Northrop Grumman to Work on CMS' EHR Database

Giant defense and national intelligence contractor Northrop Grumman Corp., Reston, Va., has been awarded a contract by the CMS to “design, develop, implement and maintain” the software and database to keep track of electronic health-record subsidy payments made by the Medicare and Medicaid programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

According to the news release, the contract "is valued at approximately $34 million over one year with five and one-half year option periods." Northrop Grumman's “teammates” on the project to build what is being called the National Level Repository include Companion Data Services, Columbia, S.C., and InnovTech, Ashburn, Va., according to the company's news release.