Major government contractor Leidos and software vendor Cerner Corp. have been awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to provide the U.S. military with a commercial-off-the-shelf electronic health records system, beating two other finalist teams that included vendors Epic Systems and Allscripts.
The winning team also includes consultancy Accenture and dental software vendor Henry Schein. The contract, with a ceiling of a little more than $4.3 billion, has a two-year initial ordering period, with two 3-year option periods and a potential two-year award termwhich, if exercisedwould bring the total procurement to 10 years. The overall value of the contract was not disclosed by the Pentagon in its announcement, but had been previously estimated at $9-11 billion by defense acquisition officials.
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