Accenture-Cerner-Leidos Team Chases Military EHR Contract

healthcare-itExecutive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA November 17, 2014 – ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on an Accenture-Cerner-Leidos consortium’s plans to build a new electronic health records system for the military with a focus on interoperability and connectivity.

Jennifer Bresnick wrote for EHRintelligence that the three companies have made joint pitch for the Defense Department’s $11 billion Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract.

Jerry Hogge, deputy president of Leidos’ health solutions group, told Bresnick that the agency wants a health information technology platform that can deliver information to clinicians whether they provide care in a connected and a disconnected environment.

Jim Traficant, a managing director at Accenture Federal Services, said all three companies have worked with DoD on major programs and he believes this experience will be key for the alliance to meet DHMSM requirements.

Bresnick also interviewed Travis Dalton, general manager of Cerner‘s federal business, who told the publication that the program’s challenge is to link integrated care in the battlefield to care provision in outpatient settings through technology.

“Having the right data, at the right place, at the right time is a really important element of this program,” Dalton added, according to Bresnick’s article.

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