“Every day as we hear about new diseases, preventable epidemics such as obesity, increases in the rates of autism and dementia among others, it is gratifying to know that will aid it in combating these public health challenges
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
Atlanta’s Business Computer Applications, Inc. (BCA) has been awarded two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) contracts for more than $7.2 million to provide support services to the CDC’s Division of Viral Diseases (DVD) and its Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR).
A $4.1 million pact calls for BCA to provide overall IT support for OPHPR’s Information Resources Office ranging from information security and administrative systems to mobile device management and help desk activities among others. It also includes IT activities to support the organization’s Communications Office’s marketing, public relations, and internal and external communications channels, including its web, Internet, Intranet, and social media efforts such as Facebook, Twitter and mobile apps areas
The $3.1 million contract for DVD’s activities includes providing scientific programming, data management, and analytical work as well as the acquisition of scientific information and application programming.
The OPHPR’s overall mission is to strengthen the country’s health security, to save lives and protect against public health threats while the DVD is tasked with preventing disease, disability and death from respiratory and enteric viral diseases through immunization and other preventative measures.
The work will take place in BCA’s and CDC’s Atlanta facilities by BCA’s team of health researchers, programmers, graphic specialists and other technical and scientific staff working alongside CDC staffers.
The contracts were awarded as part of BCA’s selection as a prime contractor for a major section of the CDC’s Information Management Services (CIMS) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) award contracts announced in October 2010.
“Every day as we hear about new diseases, preventable epidemics such as obesity, increases in the rates of autism and dementia among others, it is extremely gratifying to know that the CDC has chosen BCA to aid it in combating these public health challenges,” said Albert Woodard, BCA’s chief executive officer. “Not only did we meet the criteria of the CDC’s demanding selection process but our role is a further reminder to all BCA employees of how fortunate we are to be engaged in a field that enables us to look back at the end of each day and realize that we are contributing to an organization that is a critical element of public health and health policy.”
BCA’s selection by the CDC in October 2010 enables it to continue to compete for a variety of task orders in the CDC’s Information Management services area. These include the planning, design, development, maintenance, engineering and integration of information systems; health IT, public health informatics; information security; and project and program management support.
Business Computer Applications, Inc. (BCA) is a leading provider of health information technology solutions and has served hundreds of clients in public, private, and correctional healthcare. The company offers electronic medical record, practice management, financial management, scheduling, accounting, and case management information systems along with a wide range of consulting and technical services. BCA delivers proven solutions to healthcare providers and the public health infrastructure. For more information on BCA visit http://www.bca.us.