Vangent Awarded Contract From the Department of Defense to Develop Clinical Enhancements for Traumatic Brain Injury and

Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:42am EST

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  ARLINGTON, VA, Feb 23 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and
strategic business process outsourcing solutions, today announced that
the Military Health System funded a $14.1 million task order to enhance
the collection of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and associated Behavioral
Health (BH) information for military Service members throughout the
entire continuum of care. The program is managed out of the MHS' Defense
Health Information Management System (DHIMS) program office in support of
the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
overarching response to the President's Commission on Care for America's
Returning Wounded Warriors.

    Vangent will develop a clinical information technology (IT) solution to
improve the workflow of patients' behavioral health information and
integrate with the military's electronic health record (EHR). When
deployed, the TBI/BH solution will make behavioral health patients'
information more quickly available for diagnosis, treatment and ultimately
positive clinical outcomes. Vangent's subcontractors include Akimeka, LLC;
Guident, Inc.; Enterprise Information Management, Inc.; Forgentum, Inc.
and n-tieractive, Inc.

    "The Traumatic Brain Injury and Behavioral Health Clinical Data
Documentation solutions are imperative to providing clinicians a tool to
improve the treatment of our Wounded Warriors," said Mac Curtis, president
and CEO of Vangent, Inc. "With Vangent's broad experience in healthcare,
we are leveraging our experience to rethink the technologies and solutions
utilized by our front-line clinicians providing care to their patients."

    The award represents another major win for Vangent which has grown its
portfolio of military health business to over $140 million over the past
year providing mission critical services and support for health
initiatives within the Department of Defense. Other major contracts
include the Common User Database for the Force Health Protection &
Readiness Program, E-Commerce Operational System Support for the TRICARE
Management Activity and Executive Information and Decision Support for
the Military Health System.

    Vangent's Chief Medical Officer Gary M. Klein, MD, MPH, MBA, CHS-V, FAADM
stated, "Vangent is honored to be chosen by the MHS to provide an IT
solution that supports the quality care provided to our military's Wounded
Warriors. Our goal is to provide the best capability that supports the
military's EHR making information more seamless and transparent for
healthcare providers. We owe it to these soldiers to provide the best
possible care throughout their lives."

    About Vangent, Inc.

    Vangent, Inc. is a global provider of consulting, systems integration,
human capital management, and business process outsourcing services to the
U.S. Federal and international governments, higher education institutions,
and corporations. Vangent's 7,000 employees support clients including the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense,
Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of
Personnel Management, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in
Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in
the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. For more information,
visit www.vangent.com.

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Contacts:
Eileen Rivera
Vangent, Inc.
(703) 284-5674
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Stephen Miles
O'Keeffe &Company, Inc.
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