Providing Informatics Program Development, Management and Support Services
FAIRFAX, Va. , Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations and commercial clients, today announced it has won a three-year contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide program development, management and support for the National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI). The contract, which involves a series of 12 task areas, has an estimated value of
Public health informatics is the systematic application of information technology (IT) and computer sciences to public health practice, research and learning. NCPHI uses public health informatics to ensure that public health information is disseminated within CDC and other public health organizations, as appropriate, to support key public health goals.
Under this contract, to be led by SRA Director of Public Health Informatics Wayne Myers , SRA will provide NCPHI technical, program and management services across a broad range of initiatives. The goal of the initiatives - which include program and performance management, enterprise architecture, information resource governance, communications and collaboration, applied research and development, and public health program development and management - is to enhance the availability of health data and the adoption of public health information standards across the public health community.
"Public health informatics - including enabling the availability of timely, quality health data - is critical to the success of a wide range of public health programs," said SRA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Friede . "SRA will draw from core competencies in informatics, IT, public health program support and strategic consulting to support NCPHI's important mission."
SRA has specialized expertise in public health informatics and supports several informatics-related programs for CDC, including BioSense, the BioIntelligence Center, and the vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS).
About SRA International, Inc.
SRA and its subsidiaries are dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations serving the national security, civil government and global health markets. Founded in 1978, the company and its subsidiaries have expertise in such areas as air surveillance and air traffic management; contract research organization (CRO) services; cybersecurity; disaster response planning; enterprise resource planning; environmental strategies; IT systems, infrastructure and managed services; logistics; public health preparedness; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; and wireless integration.
FORTUNE(R) magazine has chosen SRA as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for ten consecutive years. The company and its subsidiaries employ more than 6,900 employees serving clients from headquarters in Fairfax, Va. , and offices around the world. For additional information on SRA, please visit www.sra.com.
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