ACS nets 10-year, $57M EHR contract with Missouri
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) has renewed its contract with the Missouri HealthNet Division (MO HealthNet) to provide EHRs and pharmacy benefits management solutions.

The Dallas-based company said the contract has a length of up to 10 years and a total value of $57 million if all option years are exercised.

Under the contract, ACS said it will provide the state with several components of ACS' EHR solution, including SmartPA for conducting automated prior authorizations and prospective drug utilization review. Since 2002, SmartPA has contributed more than $85 million in program savings annually in Missouri, according to the company.

ACS said it has also provided MO HealthNet with retrospective drug utilization review and academic detailing programs that have enabled the state to save more than $10 million. In 2002, ACS said it introduced the Get Well program, a disease management program, which saved the state more than $7 million.

ACS also said it will deploy EHR web tools — DirectInform, CyberAccess and DirectCarePro—that enable patients, physicians and pharmacists to access information.