Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SSA Announces Contracts

SSA awarded 15 healthcare providers and networks $17.4 million in contracts funded through ARRA to provide electronic medical records to the agency to be sent via NHIN. “Using health IT will improve our disability programs. We’ve seen a significant increase in disability applications and today the agency sends more than 15 million requests annually for medical records to healthcare providers.” according to Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security. In FY 2010, the agency expects to receive more than 3.3 million applications, which is a 27 percent increase over FY 2008.

The awards went to:

• Cal RHIO, San Francisco, CA-$1,625,000
• CareSpark, Kingsport, TN-$1,363,000
• Center for Health Communities, Wright State University, Healthlink, Dayton OH-$999,000
• Central Virginia Health Network/MedVirginia, Richmond, VA-$1,139,000
• Community Health Information Collaborative, Duluth, MN-$977,000
• Douglas County Individual Practice Association, Roseburg, OR-$502,000
• EHR Doctors Inc., Pompano Beach, FL-$1,000,000
• HealthBridge, Cincinnati, OH-$1,400,000
• Lovelace Clinic Foundation, Albuquerque, NM-$1,083,000
• Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI-$998,000
• Memorial Hospital Foundation & Memorial Hospital of Gulfport Foundation, Gulfport, MS-$1,100,000
• Oregon Community Health Information Network, Portland, OR-$284,000
• Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Indianapolis, IN-$350,000
• Science Applications International Corporation, Reston, VA-$1,587,000
• Southeastern Michigan Health Association, Detroit, MI-$2,988,000