Impact Advisors, a provider of HIT services, recently announced that it will be joining IBM and Epic in their proposal for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) contract. Widely experienced in the EHR arena, Impact Advisors has helped more than 130 clients transform and modernize their medical records systems.
IBM announced in June its plans to team with Epic to compete for the DHMSM contract. IBM will bring its extensive system integration, knowledge of current Department of Defense systems, and change management and operational expertise in delivering large scale solutions to the project. Epic will lend its market leading system experience in medical record adoption and integration. Impact Advisors will provide its Epic domain expertise in the areas of clinical transformation, user engagement, project delivery, end-to-end implementation planning, and on-going staffing support.
Impact Advisors has significantly improved the clinical and financial performance of its clients and will leverage its industry leading consultants, methodologies, and tools to bring value to this important initiative. Impact Advisors brings a depth of experience with Epic, HIT, operational and clinical workflows and systems interoperability.
“Impact Advisors has a strong track record of working with hospitals and health care organizations all over the country in delivering Epic solutions that transform care delivery and clinical results,” says Keith Salzman, MD, IBM’s chief medical information officer who is leading the collaboration between IBM and its business partners on the DHMSM bid. “They are a strong addition to our team as we pursue this bid in helping the Department of Defense better share, collaborate, and coordinate care.”
The DHMSM project will transform and modernize the Military Health System clinical systems allowing service members and their families to benefit from the best health care this country can provide. The program seeks to not only modernize the current Department of Defense EHRs but also make it interoperable with VA systems and private provider EMRs. The contract will serve some 9.7 million beneficiaries including active duty, retirees, and their dependents.
Source: Impact Advisors