ESAC, Inc. awarded contract to provide Program and Project Management Support for Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

September 25, 2012

ESAC, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide Program and Project Management Support for the Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.  Under this contract, ESAC will provide support for various initiatives to develop standards and processes for harmonization and coordination of federal and private efforts for interoperability and health information exchange, and to provide health IT innovations. This support includes use cases and requirements development, standards and harmonization activities, reference implementation/pilots management services, managing the day to day project administration activities for each initiative, maintaining the initiative wikis and website content, and coordinating and facilitating both internal and community-facing meetings.

Some of these initiatives include (a) Automate Blue Button Initiative (ABBI, now known as BlueButtonPlus): Focused on making it easier for consumers to access and use their health care information; (b) Data Segmentation for Privacy (DS4P): Focused on allowing healthcare providers to share portions of an electronic medical record while not sharing others; (c) Longitudinal Coordination of Care (LCC): Focused on advancing patient-centric, interoperable and sharable health information exchange across the long-term and post-acute care spectrum; (d) Query Health (QH): Focused on identifying the standards and services for creating and securely distributing population health queries to certified EHRs and other patient data sources during the routine course of patient care; and (e) Structured Data Capture (SDC): Focused on developing standards that will make it easy to use EHR data to populate other clinical and health services sources in order to improve quality and safety, and support population health and other clinical research.


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ESAC continues to be an exceptional collaborator providing on-site contractors with both the expertise for building new tools and data integration platforms, and the subject matter expertise in the biosciences needed to manage projects and provide significant added value beyond the technology development.

Director
Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center

ESAC's technical savvy and personable staff provides tremendous value to projects involving multi-center coordination and high dimensional data management. They merge a fundamental understanding of biology with expertise in data quality control and data security. Integrating all of these factors is key to delivering a secure and fast data portal for the scientific community.

Program Manager
NCI

We are quite impressed with not only by the technical skills provided by ESAC's software engineers but also by the depth and breadth of their subject matter experts who have provided guidance on standards and interoperability, quality assurance, and project management issues.

COTR
HHS/ONC

ESAC significantly improved the quality of bioinformatics applications of the NCI CBIIT program using industry best practices to ensure systems were validated both functionally and scientifically for use by the community.

Program Manager
NCI

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