Cerner Corp. announced last week that it won a U.S. Army contract for pathology department lab software.
Cerner and three others are vying for a much larger contract for an electronic health-record system across the Military Health System. Cerner’s catch is a $16.3 million, five-year contract for its anatomical laboratory software system. But the Defense Health Agency, a separate contracting authority, is still deciding which of three vendors will win the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization program (DHMSM). That 10-year contract calls for the purchase, installation and support of an off-the-shelf EHR that will replace a hodgepodge system now used by the U.S. military at 56 hospitals and more than 300 clinics worldwide.