Cerner, Leidos, Accenture team up to throw their hats into the DoD EHR ring

Cerner, Leidos and Accenture Federal Services are the latest companies to join forces to vie for the Department of Defense (DoD) request for proposal (RFP) for a new electronic health record system, according to Becker's Hospital CIO. IBM and Epic have also teamed up to submit a bid for this project, as have CSC, Allscripts and Hewlett-Packard. The project could amount to $11 billion.

DoD has published three draft RFPs already this year indicating that the agency plans to rely on industry standards and off the shelf technology. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which tried for years to work with DoD to create a joint EHR system to no avail, expressed an interest in the DoD RFP earlier this year, as well. Leidos, which used to be part of SAIC, is operating DoD's current EHR system pursuant to a bridge contract. Article