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PSI Awarded $5 Million Contract to Provide Validation Services for the Department of Defense Enterprise Blood Management System

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ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI), a respected provider of health information technology (IT) solutions to the federal government, announced it has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide validation services for the Enterprise Blood Management System (EBMS). Under this contract, PSI will conduct inspection, testing and validation of the processes that automate and manage blood donation for military donors worldwide. The award is valued at approximately $5.08 million over the life of the contract.

Blood transfusions must be readily available and carefully dispensed to ensure the safety of our servicemen and women, whether on the battlefield or in the surgical suite. Under this contract, PSI and its teammate MediWare, will help the DoD fulfill its mission-critical objective of providing a Blood Establishment Computer System (BECS) validation which is fully compliant with FDA, AABB, and all other donor qualification standards.

PSI Chief Operating Officer Michael Snyder said, "The EBMS Validation Services award is a testament to the exceptional support PSI has delivered to our customer, the Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS). We look forward to continuing to provide them with dedicated support, and to leveraging our experience delivering blood management solutions which are vital to our nation's servicemen and women."

About Planned Systems International, Inc.

Founded in 1988, PSI is a certified enterprise IT solutions provider specializing in Federal Health IT. The company maintains principal offices in Arlington, VA and corporate facilities in Columbia, MD, San Antonio, TX, Warrenton, VA, St. Petersburg, FL, and Washington, DC. PSI leverages proven management processes based on ISO® 9001:2008, ISO® 20000-1:2011, ISO® 14001:2004, ISO®/IEC 27001:2005, and Software Engineering Institute (SEI) CMMI® Maturity Level III. PSI delivers an enterprise approach for its customers in the following areas: Health IT, Full Systems Lifecycle Support, Systems Integration, Management Improvement Services, Software Development, and Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V). Known for innovation and market leadership, PSI continues to distinguish itself through a winning combination of people, service, and integrity.

Visit PSI on the web at www.plan-sys.com.

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