GDI Wins $89M Software Engineering Contract for Indian Health Services

Kamal Narang, GDI

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded an $89 million contract by the Indian Health Service to provide software engineering support services for Resource and Patient Management System, Electronic Health Record System of the agency.

The 5-year contract has a base period of one year with four option years.

“The enhancements to RPMS will further support patient healthcare and improve outcomes in tribal communities across the country,” said Kamal Narang, GDIT Vice President and Federal Director General of Health.

“It will also facilitate a smooth transition for future EHR modernization efforts. GIT is honored to continue our 20-year partnership with IHS and support the agency’s mission to improve the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.” -he adds.

IHS provides federal health services to 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 574 federally recognized tribes in 37 states. The agency’s healthcare providers use the RPMS as an EHR platform for patient care in hospitals and clinics nationwide. RPMS population health tools leverage clinical insights to improve treatment outcomes and advance best practices among geographically dispersed IHS populations.

Under the contract, GIT will provide full software development lifecycle services for RPMS, including project management, system deployment support, security engineering and compliance, application development software, computer architecture and system engineering. Additionally, GIT will work with IHS to support its data management and future migration needs.

Veronica J. Snell