No protests in DOD electronic health record award
The deadline for protesting the Pentagon’s multi-billion electronic health record contract award has passed, and none of the also-rans have filed, according to a Department of Defense spokesperson.
DOD announced that the team of Leidos, Cerner, and Accenture won the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract on July 29. The DHMSM program has the potential to cost about $9 billion over its lifecycle.
Going into the award, the team of IBM and Epic was considered the odds-on favorite to win. Epic is the U.S. market leader in health records, with about a 65 percent share. IBM added a set of big data services for clinical care, based on its Watson supercomputer. A team including health record vendor Allscripts alongside Hewlett Packard and Computer Sciences Corp. was also in the mix.
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