ACS signs $100M IS deal with Massachusetts health system
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) has received a five-year contract, totaling $100 million, with UMass Memorial Health Care, a Worcester, Mass.-based hospital system, to provide information systems (IS) services.

The contract will extend an existing six-year business relationship, according to the Dallas-based company.

Under the terms of the agreement, ACS said it will provide a method of expanding UMass’ IT systems through deployment of servers and data storage based on the hospital system’s IT infrastructure needs. ACS also will provide networking, data systems, data center hosting, desktop, help desk, telecommunications, disaster recovery and resource planning services.

UMass has approximately 1,500 physicians with 13,000 employees, including 3,000 registered nurses. In total, the hospitals have 1,093 beds.