Cerner is part of team that wins huge contract to revamp military’s health records
By James Rosen and Lindsay Wise
WASHINGTON — Cerner Corp. is part of a team of health information companies that has snagged a coveted multibillion-dollar contract to overhaul the U.S. military’s electronic health records, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
The victory is a win for Cerner, Kansas City’s fastest-growing large company and one of the top health information technology firms in the country.
Cerner partnered with defense technology contractor Leidos, Accenture Federal Services and Intermountain Healthcare in the bid for the $4.3 billion, 10-year defense contract. The Leidos-led team beat out two other partnerships, one of them including Cerner’s major rival, Epic, a Wisconsin-based health IT firm that also is a leading provider of electronic health records technology.
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