Heartland Health Monitor
11:22 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Cerner Teams Up To Bid On $11 Billion Defense Department Contract

Cerner's headquarters in North Kansas City
Cerner's headquarters in North Kansas City
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

Cerner Corp. has teamed up with two other government contractors to bid on an estimated $11 billion electronic health-record system for the Defense Department, according to Modern Healthcare magazine.

The publication reports that the Kansas City-based healthcare information technology company has formed an alliance with Leidos and Accenture Federal Services to bid on the 10-year contract for the department’s health system.

The system includes 56 hospitals and about 360 clinics serving 9.6 million beneficiaries and clinical information systems, according to Modern Healthcare.

Cerner joins several other companies vying for the contract, which is expected to be awarded sometime next year.