • Agency Name:SSA
  • Project Cost:$2.3B Ceiling
  • Time Frame:Seven years

Under the US Social Security Administration (SSA) IDIQ IT Support Services Contract (ITSSC), Accenture will implement emerging technology applications designed to improve SSA’s service delivery capabilities to current beneficiaries and future retirees. Task orders issued under the contract may request services such as evaluating ways to integrate data from health records more seamlessly, expanding Web and social media to enhance user accessibility, and applying predictive models and analytics capabilities to SSA’s business.

AMDEX

Project Name:NIH/CIT/CBEL Application Software Development Services

  • Agency Name:NIH
  • Project Cost:$1,943,442.90
  • Time Frame:04/08/2002 – 04/09/2015
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Since 2002, AMDEX Corporation (AMDEX) has partnered with NIH/CIT/CBEL as a Prime contractor to provide rapid software application design and implementation services in support of the NIH TELESYNERGY® system. We insure that new diagnostic medical instruments are being utilized by healthcare providers were successfully integrated into the system. The TELESYNERGY® system is a multimedia, medical-imaging and collaboration system, which is currently accessed by more than 26 NIH-partner hospitals and other institutions worldwide, that can transmit simultaneous, high-resolution displays of medical images and link participants in a video conference. Our responsibilities included, but are not limited to Analysis of functional business applications and design specifications for functional activities; Development of block diagrams and logic charts; Translation of detailed design into computer software; Testing, debugging and refining of computer software to produce the required product; Preparation of required documentation, including both program-level and user-level documentation; Enhancement of software to reduce operating time or improve efficiency.

Project Name:NRC Health portal public and private websites.

  • Agency Name:HHS – AHRQ
  • Project Cost:$100,000.00
  • Time Frame:09/25/2009 – 09/24/2012

Support AHRQ by submitting concepts, strategies, solutions, and pilots for the development of improved capabilities and features for the NRC Health portal public and private websites. AMDEX allows AHRQ and stakeholders of the NRC Health IT portal achieve the Health IT Portfolio mission to develop and disseminate evidence about how Health IT can be used to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, effectiveness of care, and to support a goal of the NRC websites which is to serve as a one-stop-shopping national portal for Health IT and Quality.

AVAYA

Project Name:Web Presence Redesign

  • Agency Name:NIH-OITE
  • Project Cost:$552,916.00
  • Time Frame:September 23, 2008 – June 18, 2011
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Avaya Government Solutions (Avaya Gov) redesigned the web presence of NIH’s Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE). The major objective of the OITE Web site redesign project is to provide more and better information to internal and external constituencies—and to lead qualified users to online applications for NIH training programs—faster, more easily, and more elegantly than the current web site did. A secondary, but still important, objective was to streamline internal user community functions such as registration for and evaluation of OITE programs, lectures, and workshops.

BOOZ ALLEN

Project Name:Department of Veterans Affairs Information Assurance and IT Security Support Services

  • Agency Name:VA OIT- OIS
  • Project Cost:$51M
  • Time Frame:July 24, 2008 – July 23, 2011
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Booz Allen supports VA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for OIS in enabling compliance with federal legislation and increasing VA’s baseline information security, privacy, and risk management posture across the enterprise while reducing the reporting burdens required to comply with federal mandates. Booz Allen provides essential security and risk management services to VA to enable the Department to maintain compliance with federal mandates, provide mission-critical services, and maintain the trust and confidence of both the public and Veteran community in the quality of VA services and business operations.

Project Name:NCI CBIIT Program Management Support.

  • Agency Name:NIH-NCI
  • Project Cost:$13M
  • Time Frame:June 15, 2010 – May 14, 2011
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Booz Allen has been providing PMO support to the caBIG® Program nearly since its inception in 2003, and has worked closely to foster a collaborative community of clinicians, researchers, informatists and other key contributors to the translational research continuum. Through facilitated exchanges of best practices, solicitation of key biomedical informatics functional requirements and the development of relationships with domain subject matter experts in the academic community, the Booz Allen team has worked closely with NCI to develop a suite of tools and information network that accelerate the discovery of new approaches for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. The objectives of this latest PMO activity are to provide program management support services required to ensure efficient and effective operations of NCI programs managed by the CBIIT.

Project Name:Training Support for Regional Extension Centers.

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$9M
  • Time Frame:March 2010 – March 2014

Booz Allen is providing training support to ONC and 60 Regional Extension Center (REC) grantees working to increase the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). These RECs were created by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to provide assistance to primary care providers in small practices of less than ten providers in selecting, implementing, and becoming meaningful users (as established by HITECH) of EHRs in order to improve the quality and value of healthcare. Booz Allen is providing training to RECs in multiple formats. In order to maximize the value of training provided to the RECs, Booz Allen conducted focus groups with RECs and leveraged a strong understanding of the EHR and health IT domains to identify and rank training topics based on the ability to assist RECs in attaining milestones required for payment. This required Booz Allen to develop a detailed understanding of REC requirements and issues confronting them including business planning, overcoming barriers to physician adoption of EHRs, and staffing concerns.

CACI

Project Name:VA VLER (Virtual Life Electronic Record)

  • Agency Name:VA
  • Project Cost:$91M
  • Time Frame:5 years

By seamlessly integrating VA, DoD and private healthcare provider data, VLER will enhance the quality and continuity of veterans’ care by ensuring that no veteran has a delay in service as a result of the transition from active duty to veteran status. The objective is to provide a single, coherent, virtual, lifetime electronic record using a data-centric common services approach based on national standards. In this regard, VLER will provide for the exchange of health, benefits and personnel data within a secure, reliable and timely framework that safeguards the patient’s personally identifiable information (PII) pursuant to HIPAA, NIST and FIPS standards.

Project Name:TRICARE Certification and Accreditation (C&A)

  • Agency Name:DoD-TRICARE Management Activity
  • Project Cost:$64M
  • Time Frame:5 years (to be re-competed this year)CIO-SP2i Under evaluation for re-compete

CACI provides security management, technical support, and DoD Certification and Accreditation (C&A) for MHS/TMA Directors and TRICARE contractors’ Automated Information System (AIS) assets. DoD C&A minimally requires a technical and physical security evaluation of AIS security safeguards, including a qualitative assessment of the potential security risks to the configuration’s operational system and the countermeasures implemented for the AIS and its environment. CACI’s qualitative assessment and technical evaluation includes automated scans, DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), System Security Reviews (Manual Scripts and Interviews), and IS Documentation Evaluation.

CGI FEDERAL

Project Name:Standards and Interoperability Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Operational and Infrastructure Support

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$5.9M
  • Time Frame:Two year ARRA funded award (6/29/2010 – 6/28/2012)
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Provide operational support for the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Exchange to establish self-sustaining operational processes and infrastructure; enhance operational capability (monitoring, metrics, etc.); and provide cross framework PMO for CGI/Stanley ONC task orders.

Project Name:Standards & Interoperability Tools and Repository Project

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$6.9M
  • Time Frame:Two year ARRA funded award (7/30/2010 – 7/29/2012)
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Develop tools and repositories to streamline interface/interchange information between ONC S&I framework components to establish seamless communication (tools) across framework components; configure and develop tools and services as needed; and to adapt the NIEM process to the S&I Framework, as needed.

Project Name:SUPPORT THE STANDARDS AND INTEROPERABILITY NATIONWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK-TESTING INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$7.9 M
  • Time Frame:Two year ARRA funded award (8/02/2010-8/02-2012)
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Establish processes and tools to validate candidate implementation conformance to specifications by designing and developing a validation framework/test environment (process, tools, staff) that incorporates 3rd party (e.g. NIST) developed test tools into the framework and enhances the existing Interoperability Lab, and by conducting validation testing.

CREATIVE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INC (CITI)

Project Name:SharePoint Support Services

  • Agency Name:NIH-NCCAM
  • Project Cost:$418,721.00
  • Time Frame:Sep 2010 to Aug 2013

CITI is currently providing SharePoint Support Services to NIH/NCCAM. The work includes implementation of SharePoint lists, folders and libraries, tracking tasks, communications, workflows and sub-sites. It also includes SharePoint Administration and Support, managing security, testing, training, documentation and reports.

Project Name:caBIG

  • Agency Name:NIH/National Cancer Institute
  • Project Cost:$107,238.00
  • Time Frame:Dec 2008 to Jun 2010.

CITI participated in the Architecture Workspace as a subcontractor to Booz Allen, specifically CITI contributed to caBIG® by participating in the Architecture Workspace and creating new tools for the software developers working for the cancer research community. CITI has been successful at providing the NCI with state-of-the-art technology tools and has also educated the technical community with presentations at several NCI conferences such as caBIG® Architecture Conference and caBIG® Annual Conference in 2009 and 2010

Project Name:Study Manager Module

  • Agency Name:Cardiocore, a commercial clinical trial contract research organization (CRO)
  • Project Cost:$575,000.00
  • Time Frame:Dec 2010 to Nov 2011

Cardiocore is a specialty CRO providing cardiac safety services to the US government, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms. Cardiocore has globally provided cardiac testing services for over 500 Phase I-IV clinical trials for biopharmaceutical companies and the US government. CITI developed the Study Manager Module as part of the CardioPortal™ Release 2 project to enable Cardiocore to initiate and track global clinical trials. Study Manager was largest component of development within a new technology platform. CITI successfully delivered software development services to Cardiocore and the customer has been very appreciative of the efforts of the VC personnel.

CSC

Project Name:Biomedical Translational Research Information System

  • Agency Name:NIH-CC
  • Project Cost:>$50M
  • Time Frame:September 2009 – present
  • Multiple CIO-SP2i Awards

CSC is helping develop and operate a powerful new system called BTRIS – the Biomedical Translational Research Information System – that vastly improves access to information and data usability and significantly accelerates the medical research life cycle. CSC's BTRIS team currently includes skills in program management, architecture, healthcare data warehousing, Web services development, medical terminology, data analysis, testing, database administration, systems administration, and other key areas of expertise.Available to the NIH intramural community, BTRIS is an integrated data repository that brings together research data from the Clinical Center – the on-campus hospital where research-based patient care is provided– and other NIH Institutes and Centers. It speeds up development of new medical treatments two ways: (1) by making the wealth of NIH data easier to access, compile and analyze, and (2) by automating routine administrative tasks so that researchers have more time for research.BTRIS gives NIH investigators access to identifiable data for the patients on their own protocols, and it makes de-identified data across all protocols available to all NIH researchers to support new research. Researchers can query de-identified data to evaluate hypotheses and to identify candidate patients for inclusion in new studies. Tools such as advanced search, filtering, and aggregation methods let researchers create data sets that support ongoing studies and stimulate new ideas. This sharing of data allows for a much richer and more robust opportunities for scientific inquiry. The BTRIS solution architecture is flexible enough to accommodate all source data types that may be required, even those that don’t yet exist. Designed for interoperability with other large biomedical data repositories, it is likely to become increasingly useful over many years.As of late 2010, BTRIS contained clinical data from 30 sources spanning the NIH Clinical Center, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The next phase is improving usability and adding data from other institutes, with several institutes planned for each year. That work is expected to take about five years, after which further expansion is planned, enabling BTRIS to collect information from external data sources such as NIH grantees and providing data for clinical trials review.

Project Name:National Library of Medicine (NLM) Information Technology Support Services

  • Agency Name:NIH-NLM
  • Project Cost:>$50M
  • Time Frame:September 2001 – present
  • CIO-SP2i Award

At the National Library of Medicine (NLM), CSC provides IT support services as well as development expertise for the Digital Repository initiative, which provides access to and preservation of digital content to support the building of NLM's collection in the digital environment. As part of the contract, provides secure distributed network/desktop computing support and enables access to NLM’s extensive public facing Web servers housing highly technical medical information to support a worldwide user community. The project captures our work installing, managing, and supporting commercial and open source hardware/software and designing, installing, managing, and supporting networks, information security engineering, system C&A, application development, DR/COOP services, and contract management. CSC also maintains network connectivity with the broader NIH community and enables Internet access for library staff.

Project Name:World Trade Center Health Program

  • Agency Name:NIOSH-CDC
  • Project Cost:>$50M
  • Time Frame:April 2011 – present

On April 18, 2011, CSC received an award to provide Program Management and Administration services to support The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. The WTC Health Program was created by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 and was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2011. The WTC Health Program is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and supports initial health evaluations, monitoring, and treatment for emergency responders, recovery and cleanup workers, residents, building occupants and area workers who were directly impacted and adversely affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Approximately 58,000 enrollees in the current WTC health program are being transferred into the new program. In addition, the WTC Health Program expands benefits to eligible participants from the Shanksville, PA, and Pentagon disaster sites.The WTC Health Program provides treatment benefits for the covered WTC-related health conditions, including aerodigestive disorders, mental health conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, and other conditions as determined by NIOSH, to eligible individuals.The task order calls on CSC to provide health claims processing and adjudication services; administer the enrollment and eligibility process; and provide outreach, call center and financial management services. CSC will also collect claims data, build a data warehouse and provide total administration support to CDC/NIOSH.The WTC Health Program builds on CSC’s experience providing workers’ compensation claims processing for the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Federal Black Lung Program, as well as Medicaid claims processing for the State of New York. Additional expertise comes from CSC’s support of the DOL Central Bill Processing program and the North Carolina Medicaid Management Information System.Mike Gaffney, President, CSC North American Public Sector Civil Group, said “CSC is honored to have the opportunity to help those affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks. As a leader in complex program implementation, administration and health claims processing, with a unique specialty in workers compensation programs, CSC’s experience and expertise uniquely qualifies us to implement this system efficiently and effectively.”

DELOITTE

Project Name:Harmonization of Standards and Interoperability Specifications for the Office of Standards and Interoperability

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$7,601,254.63 Expected increase in funding to increase scope. When approved, total contract will be $8,295,114.87. (No change to period of performance.)
  • Time Frame:July 26, 2010 – July 20, 2012
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Health IT (HIT) Standards and Interoperability Specifications Harmonization is one component of a larger HIT Standards and Interoperability Framework run from within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. This framework embodies a sustainable set of tools and processes that facilitates HIT standards adoption and increases HIT interoperability. Deloitte is responsible for providing the subject matter expertise needed to identify, analyze, and harmonize the HIT standards and interoperability specifications identified as priorities by ONC leadership (e.g. those necessary for interoperable exchange of information related to Transitions of Care, Laboratory Reporting, Provider Directories, and Digital Certificates) as well as facilitating the alignment of HIT Standards activities across federal agencies and providing technical support for standards implementers.

Project Name:Nationwide Health Information Network Interoperability Specifications Development for the Office of Standards and Interoperability

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$2,269,735.77
  • Time Frame:August 2, 2010 – August 2, 2012
  • CIO-SP2i Award

The Specifications Development contract provides ongoing thought leadership and subject matter expertise and develops new specifications, tools, and processes in support of the ONC’s Standards and Interoperability Framework – a sustainable framework within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT that facilitates standards adoption and increases interoperability of health IT in the United States. Deloitte is also responsible for providing maintenance and support of the legacy Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange specifications.

Project Name:Support for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$896,235.00
  • Time Frame:3/31/2010 – 3/30/2013

Section 3001 (c) (3) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 required the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) to update the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, last updated in 2008. Deloitte supported ONC with the development of the Strategic Plan and coordinated with other appropriate Federal agencies. Areas of support included: Providing subject matter expertise on health IT, strategic planning, and implementation planning; Supporting interviews for over 10 Federal partners; Drafting sections of the Strategic Plan and its appendices; Providing technical expertise and staff support for Federal Clearance (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Management and Budget) and Public Comment; Designing the print and Web publications of the Strategic Plan; Supporting the development of communication materials and rollout strategy; Providing general program and operational support service.

Project Name:Health Information Technology Security and Cybersecurity

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$1,618,589.00
  • Time Frame:3/31/2010 – 9/30/2011

The purpose of this contract is to carry out a sequence of related activities with the goal of understanding security risks to HIT, planning and executing risk mitigation strategies, testing certain risk mitigation strategies, communicating to stakeholders the results, lessons learned, and actions that can be taken to reduce risk in HIT, which will create the foundation for policy development.

DIGICON

Project Name:Barcode Enabled Automated Point of Care Technology Solution

  • Agency Name:NIH-CC
  • Project Cost:$3,087,155.73
  • Time Frame:9/14/2008 – 6/30/2012
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Digicon Corporation is providing the Bar Code Enabled Automated Point of Care Technology solution to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. This solution strives to improve patient safety at the point of care through positive patient identification and accurate collection times for therapeutic studies and research protocols. The solution also helps to decrease the risk of patient misidentifications and vulnerabilities in the labeling of laboratory specimens and the administration of medications and blood transfusions. The solution interfaces with the Clinical Center’s information systems and provides portability to the clinical staff by offering handheld input and scanning devices, portable label printers, workstations on wheels and wireless connectivity.

Project Name:HRSA Injury Compensation System

  • Agency Name:HRSA
  • Project Cost:$3,076,284.71
  • Time Frame:9/30/2010 – 9/29/2012
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Digicon Corporation is providing a new automated solution in support of the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Both programs are administered by the Health and Resources Administration’s (HRSA) Healthcare System Bureau (HSB) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The new solution provides support for performing program operations electronically and addressing the reporting needs of each program. This includes automating certain business processes such as requests for benefits/claims, initial reviews, program reviews, legal reviews, expert reviews, negotiations, and awards including interfacing with the financial system for payments and closeout activities.

Project Name:NEI Computer Support

  • Agency Name:NIH-NEI
  • Project Cost:$14,807,042.00
  • Time Frame:12/21/2010 – 12/20/2015

Digicon Corporation is providing IT Computer Support to the National Eye Institute (NEI) in their mission of bringing new procedures, pharmaceutical treatments and devices to people with eye diseases and blindness. In addition to providing a full-range of IT support, our resources provide bioinformatics and genetic biology support focusing on two main components: 1) Laboratory information management services that include a) Designing and implementing Web based database applications for laboratory data; and b) Providing scalable data management for terascale data generation and analysis platforms. 2) Bioinformatics programming and data analysis services that include a) Supporting lab scientists on various computational and software needs; and b) Statistical analysis of high-throughput biological data.

FORCE 3

Project Name:Cisco SMARTnet Services

  • Agency Name:NIH-CIT
  • Project Cost:$4,594,253.
  • Time Frame:3 years
  • ECS III Award

Force 3 was awarded a 3 year, Annual in Advance Cisco SMARTnet maintenance contract with NIH that is managed and supported by Force 3's Customer Advocacy Team. Knowledge of when Cisco gear will become end-of-life and proactively communicating this allows our customer to better forecast procurement costs as well as resource needs for implementation. With exact dates provided for each Cisco technology suite, NIH/CIT can successfully prioritize which Cisco gear will be refreshed based on utilization and cost. The contract, worth approximately $4.5 million, is financed with an annual in advance payment plan under the terms and conditions of Force 3's NIH ECSIII Schedule.

Project Name:Digital Dental Radiography Solution (DDRS) Program

  • Agency Name:DoD-Air Force
  • Project Cost:$13,770,937.
  • Time Frame:4 years
  • ECS III Award

Force 3 has designed and implemented a Digital Dental Radiography Solution (DDRS) for 79 Air Force dental clinics, including eight (8) overseas clinics to include: Anderson Air Base, Guam; Lajes Air Base Portugal; Osan and Kunsan Air Bases, Korea; Yokota, Misawa and Kadena Air Bases, Japan; and Hickam AFB, Hawaii. The AF Medical Service required a digital dental imaging enterprise solution designed to provide AF dental personnel with the ability to process, print, share and store dental images, making our service men and women more accessible and combat-ready. Force 3's DDRS solution eliminates the need for film development with the conventional means of using darkrooms and harmful photographic chemicals, thus creating a more environmentally safe work area. Because Force 3's ECAT contract had hit its ceiling, NIH ECSIII was an alternative contract to procure the solution for many of the task orders.

Project Name:Network Infrastructure Upgrade for the Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine (CHPPM)

  • Agency Name:DoD-US Army
  • Project Cost:$413,779.56
  • Time Frame:7 months

Force 3 provided a Cisco solution for the Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (CHPPM) to replace their existing Enterasys switching systems/switches in the core, distribution and access switching layers. In addition, Force 3 designed and installed Cisco Access Control Server (ACS), CiscoWorks Local Area Network (LAN) Management Solution (LMS) and Network Compliance Manager (NCM) for network management.

GENERAL DYNAMICS

Project Name:Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP)

  • Agency Name:HHS
  • Project Cost:$80,263,633.00
  • Time Frame:June 2010 – June 2014

In June 2010, HHS awarded General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) the ERRP contract. ERRP provides reimbursement to participating employment-based plans for a portion of the costs of health benefits for early retirees and early retirees’ spouses, surviving spouses, and dependents. Within the first week after contract award, GDIT HIT stood up the application processing, payment processing, internal controls, electronic data interchange, and program management operations for the system. Within two months, the company built a Section 508-compliant, Internet-accessible secure website that allows plan sponsors to access information about the ERRP program, and a public website used for communicating information regarding the program to the public on a daily basis. GDIT HIT also stood up and runs the ERRP call center to answer customer inquiries.

Project Name:Drug Data Processing System (DDPS)

  • Agency Name:CMS
  • Project Cost:$58,500,972.00
  • Time Frame:February 2009 – July 2014

The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 established a prescription drug benefit to subsidize the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries, which went into effect January 1, 2006. In 2005, CMS selected General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) to design, develop, validate and implement DDPS. GDIT HIT continues to successfully support DDPS, and has expanded its role to encompass significant support for data analysis and reporting. DDPS captures, validates, stores and reports prescription drug event (PDE) data in support of the Medicare Part D program. This system captures actual cost and utilization data related to PDEs, as well as associated dimensional data. The data is stored to the CMS Integrated Data Repository (IDR), where the data is accessed via the Business Intelligence (BI) components of DDPS to address the data analysis requirements of CMS.

Project Name:ViPS Medicare System (VMS) Maintenance, Part B and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS)

  • Agency Name:CMS
  • Project Cost:$94,803,078.00
  • Time Frame:February 2011 – July 2016

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) first designed and developed VMS for Medicare Part B in 1979 and has continued to maintain and enhance the system for over 30 years. VMS, a large, complex system containing approximately 8,500 elements and over 2 million lines of code, is the standard Medicare system for all DMEPOS claims. GDIT HIT supports four VMS quarterly releases each year with over 10,000 development hours for each release. As a CMMI ML3-certified vendor using unsurpassed quality measures, GDIT HIT has never missed a timeline mandated by CMS for VMS, including those for CAST submissions and baseline configuration.

GOVPLACE

Project Name:HIPAA Compliant Secure Remote Access for Healthcare Researchers

  • Agency Name:NIH-NINDS
  • Project Cost:33K
  • Time Frame:9 Months
  • ECS III Award

Govplace designed and successfully piloted a HIPAA and FIPS 140-2 complaint solution for NINDS, which allowed healthcare researchers and administrative staff to work with and protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) while connecting to NIH systems from non-NIH devices. The solution development was offered through ECS III at a significant discount and as planned, the solution allows users to work remotely from any PC or laptop without risking PII. The solution is still in use at NINDS and is currently under evaluation to be offered as a managed service from Govplace in multiple NIH components as well as other healthcare organizations.

Project Name:Bioinformatics Software and Research Support

  • Agency Name:NIH-NCI
  • Project Cost:$60K
  • Time Frame:1 Year
  • ECS III Award

Govplace partner Ariadne provides NCI and thousands of other clients, including eight of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, with a best of class bioinformatics software suite for pathway analysis and natural language processing of biologic research data called Pathway Studio®. Pathway Studio allows NCI researchers to rapidly extract relevant facts and relationships from large document collections and build focused knowledge bases. The extracted knowledge is used in an interactive scaffold for defining and testing in silico-based hypotheses across a wide range of disciplines. The National Cancer Institute purchased site licenses at multiple locations worldwide through the ECS III contract.

Project Name:TRICARE Information Technology Support Services

  • Agency Name:Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, Tricare Management Activity (HA TMA)
  • Project Cost:$94M
  • Time Frame:5 Years

Govplace partner IntelliDyne is in its eighth year and 3rd contract renewal providing a full range of IT support services for more than 2,800 users of the TMA community nationwide. IntelliDyne answers over 34,000 Help Desk calls per year, manages over 18,000 IT assets, tracks over 100,000 documents, hosts over 1.6 million Web pages and maintains over 200,000, manages 60 applications, hosts over 175 servers, monitors over 250 VTC meetings a month, delivers training courses to over 80 HA/TMA employees a month, and provides C&A and HIPAA compliance audits. Customer Satisfaction as measured: 100% of all monthly and quarterly reports delivered on time, over 98% of Help Desk tickets completed within 1 business day, over 95% rating for our Customer Assistance Center, systems availability and network uptime is consistently over 98%. All work has been completed within the budget.

Harris Technical Services Corporation

Project Name:Standards and Interoperability Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Architecture Refinement and Management

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$2.9M
  • Time Frame:30 September 2010 – 29 September 2012
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Refine and manage the NHIN architecture, which is a specific network architecture that realizes health information interoperability specifications based on open standards. Provide strategic, technical, and programmatic advice to the ONC in the areas of health information technology interoperability protocols, architectural patterns, infrastructure, and operational considerations. Provide assistance in eliciting, prioritizing, and establishing architectural requirements, along with analysis, design, and guidance. Manage, plan, and develop architectural activities. Coordinate multiple stakeholders, community and governance groups associated with NHIN.

Project Name:US Army Dental Command IM&TD, Operations, Maintenance and User Support

  • Agency Name:DoD-Army
  • Project Cost:$12.8M
  • Time Frame:23 September 2007 – 8 March 2011

DENCOM provides programming, database administration, requirements analysis, system interface support, information assurance, HIPAA compliance, documentation management, configuration management, Tier 1, 2, and 3 helpdesk support to the CDS suite of applications, integration of emerging technologies, lifecycle management support, and other support to DENCOM CDS applications under development. Our support is worldwide, with sites including Osan, Republic of Korea; Landsthul, Germany; Honolulu, Hawaii; and the national capital region, Washington D.C.

Project Name:On-Site IT Support to the National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) Laboratory

  • Agency Name:NIH-NCI
  • Project Cost:$949K
  • Time Frame:21 December 2010 – 20 December 2015
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Support the FISH Lab computer image acquisition systems. Provide systems administration services for a UNIX and Windows 2008 server and SAN multi-platform file server running AppleTalk, PC, and FTP. Administer the OS9 operating system used to run AICGH, as well as MacX2.0 and UNIX operating systems by monitoring network performance and usage, troubleshooting problems, and backing up the systems. Support the design of the UNIX/SQL database architecture, including writing SQL scripts to generate statistics from information in the Softpath Laboratory Information System. Support ASI SkyImage and SkyView in addition to Leica’s QFish.

Project Name:Clinical Data Management for the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research

  • Agency Name:NIH-NCI
  • Project Cost:$36.9M
  • Time Frame:15 July 2011 – 14 July 2016
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Harris provides comprehensive clinical data management for the National Cancer Institute intramural clinical trials program. Harris provides the expertise that has consistently enabled increased data volume capacity while maintaining high data quality. Specific tasks include clinical data management, clinical data abstraction, quality assurance and control, clinical audit and monitoring, and maintenance and enhancement of research databases and systems. This contract is a continuation of 29 years of Harris support to the National Cancer Institute.

JACOBS via SYTEL

Project Name:Information Technology Support Services

  • Agency Name:NIH-OD-OIT
  • Project Cost:$28M
  • Time Frame:10/01/2001 – 09/30/2011
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Jacobs Strategic Solutions Group provides Help desk/desktop tier 2/3 support and ancillary services, security, network operations, application management and development and other consultation and advisory services to more than 2,700 users in multiple locations across Bethesda and Rockville, MD.

Project Name:Information Technology Support Services

  • Agency Name:NIH-ORS
  • Project Cost:$32M
  • Time Frame:12/21/2000 – 12/20/2010
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Jacobs Strategic Solutions Group provided leading-edge Customer Service, Network Services, Tier 2/3 Help desk and desktop support and Full Software Development Life-Cycle Support within the Information Technology Branch in support of the NIH Office of Research Services and the Office of Research Facilities (ORF). We supported the ORS IT Branch computer, connectivity and information exchange within an ITIL framework. We also incorporated customer relationship management (CRM) training into all customer support activities

Project Name:BioInformatics and Information Technology Support Services

  • Agency Name:NIH-NHLBI
  • Project Cost:$18M
  • Time Frame:2/1/2002 – 8/31/2010
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Jacobs Strategic Solutions Group provided centralized scientific user support for Mac and PC desktops for: LAN application availability, reliability, security, and interconnectivity; Mainframe communication, inventory control, instrument control systems, migrations, documentation, evaluations; Support and training for video teleconference, equipment, services, and software; and NHLBI intranet and web development. Equipment installation and configuration: We support approximately 1,600 end users and 1,500 desktops/workstations (10% Mac; 90% Windows) across 18 Intramural branches and 15 Extramural center/branches across the Bethesda/Rockville, Maryland NIH campus. The staff supports and installs PC images using Symantec Ghost Enterprise edition. The Web staff operates and maintains MS Windows Servers (4 production, 4 backup), web servers (3 production, 3 backups), database servers (2 production, 2 backup), and one SharePoint server that is currently being tested. Also provide business process analysis, engineering and architecture as well as project management.

L3-STRATIS

Project Name:Maintenance and Expansion of the Geographic Information System for Breast Cancer Studies on Long Island (LI GIS)

  • Agency Name:NIH-NCI
  • Project Cost:$1.38M
  • Time Frame:September 2004 - September 2007
  • CIO-SP2i Award

L-3 developed and maintained the National Cancer Institute’s Geographic Information System for Breast Cancer Studies on Long Island (LI GIS) to support the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP). Under NIH CIO-SP2i Task Order C-2314 – Maintenance and Expansion of the LI GIS, L 3 continued its partnership with the NCI by providing a wide range of services supporting and maintaining the LI GIS including: acquiring and maintaining datasets; performing technology evaluation and upgrades; performing maintenance and operations of the LI GIS IT infrastructure; help desk and on-call expertise to support researchers; user training; website development and maintenance; recommending and developing statistical functions; assisting with community liaison activities; coordinating with user groups both in the federal government and public; and providing system security. This was one of the first systems to apply GIS technology on a large scale to study the complex relationships between environmental exposures and cancer. L-3 developed a suite of tools and applications to support a geographic information system for breast cancer research as well as innovative ways to correlate temporal data with geospatial information to ease the analysis of epidemiological trends. The LI GIS system provides researchers with a highly innovative, investigative research tool for time-based analyses of demographic and environmental exposure variables. L-3’s computer scientists, software engineers, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and other health experts, supported by a panel of world-class researchers from Johns Hopkins University, extended GIS to new frontiers in technology. One of L-3’s premier achievements is the development of an interactive mapping application that accesses data from an underlying data warehouse and delivers maps via the Internet. The application has been showcased at various NCI and GIS conferences.

Project Name:Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Functional and Support Services

  • Agency Name:DoD-US Army
  • Project Cost:Not Available
  • Time Frame:August 2008 – July 2013

MC4 offers deployable medical units a wide range of integrated systems (software and hardware) that bridge the tactical and sustaining base information management and information technology healthcare systems. L3 provides life cycle IT service management, IT clinical support services, and software systems used by medics, doctors, and nurses in tactical environments worldwide to assist with patient treatment and documentation of patient encounters. L3 created, organized, staffed, and built two labs to support MC4 testing and integration requirements. We maintain the hardware and software configurations to perform testing and integration, and we maintain control of test scenarios, ensuring the security of healthcare and biomedical research systems complies with NIST SP 800-114. L3 is an active participant on the panel that is charged with developing security standards for health IT services; we provide a senior solution architect in a leadership position on the panel.

Project Name:National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS V)

  • Agency Name:Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
  • Project Cost:Not Available
  • Time Frame:March 2003 – August 2011

National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) is an Oklahoma State Department of Health development contract located in Oklahoma City, OK. We provide a team of programmers, analysts, and technical writers who support and provide a variety of information technical services. This includes software programming, process improvement, and project management tasks. L-3 developed the Public Health Investigation and Disease Detection of Oklahoma (PHIDDO) web application to meet Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and OSDH infectious disease reporting requirements. We designed the application to support 450 state and county users and 850 users at external hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, labs, and community-based organizations.

LOCKHEED MARTIN

Project Name:Consolidated Information Technology Infrastructure Contract (CITIC)

  • Agency Name:HHS-CMS
  • Project Cost:$401M
  • Time Frame:7.5 years
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Lockheed Martin is providing agency-wide IT and infrastructure support services to the CMS under the Consolidated Information Technology Infrastructure Contract (CITIC). CMS provides health insurance for approximately 90 million beneficiaries through Medicare, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Program, and other health care quality assurance programs. CMS has more than 6,000 government employees located in Woodlawn, Md.; Washington D.C.; and 10 regional locations and other satellite offices. Lockheed Martin is partnering with CMS on key CITIC initiatives targeting efficiency of business operations, security and proper protection of assets, and continuity of service. Lockheed Martin operates the agency's main data center located in Woodlawn MD, and their server and desktop platforms nation-wide. Lockheed Martin also manages, operates and maintains all voice, video and data communications networks including all local, wide and value-added networks. A full range of security and privacy services, help desk support, database management, web casting and web hosting, infrastructure management planning and disaster recovery planning and operations are also provided under the scope of the contract.

Project Name:Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) advancement of digital health records and secure health information exchanges

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$9M
  • Time Frame:Two years

Lockheed Martin will create new reference implementation software to support the development, testing and adoption of future Nationwide Health Information Network capabilities. Lockheed Martin will also support the development of real-world demonstrations and pilots for emergent Nationwide Health Information Network capabilities. “These pilots assess not only the technology and standards associated with the Nationwide Health Information Network, but also provide a test-bed to evaluate the interaction of all those elements required for secure interoperability among healthcare stakeholders,” said Michael Leff, Director, Lockheed Martin Health Information Management Solutions. “This is the equivalent of taking a new medical therapy out of a controlled clinical trial and assessing the value of that therapy in a real-world setting.” Lockheed Martin was among the first Nationwide Health Information Network contributors as a prime vendor in the Social Security Administration’s production prototype with Med Virginia, headquartered in Richmond, VA. In partnership with key stakeholders, Lockheed Martin helped develop technical specifications and provided Health IT consultation for the implementation of the CONNECT gateway, an open source Federal Health Architecture initiative that offers core Nationwide Health Information Network interoperability standards. These standards are now the foundation for all future Nationwide Health Information Network expansion activity. More recently, Lockheed Martin assisted the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on a project that demonstrated how the Nationwide Health Information Network can support the secure exchange of standardized health assessments to help improve quality of care for Medicare patients as they transition among healthcare providers and professionals.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN

Project Name:Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) National Level Repository (NLR) Design and Development

  • Agency Name:HHS-CMS
  • Project Cost:$37M
  • Time Frame:4/16/2010 – 4/15/2018
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Northrop Grumman successfully designed, developed, and implemented the HITECH NLR necessary for the government to allocate billions of dollars of incentive payments to Medicare and Medicaid professionals, hospitals, and other organizations to “meaningfully use” electronic health records (EHRs). Expanded use of EHRs is expected to both decrease the cost of care and increase the quality of care. NLR is a significant opportunity to meaningfully reform our nation’s healthcare system and has enabled CMS to register participants, accept meaningful use attestation and measures, and calculate and track payments, which are the core activities in administering the HITECH incentive payment program. This program expects to process millions of transactions to provide correct and accurate payments to an estimated 500,000 eligible professionals, 1,400 institutions (e.g., hospitals), and 56 state agencies with Medicaid administrative oversight who will apply for incentive payments.

Project Name:Bioinformatics Integration Support Program (BISC)

  • Agency Name:NIH-NIAID
  • Project Cost:$33M
  • Time Frame:9/30/2004 – 1/31/2012

BISC provides advanced information technology support in the production, analysis, archiving, and exchange of scientific data for the diverse community of life science researchers. The core component of the resource is an extensive data warehouse containing an integration of experimental data loaded from NIH-funded research and genomic, proteomic, clinical and other relevant extracted from a variety of public databases. The resource also provides data analysis tools and an immunology-focused ontology.

Project Name:National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

  • Agency Name:HHS-CDC
  • Project Cost:$24.9M
  • Time Frame:4/1/2010 – 6/30/2011
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Provides programmatic, application development, and informatics support to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). We support a broad range of IT services related to information systems in support of NCCDPHP programs. These services include software development, integration of applications, web development, and maintenance of the infrastructure to support systems. Northrop Grumman also offers systems support and studies for research activities related to public health practice and research.

Project Name:CDC Information Technology Services (CITS) II

  • Agency Name:HHS-CDC
  • Project Cost:$602M
  • Time Frame:October 2003 – April 2011
  • CIO-SP2i Award

CITS II supported the CDC enterprise, the Chief Information Officer’s (CIO’s) IT initiatives, and the Centers’ public health mission. The Northrop Grumman Team supported 45 tasks and 212 work orders, with 1,259 personnel, six small businesses, and more than 20 other companies provided services and technologies for over 300 enterprise-level application systems across five of six CDC offices, nine of ten centers, 19 divisions, and 13 branches. On development and engineering tasks, we applied capability maturity model integration (CMMI) approaches, defined measurable quality elements related to cost, schedule, and deliverables. Our staff were part of a team that won Web Marketing Association’s 2007 Web Award for Best Medical Web Site. Using extensive experience in .NET, ASP in a shared development environment, Visual Basic, and other tools for web-based development, we delivered applications to support administrative, programmatic, and scientific missions, and maintained more than 450 MS SQL server databases in four distinct development environments. We used quality assurance/testing and staging environments to ensure applications were compliant, reliable, and stable before being delivered to production. Our program director served as the single point of contact and was responsible for program oversight, subcontractor management, and technical performance.

Panamerica Computers Inc. dba PCI TECH

Project Name:System and Service Refresh

  • Agency Name:HHS-FDA
  • Project Cost:$50 Million
  • Time Frame:5 Year BPA8

Provide IT systems, monitors, and integrated services that include imaging, asset tagging, and detailed roll out delivery in a secure facility. Contract administrator works closely with COTR and CO to introduce product road maps when products are coming to an end-of-life production. PCi Tec has an accounting team that maintains an accurate accounting system and internal controls as well as monitors and ensures each delivery schedule is met.

Project Name:High Performance Computing

  • Agency Name:NIH-NLM
  • Project Cost:$3.5 Million
  • Time Frame:2009 to Date
  • ECS III Award

Provide high performance computing solutions to one of the largest institutes at NIH. Back-up data storage for the NCBI Genome Biology Project.

Project Name:System and Service Refresh

  • Agency Name:NIH-CIT
  • Project Cost:$1 Million
  • Time Frame:12 month re-compete
  • ECS III Award

Provide IT systems, monitors, and integrated services that include imaging, asset tagging, and detailed roll out delivery in a secured facility. Contract administrator works closely with COTR and CO to introduce product road maps when products are coming to an end-of-life production. PCi Tec has an accounting team that maintains an accurate accounting system and internal controls as well as monitors and ensures each delivery schedule is met.

SAIC

Project Name:Public Health Laboratory Interoperability Support

  • Agency Name:HHS-CDC
  • Project Cost:Not Available
  • Time Frame:5 Not Available

SAIC is helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the exchange of lab data in the identification and reporting of disease conditions. We are developing a standards-based architecture to continue progress toward full interoperability among public health laboratories and between public health laboratories and healthcare providers. The goal of this high-profile effort within the CDC is to develop the infrastructure to support laboratory electronic test orders and test results between public health partners.

Project Name:Various projects in support of the Department of Defense Electronic Health Record System

  • Agency Name:DoD-MHS
  • Project Cost:Not Available
  • Time Frame:Not Available

SAIC is helping the Department of Defense’s Military Health System (MHS) deliver better care to more than 9 million service members and their families by supporting DoD’s electronic health record system at 59 hospitals and 364 health clinics around the world. We support collaboration and interoperability initiatives for electronic health records between the DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Illinois. In addition, we continue to provide systems monitoring and management services to help assure the availability and reliability of MHS applications on its global network infrastructure.

Project Name:Scientific Systems Information Support

  • Agency Name:Federal Health Client (Name Not Provided)
  • Project Cost:Not Available
  • Time Frame:Not Available
  • CIO-SP2i Award

SAIC was selected, via a NITAAC task order contract, to work with a federal health client to establish an electronic system to uniformly code research grants and activities to achieve data standardization and improve the agency’s ability to report to Congress on spending. We are helping to create standardized business rules to support coding and facilitate consistent project reporting and enhanced transparency.

SRA

Project Name:Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

  • Agency Name:HHS-CDC
  • Project Cost:$14.4M
  • Time Frame:09/2004–09/2011

VAERS is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by CDC and FDA. VAERS was mandated by Congress in 1986, which required healthcare providers and vaccine manufacturers to report vaccine adverse events (VAEs). Based on CDC and FDA requirements, SRA designed, developed, implemented, and maintains the VAERS system to house VAE reports. SRA also planned, designed, developed, and maintains a public website (vaers.hhs.gov) that provides public information, a publicly accessible dataset, and facilitates electronic submission of VAEs by the public and healthcare providers. The VAERS system uses CDC’s Public Health Information Network (PHIN) and is currently establishing PHIN Messaging System (PHIN-MS) connectivity with State agencies.

Project Name:Western Health Information Network for the Long Beach Department of Health

  • Agency Name:HHS-ONC
  • Project Cost:$490K
  • Time Frame:10/2007–03/2009

As the program manager for the Western Health Information Network - one of the largest regional networks participating in NHIN - SRA helped recruit healthcare organizations into NHIN and played an integral role in planning for the demonstration, including coordinating the preparatory meetings, developing communications materials for the participating audience and the general public, and generally overseeing LBNH's involvement in the demo. The audience included the general public as well officials from the Department of Defense, the Department of Veteran's Affairs, the Social Security Administration, and the American Health Information Community - the federal advisory panel that made recommendations to HHS on how to accelerate the development and adoption of health information technology. The demonstration - which showed how a healthcare provider could locate, retrieve and review patient information from another provider's network as well as how patients could opt out of having their records shared - was deemed a great success by everyone involved.

Project Name:The Cancer Genome Atlas Data Coordinating Center And Data Portal (TCGADCC/Portal)

  • Agency Name:NIH-NCI
  • Project Cost:$17.9M
  • Time Frame:10/2010–10/2017 (current contract)

The TCGA Project began with a three-year pilot on two cancers, and is currently being scaled up to more than 20 cancers. The program is a collaboration between NCI, NHGRI, and many other cancer research organizations participating as centers in the program. Its goal is to perform the most detailed characterization of cancer ever attempted at the molecular level. Key components of TCGA include the Biospecimen Core Resource (BCR), Cancer Genome Characterization Centers (CGCCs), Genome Sequencing Centers (GSCs), the Data Coordinating Center (DCC), the Genome Data Analysis Centers (GDACs), and the TCGA Data Portal. In this project, SRA provides support through development and operation of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC), whose role is integral to the entire TCGA program. Data is produced within the Centers, including the Genome Sequencing Centers (GSCs), Cancer Genome Characterization Centers (CGCCs), and the Biospecimen Core Resource (BCR). This data is accessible to researchers within and outside TCGA. SRA has also developed a data management pipeline to process data and prepare it for rapid, public distribution in formats and systems that are harmonized with the standards established by the caBIG® program.

STG

Project Name:Geospatial Modeling of Infectious Disease Risks for US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI)

  • Agency Name:DoD-US Army
  • Project Cost:Not available
  • Time Frame:2/2010 through 2/2015

STG has as team of expert scientists, geospatial analysts, computer scientists and database experts who have worked collaboratively to develop risk maps, tools, and analyses to understand the risks of infectious diseases, including West Nile Virus and other encephalitides in the U.S.; dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and leishmaniasis globally; and African and American trypanosomiasis at the continental scale. STG will continue to develop methodologies, tools and models to assess health threats to U.S. interests worldwide, supporting NCMI with access to relevant health information and scientifically based analytic tools. Our teams use temporal and spatial mapping using the latest GIS mapping technology of chronic diseases including remotely sensed satellite data and advanced mathematical modeling to produce tools that can identify, in the absence of surveillance data, areas suitable for our target diseases. Our work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. Users of our products include state and local governments, CDC, DOD, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Project Name:Department of Veterans Affairs Security Control Assessment (SCA) Program Support

  • Agency Name:VA
  • Project Cost:$36.5 Million
  • Time Frame:9/26/07 - 9/25/11

In 2004, STG conducted an independent security assessment for the Office of the Director VHA Office of Information, Health Information Architecture, and Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). STG was responsible for planning, designing, and implementing a comprehensive requirements management program, including the initiation of a set of phased proof-of-concept exercises that led to the institutionalization of the program. STG’s work included performing tasks related to health information technology architecture engineering, systems engineering, development of blueprint for health architecture, configuration and change management, issues management, and risk management related to requirements and systems engineering.STG’s current VA SCA contract actively supports the infrastructure, processes, and goals of adopting and securing technology for the active exchange of VA information, including healthcare information, among VA resources, DOD, medical, research, and national security organizations that support our Veterans. Under our current contract, STG performs security assessments on every moderate- and high-impact system at Veterans Affairs, including VA medical centers, program offices, regional offices, field offices, community-based outpatient clinics, IT, and data centers. Based upon STG’s IA assessments and documentation, VA meets Office of Personnel Management, VA, and federal regulations ensuring that its IT systems and processes are compliant and secure.

Project Name:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center Mission Support Services

  • Agency Name:U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Project Cost:$50 Million
  • Time Frame:2/27/06 to 2/28/12

For over 10 years STG has supported more than 30 active task orders under NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center Mission Support Services BPA ranging from data analysis and visualization, scientific programming and research, and advanced IT in support of environmental initiatives and public health. STG work with our NOAA customers includes creating the U.S. Drought Portal that provides information about risk and impact of droughts to different government agencies and stakeholders such as the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. We have supported the US Climate Change Science Program, including climate data reports--Global Climate Change Impacts in the U.S. report released by the White House in 2009. We developed and transitioned visualization techniques and software for National Weather Service Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) data used by scientists and analysts. STG provides 24 x7 x 365 system administration and IT security support; maintains and operates digital and physical data archives. STG’s assistance to NCDC’s data modernization efforts includes imaging more than 20 million manuscript records from NCDC’s scientific paper archives. STG personnel safeguard and provide secure access to petabytes of worldwide environmental data.

UNYSIS

Project Name:CDC Mid-Tier Data Center

  • Agency Name:HHS-CDC
  • Project Cost:$50M
  • Time Frame:06/01/2003 – 08/31/2011
  • CIO-SP2i Award

Unisys CDC Mid-Tier Data Center (MTDC) past performance is a task order awarded under CIO-SP2i. As the prime contractor for CDC MTDC, Unisys manages large and complex IT-related efforts. Unisys supported marked increases in server management and maintenance, hosted applications, and regional servers. Unisys successful planning, execution, and monitoring of these functions enabled the MTDC to take on additional responsibilities, such as support of the development and test environments for a critical program, BioSense. This centralization of services and commonality of support offer the MTDC customer base economies of scale effective enough to drive down agency IT costs and to enable CDC to focus on its customer, the U.S. public. We provide the technical and functional contract-level activities necessary to manage the MTDC program, including centralized administrative, clerical, documentation, and other related functions, as well as the technical and functional activities necessary to manage the tasks of the MTDC SOW.

Project Name:HHS Enterprise Email Initiative

  • Agency Name:HHS
  • Project Cost:$72.1M
  • Time Frame:01/2004 - 03/2010

Unisys provided design, implementation, management, and outsourcing services for HHS Mail. Unisys managed nearly 80,000 Microsoft (MS) Exchange email boxes and 12,000 BlackBerry server accounts supporting multiple Operating Divisions (OpDivs) across HHS. HHS Mail is a large, secure, and highly available enterprise email and calendaring solution meeting the varying requirements of each OpDiv. Unisys modernized and standardized HHS' messaging infrastructure meeting their goals of reducing costs, providing consistent and efficient email/calendaring functionality for all users, providing a consistent email address scheme fulfilling the department's communication and collaboration requirements. The HHSMAIL is supported by an advanced storage area network. Unisys managed19 TB of primary exchange storage, and 45 TB of archival space.