Pentagon employs Northrop Grumman to connect military EHR systems

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a $10.3 million contract to Northrop Grumman to deploy, enhance and maintain the Clinical and Health Data Repository, aimed at enabling the sharing of patient data with Veterans Affairs. The contract has two one-year options, according to the McLean, Va.-based company.

The Clinical and Health Data Repository initiative will allow seamless sharing of electronic health record (EHR) data between the DoD’s EHR system, AHLTA, and the VA's HealtheVet patient record system, VistA.

Under terms of the agreement, Northrop Grumman’s IT sector will provide systems engineering and integration, information assurance and security, configuration management, technical support, and system enhancement and maintenance. Northrop Grumman’s IT sector at DoD facilities in Chantilly, Va., South Jordan, Utah, and other sites in the U.S. will collaboratively work on the contract.

Last March, the DoD awarded the company a $67.7 million contract to provide security accreditation and information assurance, management information services, commercial-off-the-shelf product monitoring and configuration management support to AHLTA.