Elec­tronic health-record sys­tems de­vel­op­ers and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy sys­tems in­te­gra­tors not al­ready com­pet­ing for what could be an $11 bil­lion con­tract

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have only a few days to put their bids to­gether. At stake is a 10-year con­tract to pro­vide a re­place­ment EHR for the De­fense Depart­ment’s Mil­i­tary Health Sys­tem. Bids are due Oct. 23. Last month, po­ten­tial bid­ders were given a two-week ex­ten­sion from the pre­vi­ous Oct. 9 dead­line. At least four con­sor­tia of bid­ders are known to be in the hunt to re­place a hodge­podge of health IT sys­tems at the Mil­i­tary Health Sys­tem, which op­er­ates 56 hos­pi­tals, about 360 clin­ics and pro­vides care to more than 9.7 mil­lion ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

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