EDS, a leader in providing health care support to state governments, has been awarded a seven-year, $391 million contract by the state of Georgia to design, develop and implement a new-generation Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The new system will provide fiscal agent and enrollment broker services and establish electronic health records (EHRs) for Medicaid recipients. The contract was awarded in the first quarter of 2008.

The EDS Georgia interChange system will provide the platform to support delivery of fiscal agent services to Georgia's 45,000 Medicaid providers, who annually care for more than 1.2 million beneficiaries. Georgia operates the nation's eighth-largest Medicaid program in the nation.

EDS will implement its federally certified interChange Medicaid system, which has served as an industry model and is in operation or being implemented in more than a dozen states.