8 Companies That Want A Piece Of The DoD's $11 Billion EHR Contract

Sarah Kuranda | CRN | July 4, 2014

Interest is starting to mount for the Department of Defense (DoD) contract to modernize the department's health system for more than 9.7 million military beneficiaries. With an $11 billion price tag, it is no wonder that the contract is attracting some big-name solution providers and vendors. The DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) gives the contract winner until 2017 to have the Military Health System working with initial operating capabilities, and fully up and running by 2023.

The DoD has said that it expects to choose between four and six bids for the project, so there will potentially be more bids to come. In the meantime, take a look at who is putting themselves in the running for the contract and what they bring to the table.

IBM said in the middle of June that it would be teaming up with Electronic Health Record company Epic for a bid on the $11 billion contract. IBM said that it would bring its experience with large-scale solutions delivery, 300 federal health-care consultants and doctors, and Watson technology to the table in the partnership bid.  "Improving quality of care and reductions to the overall costs for our military will be our primary goal. This is going to require bringing a physician’s mindset, proven past performance and a commitment to innovation,” said Andy Maner, managing partner, IBM U.S. Federal...