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Virginia Health Department Awards HealthSpace its Largest Contract to Date

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has awarded a five-year contract to British Columbia-based health management systems developer HealthSpace Data Systems for the installation and maintenance of the HealthSpace CS Pro enterprise Cloud application for the entire state.

Under the $3 million contract, the work will be executed by the state’s Office of Environmental Health (OEHS).

HealthSpace President, Joseph Willmott said, "This is the largest single contract ever signed by HealthSpace and is a tremendous endorsement of our new cloud technology."

In 2003, VDH went live with the Virginia Environmental Health Information System (VENIS) that was an internet based client/server system developed and maintained by HealthSpace.

HealthSpace provided the first public access web site in North America for VDH where the public could view restaurant inspections.

VDH decided that they wanted to change to a cloud based application from the established client/server system provided by HealthSpace.

They published a request for proposals and received 22 responses from vendors across North America.

The HealthSpace proposal was the one accepted.

OEHS is responsible for policy development, training, technical support and programmatic oversight for assigned programs.

Most program activities are carried out by environmental health staff in the district and local health department offices.

However, the shellfish program, the bedding and upholstered furniture program, the marina program and the environmental lead program are housed within OEHS.

In addition, HealthSpace systems will manage the oversight of the rabies program and the beach water monitoring program provided to district staff by the Office of Epidemiology.

Statewide, there are approximately 500 professional environmental health staff, plus additional office support staff, housed in 121 local offices of 34 health districts for a total of more than 900 concurrent users.

The Company has also signed a new contract for the new HS Cloud System with the LaPorte County Health Department in Indiana.

The contract is worth $36,300.