Federal health information technology (IT) spending reached nearly $6 billion last year, roughly 30 percent of the overall U.S. health IT spend. Driven by the efforts to modernize the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) health systems, it may reach $7 billion by 2021.

What was once just “talk” of updating existing tech stacks has transitioned into actionable discussions about replacing legacy IT systems. And with available commercial technology solutions that translate well into the public sector, the transition has become much easier, more efficient and cost effective.

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