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Report: Pentagon Could Award Up to $11B for iEHR Contract

healthcare systemThe Defense Department will solicit bids over the coming months for an integrated electronic health record system worth nearly $11 billion, Nextgov reported Friday.

Frank Konkel writes the Pentagon will seek a single vendor to oversee the integration of a commercial EHR system under the Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract.

Konkel reports the awardee will build the iEHR system to manage records of 10 million beneficiaries and various healthcare facilities worldwide.

The Pentagon also plans to award a contract by the end of the year to expand the interoperability of the department’s Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application, according to the report.

Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary for health affairs, told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense panel in February that DoD wants the system to begin initial operations in 2017 and reach full-scale work in 2023.

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