Tech Giants, EHR Vendors Set To Face Off for DOD EHR Contract

June 25, 2014 in News

Two groups of electronic health record vendors and technology giants are vying for a multibillion-dollar EHR contract from the Department of Defense’s Military Health System, Modern Healthcare reports.

Background on DOD’s EHR Contract

A DOD official recently estimated that the multi-year contract to replace and modernize the agency’s EHR system will be worth about $11 billion.

Since January, DOD has released three formal draft requests for proposals (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 6/24).

The draft RFPs indicate that the department plans to rely on off-the-shelf EHR technology and industry standards.

DOD is accepting questions and comments on the latest draft RFP — which was released June 12 — through July 2 (Durben Hirsch, FierceEMR, 6/24). The agency is not yet soliciting actual bids.

Groups Competing for Contract

Yesterday, Computer Sciences Corp., a defense contractor and systems integrator, announced that it will partner with computer services firm Hewlett Packard and EHR developer Allscripts to compete for the contract.

Earlier this month, IBM and EHR vendor Epic announced that they intend to offer a joint bid for DOD’s EHR contract (Modern Healthcare, 6/24).

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