DHS Seeks e-Records Vendor

John Pulley | NextGov.com | April 18, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to award a contract in September for an electronic health record system to manage health care for detained foreign nationals, including undocumented immigrants, Government Health IT reports.

The integrated EHR will replace paper records and smaller, stand-alone automated systems at 22 locations around the country and headquarters, according to a department request for information (RFI) filed earlier this month in Federal Business Opportunities, a database of federal government contracting opportunities. The e-record system will support practitioners and staff at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's Health Service Corps, DHS says.