PwC Enters Competition For DoD EHR Modernization Contract

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | September 5, 2014

PwC enters competition for DoD EHR modernization contract

PricewaterhouseCooper is the latest organization to throw its hat into the ring to contend for the sizeable EHR contract offered by the Department of Defense (DoD).  PwC US is joining forces with DSS, MedSphere, and General Dynamics Information Technology to put together a competitive bid. According to the company, the plan is to provide an EHR system that is a combination of open source software — notably the code maintained by Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) — and commercial applications from its two partnership EHR vendors.

“Given the rapid evolution of today’s new health economy, technology driven disruption is inevitable.  Our approach fosters continued innovation and adaptability, without the need to be being ‘locked in’ to one technology,” the company’s head of its health industries division Kelly Barnes said in a public statement. “As a leader in healthcare consulting, PwC is well positioned to help the DoD modernize the current system, and enable transformation that can result in improved healthcare for their patients.”

In late August, the DoD released its finalized solicitation to vendors interested in furnishing the Military Health System with a interoperable, commercial EHR technology and enabling an interdepartmental sharing of patient health data with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other healthcare providers. The request for proposals is valued at a whopping $11 billion over the life of the contract...