LMI Awarded HHS Contract to Establish Health IT Cybersecurity Pilot Program

McLean, Va., February 16, 2011 - LMI has been awarded a $1.12 million contract by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to identify and test practical methods for improving the security of personal health information.

LMI will perform work for HHS' Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) with the goal of producing a laboratory for health information technology automated security endpoint testing.

The pilot will test the efficacy of field-tested, proven methods for automating information security in clinical healthcare settings. LMI will develop a scalable HIT ecosystem that realistically models the chain of HIT events and considers multiple factors, including user venues, deployment size and variations in deployed hardware.   

In the initial phase of the task LMI will develop proof-of-concept pilot tests, with Electronic Health Records (EHR) solutions and related hardware and software of particular interest for these initial efforts. LMI will identify EHR solutions to be considered for inclusion in the pilot tests and will validate a number of these technologies through the ONC HIT testbed.

The project is being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and covers the first 13 months of what's anticipated to be a two-year initiative.

Reporters seeking more information should contact Matt Daigle at 703-677-3621 or [email protected].

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