HHS begins work on emergency health care workers' registry

HHS begins work on emergency health care workers' registry

The Health and Human Services Department has awarded ManTech International Corp. a $2.4 million contract to develop plans for state-based registries of volunteer health professionals who can be called up during emergencies.

The Fairfax, Va., company will create technical and policy guidelines for the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals. States that participate in the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program are expected to comply with the guidelines. ManTech also will provide technical assistance to states participating in the program.

The contract runs through December 2006. ManTech's teammates on the program are Collaborative Fusion Inc. of Pittsburgh, the American Medical Association and Joint Commission Resources, an affiliate of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.


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