UDPATED August 24, 2016, with details from Fujifilm.
Fujifilm Medical Systems won a $768 million fixed-price contract with the U.S. Defense Dept. for its Synapse portfolio of enterprise imaging technologies.
The economic-price-adjustment, indefinite delivery, indefinite-quantity contract was a competitive acquisition, with a total of 8 companies submitting bids, according to the Pentagon. The contract spans 5 years and includes a single, 5-year extension option, with a scheduled completion date of Aug. 21, 2027.
Fujifilm said the deal is part of a project to replace the military’s electronic health records system, MHS Genesis. The imaging portion of MHS Genesis, Digital Imaging Network-PACS IV, aims to overhaul the medical image handling. The new contract gives the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies including the Veterans Affairs Dept. to acquire Fujifilm’s Synapse 5 PACS, Synapse Mobility Enterprise Web Viewer, Synapse 3D, Synapse CV (cardiovascular) and Synapse VNA (vendor-neutral archive) products.
“Fujifilm is honored to be awarded yet another impressive contract from the DoD, a valued customer that places great trust in our product and services, and our experienced team of professionals who have the knowledge to ensure smooth implementations,” medical informatics VP Bill Lacy said in prepared remarks. “This DIN-PACS IV achievement speaks to the fact that Fujifilm operates its business at the highest quality standards, enabling Fujifilm to provide world-class healthcare solutions to our U.S. service members and veterans. We are proud to have the proven ability to deploy our systems on the most secured networks in the world.”
Earlier this week, Fujifilm said that seven U.S. healthcare provider systems are picking up various products from the company’s Synapse enterprise imaging portfolio.