General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a five-year, $14.3 million task order by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) under the TRICARE Evaluation, Analysis and Management Support (TEAMS) contract. General Dynamics was originally awarded the TEAMS indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract in July 2008.
General Dynamics will provide program management services to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). Work will include program administration, conference planning, strategic communications and accounting support. The company will also coordinate information systems and technology services, including phone lines and computer access for DVBIC headquarters in Washington, D.C., and its Johnstown, Pa., and Charlottesville, Va., sites.
"General Dynamics has a long history of supporting vital health systems projects within the TRICARE Management Activity and the Military Health System," said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of Army Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. "We will provide DVBIC with the program management and technical support they need to ensure service members, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury receive the high-quality care they deserve."
DVBIC is the primary traumatic brain injury component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. It serves thousands of patients through a comprehensive network of 17 physical sites throughout the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. In addition to treating service members and veterans with all levels of traumatic brain injury, the center conducts an extensive research program and provides education about brain injuries to families, the public and clinical providers.
Through the TEAMS contract, General Dynamics provides critical management support to the Defense Health Information Management System's Electronic Health Record (EHR) program, an enterprise-wide medical clinical information system, used in all fixed military medical and deployed facilities, that generates, maintains, stores and provides secure online access to comprehensive patient records. The company also provides program and functional management services to the Defense Blood Standard System program office, which ensures the distribution of safe and effective blood products.
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