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Axiom Wins TRICARE Management Activity Contract for Privacy Office Support

October 19, 2004

Falls Church, Virginia. Axiom Resource Management, Incorporated, has been awarded a contract to support health care information privacy implementation, policy development, and privacy program management support to the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) privacy office. The contract is valued at $9.45 million over 5 years.

Doug Peardon, Axiom's Chief Operating Officer, stated that the firm was very happy to have won the privacy work. "This is important work for a highly-valued client," he said. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires healthcare providers to protect the privacy of patient records. TRICARE provides healthcare to more than 8.9 million military personnel, eligible family members, and retirees, through a combination of military hospitals and civilian providers.

"Ensuring that TRICARE complies with all federal privacy requirements is a complicated, serious job," Peardon continued. "Axiom is proud to help them get the job done."

Mr. John Nogan will serve as Axiom's technical manager on the project. "I'm thrilled about this opportunity. Privacy is an essential element of every patient encounter. I'm honored to support the team that implements and oversees compliance efforts in support of the Military Health System's privacy policy," he said.

Axiom is a full-service professional consulting firm providing program management, operational support, studies and analysis, Web, IT, accessibility, marketing, and distance learning solutions to commercial and government clients. The firm also provides information clearinghouse, warehousing and distribution support. Clients include the Departments of Defense, Education, Health & Human Services, the Federal Aviation Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the TRICARE Management Activity.

For more information contact Mr. Frank Cumberland, Vice President for Communications, 703.998.0327 Ext 222.

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