DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS), today announced a $4 million, three-year contract to provide the State of Wyoming with powerful tools to improve care for Medicaid clients and reduce program costs. The state's residents will benefit from the introduction of a Web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) and a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
As a part of the state's Total Health Record program designed to create a single Web portal for patient data, ACS will coordinate internal and external systems with various agencies to establish EHR interoperability. ACS will also link systems across various divisions and programs within WDH, develop Web applications and collect data that can interoperate with the following systems: Medicaid management information, immunization, vital records, laboratories, and health management.
"ACS will help the Wyoming Department of Health achieve its goal of integrating client-centered and preventative care initiatives, using the fullest potential of health information technology to help automate and electronically manage each patient's healthcare," said Christopher Deelsnyder, senior vice president and managing director, ACS Government Healthcare Solutions.
As a long-term partner to Wyoming, ACS has provided the state with Medicaid fiscal agent services since 1993.
"The mission of Wyoming Total Health Record is to improve the quality of care delivered to our Wyoming EqualityCare (Medicaid) clients by changing the way care is delivered, and this is a comprehensive solution that uses technology to support the full continuum of care," said State Medicaid Agent Teri Green.
ACS is a national leader in state healthcare program administration, offering a full spectrum of systems and complementary services through an integrated solution, from care management solutions and child health programs to pharmacy benefits management and traditional Medicaid fiscal agent services. ACS supports more than 35 million program recipients and processes nearly 570 million Medicaid healthcare claims annually, representing close to $50 billion in provider payments. As the nation's largest government program pharmacy benefits administrator, ACS serves 35 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Labor with drug expenditures totaling more than $13 billion.
ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with approximately 74,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at www.acs-inc.com.
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