U.S. Coast Guard awards contract for Epic's EHR solution

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | October 5, 2011

The U.S. Coast Guard awarded Epic Systems Corp. a $14 million contract to set up an electronic health record system with a broad array of state-of-the-art e-healthcare features.

The Epic system has modules for integrated medical, dental, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology and a patient portal. Under the contract, the firm will also provide training, testing, help desk services and back-up operations.

The Coast Guard operates 43 ambulatory clinics across six time zones and remote sickbays on land and afloat. All land-based clinics and sickbays are connected to the Coast Guard Digital Network through which they access the Medical Information System.