PwC, General Dynamics, DSS, Medsphere Team to Compete for Defense EHR Contract; Scott McIntyre Comments

healthcare-systemPwC will lead a consortium comprised of General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology unit, as well as electronic health system vendors DSS and Medsphere to compete for a contract to build the U.S. Defense Department‘s future electronic health records system.

PwC said Friday that the team will offer an open architecture EHR platform to the military for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization program.

DoD released the request for proposals for the multibillion dollar DHMSM contract in late August (click here to read our previous coverage).

The PwC-led team will work to design a health IT system that would integrate with DoD’s existing legacy infrastructure and comply with patient safety and quality standards.

“Providing high quality healthcare to U.S. military families and veterans relies on secure access to patient records from any location or device, ” said Scott McIntyre, head of PwC’s U.S. public sector business.

“An interoperable healthcare IT management system that leverages existing investments not only creates efficiency and significant cost savings, it promotes better health outcomes for active duty military, veterans, and their families, ” McIntyre added.

Three other teams of contractors and healthcare companies have disclosed their plans to pursue the DHMSM contract and GovCon Wire has the stories on those partnerships below:

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