General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today that it was awarded an $89 million contract by the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The company will continue to provide software engineering support services for the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS), the agency’s electronic health record (EHR) system. The five-year contract has a one-year base period with four option years.
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 RPMS as their EHR platform for patient care across hospitals and clinics nationwide. RPMS population health tools leverage clinical analytics to improve treatment outcomes and advance best practices across IHS’s geographically dispersed populations.
Under the contract, GDIT will provide full software development life cycle services for RPMS, including project management, system deployment support, security engineering and compliance, software application development, IT architecture and system engineering. In addition, GDIT will be working with IHS to support their data management and future migration needs.
“The enhancements to RPMS will further support better patient healthcare and improve outcomes across tribal communities nationwide,” said Kamal Narang, GDIT vice president and general manager for Federal Health. “It will also facilitate a smooth transition for future EHR modernization efforts. GDIT is honored to continue our 20-year partnership with IHS and support the agency’s mission to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.”
Since 2003, GDIT has supported IHS with mission-critical IT programs, including maintaining and deploying its EHR system; deploying a Covid-19 vaccine reporting system; and developing a population health management software solution to promote and track screenings across IHS populations.