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ACS to Implement Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange for Wyoming.

DALLAS -- Affiliated Computer Services Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) (NYSE: ACS) is a Fortune 500 company that provides information technology outsourcing as well as business process outsourcing solutions to businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. , Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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: ACS (Asynchronous Communications Server) See network access server. ), today announced a $4 million, three-year contract to provide the State of Wyoming with powerful tools to improve care for Medicaid clients and reduce program costs. The state's residents will benefit from the introduction of a Web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR (Electronic Health Records) Computerized medical records that bring patient care into the digital age and save time, money and lives. The push to adopt comprehensive electronic documentation between doctors' offices and hospital settings intensified after the RAND ) and a Health Information Exchange (HIE hie  
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As a part of the state's Total Health Record program designed to create a single Web portal for patient data, ACS will coordinate internal and external systems with various agencies to establish EHR interoperability. ACS will also link systems across various divisions and programs within WDH, develop Web applications and collect data that can interoperate with the following systems: Medicaid management information, immunization, vital records, laboratories, and health management.

"ACS will help the Wyoming Department of Health achieve its goal of integrating client-centered and preventative care initiatives, using the fullest potential of health information technology to help automate and electronically manage each patient's healthcare," said Christopher Deelsnyder, senior vice president and managing director, ACS Government Healthcare Solutions.

As a long-term partner to Wyoming, ACS has provided the state with Medicaid fiscal agent services since 1993.

"The mission of Wyoming Total Health Record is to improve the quality of care delivered to our Wyoming EqualityCare (Medicaid) clients by changing the way care is delivered, and this is a comprehensive solution that uses technology to support the full continuum of care," said State Medicaid Agent Teri Green.

About ACS

ACS is a national leader in state healthcare program administration, offering a full spectrum of systems and complementary services through an integrated solution, from care management solutions and child health programs to pharmacy benefits management and traditional Medicaid fiscal agent services. ACS supports more than 35 million program recipients and processes nearly 570 million Medicaid healthcare claims annually, representing close to $50 billion in provider payments. As the nation's largest government program pharmacy benefits administrator, ACS serves 35 states, the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). , and the Department of Labor with drug expenditures totaling more than $13 billion.

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with approximately 74,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing Business process outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for tasks that a company requires but does not depend upon to maintain its position in  and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City.
 under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at www.acs-inc.com.

The statements in this news release that do not directly relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and  of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. As such, no assurance can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. Factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a description of these factors, see the Company's prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent filing. ACS disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event, or otherwise.
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