Orion Health, a company that develops modern and creative solutions for healthcare has announced that the company was a part of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health team awarded a contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide an electronic health record (EHR) for the U.S. Military. The team solution will include an off-the-shelf EHR with the associated services needed to deploy the EHR across the Military Health System.
DHMSM Contract Details
As part of the DoD EHR Modernization project, DoD has selected Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine®, which is designed for rapid interoperability between healthcare IT systems, regardless of technology or standards. Rhapsody will provide the required link between the DoD’s Cerner EHR system and the civilian facilities that provide care to over 50 percent of military personnel. Through continuous innovation, Rhapsody provides a comprehensive set of tools to simplify complex healthcare interoperability, and is the first integration engine to implement the new HL7® FHIR® standard.
Rhapsody is currently used by hospitals, IDNs, software companies, public health agencies, health information exchanges (HIE), health plans and financial clearinghouses. The integration engine provides comprehensive support for an extensive range of communication protocols and message formats, and helps interface analysts and hospital IT administrators reduce their workload while meeting the complex technical challenges associated with making healthcare data accessible to all stakeholders.
The contract, known as the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM), is an initiative designed to modernize the military’s healthcare system, enabling patients and clinicians to capture and share health data that can improve the continuity and quality of care for those who serve and have served our country and their families. DHMSM will continue the DoD’s leadership in using the best healthcare technology, and can help improve medical outcomes and support the medical readiness of the U.S. military.
The $4.3 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a two-year initial ordering period, with two 3-year option periods, and a two-year award term which is earned through successful performance during the previous contract periods.