FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations, today announced that it has won the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) Fifth Generation contract on behalf of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Under this contract, SRA will provide all services to operate the NPDB-HIPDB including full life-cycle system and software development, call center operations, document processing, security, business process modeling, enterprise content management, data analytics, business continuity planning, policy support, event planning, and operations and maintenance. The contract is valued at $78.5 million over five years, if all options are exercised.
The Data Bank, consisting of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB), is a confidential information clearinghouse established by Congress to improve health care quality, protect the public, and reduce health care fraud and abuse in the U.S.
“This project is indicative of the mission-focused work that SRA’s Health Group performs, and the impact that we have on the health of the American people every day,” said SRA Senior Vice President Paul Nedzbala. “We are proud of the confidence that HRSA has shown in SRA over the past 17 years, and look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that timely, accurate information on health care practitioners is available and affordable."
The NPDB and HIPDB encourage the identification and the prevention of medical malpractice and healthcare fraud across the U.S. by providing information sharing between reporting agencies, individual practitioners, and hospitals, health plans, and other healthcare organizations. Since 1994, SRA has contracted with HHS-HRSA to provide total lifecycle support of the operations, maintenance, and enhancement of NPDB-HIPDB.
About SRA International, Inc.
SRA is dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations serving the national security, civil government, health, and intelligence and space markets. Founded in 1978, the company has expertise in such areas as cyber security; disaster response planning; enterprise resource planning; environmental strategies; energy systems and sustainability; IT systems, infrastructure and managed services; learning technologies; logistics; public health preparedness; public safety; strategic management consulting; and systems engineering.
SRA employs approximately 7,000 employees serving clients from its headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and offices around the world. For additional information on SRA, please visit www.sra.com.
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