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TMCNet:  CSC Bids to Modernize the Health IT System for U.S. Military Personnel and Their Families

[June 24, 2014]

CSC Bids to Modernize the Health IT System for U.S. Military Personnel and Their Families

FALLS CHURCH, Va. --(Business Wire)--

CSC (NYSE: CSC (News - Alert)) announced today that it is pursuing the anticipated multi-billion dollar U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) contract with Allscripts and HP. The CSC-led team intends to deliver a secure, enterprise-wide information technology (IT) solution that joins multiple disparate military health information systems into a single, open, interoperable and extensible platform that seamlessly connects patients and providers.

"As a practicing physician in the Navy and civilian sector, I personally understand the importance of this initiative and am honored for the opportunity to extend my experience and expertise in DoD mission and medical knowledge to this team," said Dr. Robert M. Wah, CSC chief medical officer and current American Medical Association president. "CSC is the world's largest health systems integrator. As such, we know that secure access to actionable data, system usability and agility will be critical to the program's success. Together with our teammates, we will deliver a solution that improves care of military beneficiaries and keeps our fighting force strong and fit. We intend to provide to military members and their families the same outstanding service that they deliver to our nation on a regular basis."

CSC will apply its leading commercial, government and global health technology experience to quickly and successfully deliver next-generation solutions that improve health outcomes. Allscripts, with one of the largest client bases in healthcare, will provide its comprehensive, integrated and interoperable electronic health record solution. Allscripts' open architecture will enable DoD to innovate care anywhere while easily maximizing the reuse of systems and data as well as leveraging the full spectrum of future technological advancements. Allscripts' clients are among the largest and most advanced healthcare organizations in the world, including The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

HP brings domain expertise in healthcare IT, developed from its 50-year history of providing innovative solutions for Military Health, VA, Health and Human Services (HHS), commercial healthcare organizations and state government health agencies. Each year, HP technology and services touch more than 200 million patient lives and are used to perform 2.8 billion healthcare transactions that deliver quality care around the globe. Its world-class IT will provide DoD with industry-leading products and services designed for the future.

About CSC

CSC is passionate about healthcare and life sciences. Our approach to health IT is simple: connect, care and collaborate. We develop and deliver innovative technology-enabled solutions and services to help healthcare, life sciences and government enterprises deliver improved and modern care. A global leader of next-generation IT services and solutions, CSC enables superior returns on clients' technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 79,000 employees and reported revenue of $13.0 billion for the 12 months ended March 28, 2014. For more information, visit the company website at csc.com and read our global healthcare blog.

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