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Affiliated Computer Services (ACS; Dallas) reported a five-year, $10 million information technology (IT) contract to extend its relationship with Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

Since 2002, ACS has been providing a full range of IT application and technology infrastructure services and functioning in the chief information officer role for the Honolulu-based Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB; Honolulu, Hawaii). REHAB is the only acute care medical rehabilitation organization serving both Hawaii and the Pacific.

"ACS enables us to provide high quality IT services at predictable costs," said Clair Jones, CEO for REHAB. "Extending our long-standing relationship with ACS strengthens our ability to provide outstanding care and service to the community. Our plans include installation of a new Electronic Medical Record system and the ACS team will be an integral part of this key initiative."

ACS will continue to provide full IT services, including midrange and server management, network management, applications management, service desk, and desktop management. ACS will also continue functioning in the CIO role for REHAB.

ACS global IT outsourcing solutions enable commercial businesses and government organizations worldwide to focus on their core competencies. ACS ITO solutions include application infrastructure, business applications, technology infrastructure, and IT consulting services.

In other Agreements/contracts news:

• Reflect Scientific, (Orem, Utah) a provider of diverse products and services for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical, industrial and transportation industries, said the company has received a five year U.S. Government contract totaling in excess of $900,000.

"This is a new contract extending our existing relationship with the federal government for an additional five years. We are very pleased to have their continued confidence in Reflect Scientific services and our ability to add value to their operations in critical areas," remarked Brian Smithgall, Chief Technical Engineer for the project.

• Natus Medical (San Carlos, California) reported that it was awarded a contract to provide its Newborn Hearing Screening Data Management Service to the California Department of Health Care Services.

The contracted service will assist users in managing hearing screening data and provide training, tracking, and monitoring capabilities to ensure infants with hearing loss are linked with appropriate treatment and services.