, the world’s largest privately held software company, will continue to provide business analytics services to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under terms of a three-year contract extension.

Financial details were not disclosed.

"With the growing adoption of electronic medical records, increased genetic testing and a stronger focus on outcomes-based medicine, analytics are moving to the forefront of health information technology,” said Kelly Collins, general manager for the SAS Federal business unit.

SAS has worked with HHS for 28 years. Departments using SAS software include the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

HHS has access to SAS services such as Enterprise BI Server and SAS Enterprise Miner.