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Pentagon to Increase Health Records Contract Ceiling By Another Billion

The Department of Defense will increase its EHR contract ceiling by $1.1 billion in expanding MHS Genesis to cover implementation of Cerner by the Coast Guard.

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  1. Presumably this is the extra billion to get CommonWell up and running?

    Just a reminder of how it’s gonna be for the next 20 years:
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    December 2016
    http://medcitynews.com/2016/12/cerner-delay-military-ehr/?rf=1

    “There are other pieces of business in the DoD,” Zane Burke said. “The more they go through and understand the capabilities, the more they say, ‘This wasn’t in our initial scope, but now that we understand it,’” the Pentagon is expanding the scope of Cerner’s work.

    “I think you can expect more of those kinds of things within the DoD. Even the core rollout to the theater was not bid as part of the original contract,” Burke said, referring to EHR installations outside the U.S. and aboard aircraft carriers.







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