Acuity Systems has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the US Department of Labor (DOL) to develop an integrated cloud-based platform to allow the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) to manage and administer compensation and disability programs.
The platform, called the OWCP Workers’ Compensation System (OWCS), will allow the DOL to simplify the review, distribution, and administration of wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to American workers or their dependents, a release said.
According to a release, the OWCP was designed to be a “mission-critical unified platform-as-a-service” that modernizes the OWCP’s four disparate workers’ compensation systems (i.e., wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits).
In a statement, Acuity Systems CEO Paul Shulman said that the company is excited to leverage its expertise in “delivering transformative IT solutions to support OWCP in delivering critical benefits and support to injured American workers and their dependents.”
Shulman also promised that his team at Acuity will deliver the OWCS capabilities “in months instead of years.”