Tuesday, July 26, 2005

More Outsourcing of State Medicaid Systems

EDS continues to move aggressively into the state government technology services market. According to their website, they appear to be most interested in the healthcare, homeland security, and ERP markets and it certainly is paying dividents. In the last month alone, they have signed a $173 million contract with Kentucky and a $79 million contract with Oregon. The Kentucky deal is currently being protested. In addition to the Medicaid contract, Kentucky has also awarded a $113 million contract to First Health for call center operations and disease management programs. According to the Computer Business Review, EDS now manages 19 of these state Medicaid contracts.

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