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.

The partnership will combine General Dynamics' maintenance expertise for optimal deployment in DoD facilities with McKesson's EHR capabilities, says James Walsh, a senior vice president at McKesson.

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--Joseph Goedert


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