Office of Health Affairs will enhance biosurveillance efforts via social media; ManTech subsidiary to sustain AHLTA-T;

> Arlington, Va.-based Accenture Federal Services will help the Office of Health Affairs enhance its biosurveillance capabilities via the use of social media after winning a one-year, $3 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Social media analytics will be used for identification of and response to national health emergencies. Announcement

> Fairfax, Va.-based Evolvent Technologies, a subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation, has won a potential three-year, $20.5 million contract to provide development and sustainment support for the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application-Theater for the Department of Defense. Evolvent's responsibilities will involve code optimization and upgrade, database conversion, and mobile computing enhancements. Announcement

> Electronic prescribing isn't only recommended for doctors of human patients, according to a DVM Newsmagazine post. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine is calling on all veterinarians to consider using e-prescribing to minimize misinterpretation associated with handwriting. Post

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