Location: Fairfax, VA
President and CEO
In 2013, Concept Plus, LLC (CP) was awarded its first prime contract, the Designated Provider/Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP) Data Support contract. This contract supports the TRICARE Management Activity Policy and Operations Directorate in Falls Church. For CP, the contract win was strategic because the company has been a long-standing partner supporting the program.
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Since then, CP has also won a prime contract with the Securities and Exchange Commission and successfully completed an acquisition to broaden its footprint with the Defense Health Agency. “Because of our agility and ability, the purchase was completed in less than 90 days,” says Ahmad Abuzaakouk, CP’s president and CEO. In addition, “innovation has had a major impact on our current growth. In a competitive market and a constantly changing environment, being first to market with an innovative solution gives us a major competitive edge.”
CP also has been working on the modernization efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) electronic health record system. “Our efforts have been described as the possible first steps within the VA toward creation of a service-oriented architecture,” which in turn could result in better care for veterans, says Abuzaakouk.