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February 21, 1996

SAIC Health Care Technology Chief to Tell CHCS Success Story to Congress

(SAN DIEGO, CA) -- The Defense Department's procurement of the award-winning Composite Health Care System (CHCS) from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been so successful that Congress wants to hear about it.

SAIC Senior Vice President David R. Brooks, who has overseen development of the integrated health care management system for the U.S. military, has been invited to testify on February 26 before the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology, of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee.

CHCS, recepient of the Federal Leadership Award for outstanding performance, is now used in more than 575 military medical facilities worldwide with automated functions ranging from patient administration to clinical services. Some 150,000 system users have immediate access to clinical and administrative data. CHCS also streamlines appointment scheduling and management; improves medication dispensing while reducing patient waits; and provides e-mail for hospital and clinic staff. SAIC completed the $1 billion, eight-year project on time and under budget.

The hearing, chaired by Rep. Steve Horn (R-CA), is part of a series sponsored by the Subcommittee designed to elicit information technology success stories from government and industry. Members hope that this experience can be applied to other government information technology projects.

The hearing is scheduled on Monday, February 26, at 1 p.m. at Rayburn 2157; members of the press should check with the subcommittee office at 202-225-5147 to confirm the time and place.

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Jane Van Ryan

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