The Defense Department’s plans to implement a new electronic health record system by December may not be realistic, according to a new audit from the DoD Office of the Inspector General.

In July 2015, the Pentagon awarded a $4.3 billion contract award to a Leidos-Cerner team to modernize DoD’s EHR system. Called the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM), the integrated system is designed to replace legacy military health systems and promote greater efficiencies by leveraging commercial-off-the-shelf Cerner Millennium solution.

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