Cerner, Accenture, Leidos Join Forces for Pentagon EHR System Competition

healthcare-systemMedical information technology firm Cerner is partnering with Accenture Federal Services (NYSE: ACN) and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) in pursuit of health IT system work at the Defense Department, Modern Healthcare reported Thursday.

Joseph Conn writes the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract’s total value is estimated to be $11 billion over 10 years.

Cerner spokesperson Kate O’Neill Rauber told Modern Healthcare in an email that the consortium plans to build an interoperable electronic health records management platform with open architecture for the competition.

The DHMSM contract is meant to help DoD update the military health system that works to manage almost 10 million personnel and beneficiaries.

Conn reports the agency could issue a final solicitation soon and award a contract next year.

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