In­ter­moun­tain, Cerner part­ner on mil­i­tary IT sys­tem bid

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Joseph Conn

Cerner Corp., one of sev­eral ma­jor elec­tronic health-record sys­tem ven­dors com­pet­ing for a multi­bil­lion-dol­lar con­tract to re­place the Mil­i­tary Health Sys­tem’s EHR, has en­tered what it terms a “strate­gic agree­ment” on its bid with In­ter­moun­tain Health­care.

In­ter­moun­tain, a Salt Lake City-based in­te­grated de­liv­ery sys­tem that of­fers “decades of clin­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and re­search,” will work with Kansas City, Mo.based Cerner “to meet the mil­i­tary’s spe­cific re­search re­quire­ments to mod­ern­ize its elec­tronic health-record process,” ac­cord­ing to a Cerner state­ment.

In June, Cerner an­nounced it was join­ing with de­fense and na­tional se­cu­rity con­trac­tor Lei­dos, and con­sul­tant and sys­tems in­te­gra­tor Ac­cen­ture to bid on the con­tract to re­place a hodge­podge of ex­ist­ing health IT sys­tems used by the Mil­i­tary Health Sys­tem. The 10-year con­tract is es­ti­mated to be worth $11 bil­lion.

With 22 hos­pi­tals and 185 clin­ics in Utah and south­east­ern Idaho, In­ter­moun­tain is roughly half the size of the Mil­i­tary Health Sys­tem, which op­er­ates 59 hos­pi­tals and 360 health clin­ics.

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