Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lockheed Wins Contracts

Lockheed Martin has a new $2.8 billion seven-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide information technology to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Information Technology Support Services Contract (ITSSC) encompasses a complete range of services related to SSA’s major systems modernization initiatives.

Lockheed Martin’s work under ITSSC includes integrating electronic medical records into SSA processes, leveraging the Nationwide Health Information Network, and developing new web-based self-service tools.

In August, Lockheed Martin received two contracts awarded by the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT at HHS totaling $9 million over two years to support the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Under the first contract, the company will create new reference implementation software to support the development, testing and adoption of future NHIN capabilities. The second contract calls for the development of real-world demonstrations and pilots for emergent NHIN capabilities.

Recently, Lockheed Martin assisted CMS on a project to demonstrate how the NHIN can support the secure exchange of standardized health assessments to help Medicare patients as they transition among healthcare providers and professionals.