- Consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has confirmed industry rumors that it is out of the running for the $11-billion contract to modernize the Department of Defense' EHR.
- The group had confirmed in January that Google was an acting as partner in its bid for the contract. The team's solution was based on an open-source version of the Vista EHR used by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Other partners in the PwC group included General Dynamics Information Technology and MedSphere.
According to Modern Healthcare, the feds posted a change notice to its proposals request last week that revealed officials had agreed on a price range for the contract. PwC's proposal fell outside of that range.
Stay tuned: The contract is set to be awarded in June. Other competing groups include a partnership between EMR vendor Epic Systems and IBM; a team including defense contractor and systems integrator Computer Sciences Corp., Hewlett Packard and EMR vendor Allscripts; and a group including EMR vendor Cerner, government systems integrator Leidos and Accenture Federal.