ARLINGTON, VA –Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI) — a respected provider of health information technology (IT) solutions to the federal government — announced it has been awarded a contract to provide transfusion sustainment services for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Enterprise Blood Management System (EBMS).

Under the contract, PSI and partners — Mediware Information Systems, TechWerks, MicroHealth, T and T Consulting Services, Learning Systems International, and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions — will develop and implementIT applications and systems to help DHA ensure the safety, purity, and potency of blood products for military forces worldwide. With this award, PSI continues to increase its expertise with the specific requirements of the DoD blood community and its growth as a global provider of enterprise healthcare solutions for the DoD.

PSI has worked in close partnership with DHA on the EBMS-Transfusion (EBMS-T) system since its inception in 2011. PSI implemented and deployed the EBMS-T system at 61 Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) across the world in August 2015.

The ongoing demand for blood donations is a critical item for the military readiness of troops worldwide, given that blood cannot be artificially reproduced and must be replenished due to a short shelf-life. Formerly, the Armed Services Blood Program used a separate system at each blood center, where data could not be shared. The improved global system, architected by PSI as the prime integrator, provides a centralized database to effectively manage and track the full spectrum of blood donor registration, screening, blood products and associated record keeping for military and civilian blood donors.

Michael Snyder, PSI’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “PSI is extremely proud of the accomplishments of our Blood Team and their role in improving the care our service members receive. We’re honored to continue our partnership with DHA on this project, and to continue to deliver valuable, enterprise-wide solutions that improve patient care for our military and their families.”

The Firm Fixed Price contract includes a 7-month base with two options for a total award amount of $15.6 million.

About Planned Systems International, Inc.

Founded in 1988, PSI is a CMMI-DEV Level 3, CMMI-SVC Level 3, ISO® 9001:2008, ISO®/IEC 20000-1:2005, ISO® 27001:2005, and ISO® 14001:2004-certified enterprise IT solutions and management consulting services provider specializing in Health IT and Data Integration & Analysis. PSI has a stellar record of past performance and award-winning experience, with core capabilities in the following areas:  Requirements Gathering & Design; Enterprise Architecture & Design; Software Development & Maintenance; Systems Integration; Testing Services; Web & SharePoint Development; Cloud Computing; E-Learning - Instructional Design & Delivery; Service Delivery & Customer Care; Medical Modeling & Simulation; Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence; Mobility Systems; Theatre Systems Support, and Advisory & Assistance Services.

The company has earned a solid reputation for applying state-of-the-art technologies and the industry's most successful methodologies to support business solutions for the Defense Health Agency, Veterans Affairs, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Corporation for National and Community Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other Government clients.

Visit PSI on the web at www.plan-sys.com.