General Dynamics Information Technology and McKesson Provider Technologies intend to join forces and try to win the Department of Defense contract for a new electronic health records system.

McKesson Provider Technologies--which sells inpatient and ambulatory EHRs in the non-military market--is a major health information technology vendor and a division of San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. Fairfax, Va.-based General Dynamics Information Technology is a unit of giant contractor General Dynamics. The I.T. unit presently supports the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care, an EHR for deployed forces.

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