Race Is On For Defense Health Record

Bob Brewin | Nextgov.com | October 30, 2014

Four commercial vendors will submit proposals Friday for the Defense Department’s $11 billion electronic health record system contract. But the Department of Veterans Affairs has backed off an idea floated by former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to enter a new version of its own longstanding EHR system into the competition.

Teams bidding on the Pentagon’s EHR system – formally known as the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization – are:

  • Computer Sciences Corp., partnered with HP and EHR developer Allscripts
  • IBM, aligned with Epic Systems
  • Leidos, joined up with Accenture Federal
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, with General Dynamics Information Technology, DSS Inc. and MedSphere as partners...

When fully deployed in 2017, the DOD health system will serve more than 400 clinicians who treat more than 9.6 million patients in some 400 hospitals and clinics, making it the largest EHR system in the country...