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Oracle and GDIT to Modernize Patient Health Records for Indian Health Service

Oracle Health EHR system will improve data sharing and care access to support 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives

Austin, TexasDecember 19, 2023

Oracle Health and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics, are collaborating to modernize Indian Health Service’s (IHS) electronic health record (EHR) system. An agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, IHS provides federal health services to 2.6 million American Indians and Alaska Natives belonging to 574 federally recognized tribes across 37 states. Under a 10-year, $2.5 billion contract, GDIT will replace the agency’s current system with a cloud-based enterprise EHR system from Oracle Health.

“Oracle Health’s EHR system has been proven across the most complex operating environments, including supporting the US Department of Defense locations around the world,” said Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle Global Industries. “Working alongside GDIT, we will be able to bring the same level of modern, secure systems to IHS for the betterment of their staff and millions of American Indians and Alaska Natives who rely on their services.”

The new cloud-based Oracle Health EHR system will enable IHS and tribal health facilities to improve care team coordination and enhance patient experiences. By providing modern tools and better access to data with a single, longitudinal health record for each patient, clinicians will be able to make more informed care decisions that can help improve outcomes.

Running on the high performance, security, and compliance of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), the EHR system will be able to scale to meet the future needs of the program. The system will be hosted in a secure Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) high cloud environment.

“For over 20-years GDIT has partnered with IHS to deliver mission-critical IT systems to support better patient healthcare, including developing and maintaining the agency’s current health records system,” said Kamal Narang, GDIT’s vice president and general manager for Federal Health. “We look forward to this next phase of our collaboration to deliver IHS’ new EHR system to further support the health and wellbeing of millions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.”

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