DOD chooses Integic to build health portal

DOD chooses Integic to build health portal

By Tony Lee Orr

GCN Staff

DEC. 11—The Defense Department last week announced a $20 million contract with Integic Corp. of Chantilly, Va., to build a Web portal for health care information and services.

The eHealth portal is expected to improve health care delivery for more than 8 million military beneficiaries. It will provide access to information about services and benefits, health care providers and commercial content, officials said.

In future stages, the portal will permit patients access to their medical records and test results. It will have tools for making appointments, filling prescriptions and communicating with support groups, company officials said. The portal will comply with requirements of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for privacy policies and ways for patients to learn who has accessed their personal information.

The initial phase, valued at $704,000, calls for a prototype portal within 90 days that will undergo tests at three military treatment facilities. At the back end, the portal will use connectivity and data storage capabilities of the vast new Composite Health Care System II, also being developed by Integic under a separate, $60 million Defense Department contract, company officials said.

The composite system will have customer relations management tools, call center technology and decision-making support applications for providers and managers, officials said.

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