DoD and VA Interagency Program Office Awards iEHR System Integration Contract To Systems Made Simple

Press Release | Systems Made Simple (SMS) | October 9, 2012

Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS), a leading provider of IT systems and services to support critical architecture, data, and application challenges in the healthcare industry, today announces its contract award to provide management and technical support services for the Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) initiative.

The contract falls under the Interagency Program Office (IPO), a collaborative effort between Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and implement the iEHR initiative. These programs will facilitate full information interoperability between departments and improve functionality and efficiency for the DoD and VA combined beneficiary population of more than 18 million patients and 400,000 providers.

Under this contract, SMS will provide a full range of management and strategic planning, technical expertise, hardware/software integration capabilities, deployment, testing, maintenance and documentation services required to execute iEHR. SMS will work collaboratively with the IPO and other third party contractors and vendors to deliver improved health system functionality for individuals and providers.

“Our extensive history with the VA and significant work within the federal healthcare IT space makes us well-positioned to deliver successful results through the iEHR contract,” said Ron Fishbeck, CEO and co-founder of SMS. “The iEHR initiative will modernize existing VA and DoD legacy health systems and data stores to streamline the overall healthcare package available to millions of people and hundreds of thousands of practitioners.”

The 12-month contract is valued at more than $11 million and will result in the delivery of over 50 joint DOD/VA capabilities.

To learn more about SMS and its VA-related projects, please visit

About SMS

Systems Made Simple (SMS) is a Service-disabled, Veteran-owned Business that delivers leading IT solutions to Fortune 500 customers and federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency and General Services Administration. For more than 20 years, SMS has provided program management, integration services, data management, and systems and software engineering that address unique business and operational challenges. Each healthcare IT tool developed by SMS is customized to improve day-to-day business transactions, maximize efficiencies, eliminate risks and reduce costs. To learn more, visit


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