Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has been awarded a contract to provide program and project management support to the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) for transformational analytics, and data driven health, and virtual healthcare initiatives to improve readiness.
BUMED is an agency of the United States Department of the Navy that manages health care activities for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps (USMC).
BUMED operates hospitals and other health care facilities as well as laboratories for biomedical research, and trains and manages the Navy’s many staff corps related to medicine, and has 63,000 medical personnel and more than a million eligible beneficiaries.
The award is a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at more than $79 million.
Under the terms of the contract, which became effective on July 3, AFS will provide support to BUMED, also known as Navy Medicine, as it advances health informatics, virtual health and artificial intelligence initiatives that empower data-driven decisions at the intersections of health information technology, patient care, healthcare operations and readiness.
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AFS has already received five task orders supporting BUMED with human-centered design, project management, and functional support to the Fleet, Fleet Marine Force, and Reserve Components for activities involving electronic health record modernization and virtual health.
These efforts will improve health outcomes and extend enhanced healthcare capabilities to the sea, battlefield and to hospitals worldwide. As the proud parent of a U.S. Marine, I am delighted by these enhanced capabilities.
“We are proud to help BUMED not only reshape and optimize but also to embrace modern technologies that transform wellness, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and clinical decision support to improve health and readiness,” explained Jeff Plummer, Accenture Federal Services’ (AFS) Navy Medicine lead.
AFS will use its deep industry experience in private-sector healthcare to help BUMED navigate the shift to care models that are more data-driven, patient-centric, cost-efficient and driven by technology.
According to Plummer, these innovations will enhance the Navy’s capabilities as it prepares for future conflicts.
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The advances and renewed emphasis on readiness will promote patient safety, value, equity, efficiency, functionality and the end-user-focused design of systems.
This contract is the third award AFS has received from Navy Medicine in the past year, as well as separate prime contract awards on the BUMED Readiness and Health Support Services IDIQ and BUMED Financial and Business Operations Management Support IDIQ.
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(Learn More about Navy Medicine’s capabilities: research and development, battlefield medicine, at sea medicine, wounded warrior care, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, and medical support to Navy and Marine Corps service members and their families. Courtesy of US Navy Medicine and YouTube.)