VA taps CSRA to digitize health records in $158M contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded CSRA a $158 million contract to help digitize its patients' health records before it begins its transition to the Cerner EHR, according to FedScoop.

On Monday, an unnamed VA source said the agency reportedly negotiated a $10 billion deal with the EHR vendor. The contract with CSRA, a Falls Church, Va.-based IT company, would task its subsidiary, SRA International, with digitizing more than 7 million veterans' health records over the course of 36 months.

The deal will ultimately save taxpayers money, according to Kamal Narang, head of CSRA's federal health group.

"More important, this work has the potential to save lives by quickly providing doctors and administrators with key information to inform their decisions," Narang said. "America's veterans have made enormous sacrifices for our country, and CSRA is honored to serve those who served."

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