Healthlink: $18M contract from Unisys for DoD's CHCS II initiative

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Healthcare information systems consulting firm Healthlink Inc. has been awarded an $18 million, four-year Unisys subcontract to provide worldwide training services for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Composite Health Care System II (CHCS II) initiative.
   
The work will be performed under a DoD systems integration, design, development, operations and maintenance services III (D/SIDDOMS III) contract.
    
CHCS II is the DoD's dental and medical clinical information system that manages the healthcare information of military personnel across all branches of the service on a worldwide basis. The core capability of CHCS II is to generate and maintain a comprehensive, life-long, electronic medical record for each member of the military and to provide real-time, around-the-clock, secure access to this record at the point-of-care, Healthlink said. 
    
Healthlink will assist the DoD in the training of healthcare personnel for implementation of Block I functionality of the system. Block I encompasses outpatient clinical documentation and supports encounter documentation, health history, order entry, and patient alerts.
   
A major component of the activity includes assessing the workflow of each specific clinic at each military treatment facility (MTF) prior to initiating training, Healthlink said. Healthlink's Promap4 library of process maps will enable the comparison of generic workflows to the specific processes used at each MTF.
   
Healthlink became a subcontractor to Unisys last December under a 10-year D/SIDDOMS III contract. The organizations are also partners on a Veterans Affairs Global Information Technology Support Services (GITTS) contract.