Defense Health Agency picks Cerner to run pathology laboratory information system

Electronic health record vendor Cerner has been chosen by the Defense Health Agency to replace the pathology laboratory information system used by the Military Health System.

The Department of Defense will use Cerner's CoPathPlus software at military treatment facility anatomic pathology laboratories across the world. The new system will provide workflow automation, management reporting and quality-assurance functionality.

"We are proud to be the DoD's anatomic pathology laboratory solutions provider of choice," Travis Dalton, vice president at Cerner, said in the announcement. "Having worked with the Military Health System for more than 20 years, we understand the value of providing the DoD with the best healthcare IT solutions possible."

Cerner is also a finalist for the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract, estimated to be worth $11 billion. Announcement