Who Will Land The $11 Billion Dollar Defense Department Contract?

Who Will Land The $11 Billion Dollar Defense Department ContractThe military has decided that it is indeed time to bring their health records into the modern electronic age. But military officials are yet to select the tech firm they will turn to for this massive project.

The Defense Department is currently accepting bids for an estimated 10 year project and the DoD is, understandably, attracting the likes of tech giants such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

The deadline for applications is October 31, and the project value is estimated at around $11 billion, according to The Washington Post.

It goes without saying that the effort is a huge undertaking, and would require a full revamp of the military health IT system, which contains over 15 million active and retired military personnel.

The goal, however, is to ensure that patient data is easily transferable between military treatment locations, the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as outside health systems. The Defense Department wants the new system to be created and tested during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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