Responding to their EHR competitors, Epic and Allscripts, Cerner Corporation is partnering with Leidos and Accenture Federal Services to bid on the 10 year $11 billion dollar Department of Defense EHR contract, Modern Healthcare reports. Earlier this week, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Allscripts announced a partnership to bid on the DoD EHR contract.
The partnership brings a strong team with significant experience working as government contractors to potentially provide the DoD with a secure, enterprise-wide information technology (IT) solution that joins multiple disparate military EHR systems into a single, open, interoperable and extensible EHR platform that seamlessly connects patients and military health personnel.
In an email confirming the partnership, Cerner spokeswomen Kate O’Neill Rauber stated, “Our goal is to provide the best solution at the best value—a world-class solution that is highly interoperable, built on modern and open architecture, and designed and deployed by a team with unmatched expertise in implementing complex systems around the globe.”
The Military Health System includes:
- 56 hospitals
- 360 clinics
- 9.6 million beneficiaries
- 146,000 MHS personnel