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Missouri firm Cerner wins huge contract to revamp military health records

WASHINGTON Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. has snagged a coveted multibillion-dollar contract to overhaul the U.S. military's electronic health records, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The victory is a huge boost for Cerner, Kansas City's fastest-growing company, and one of the top health information technology firms in the country. Cerner partnered with defense technology contractor Leidos, Accenture Federal Services and Intermountain Healthcare in its bid for the $4.3 billion, 10-year defense contract. It beat out another team led by major rival Epic, a Wisconsin-based health IT firm. Cerner and its partners now will be responsible for upgrading the disparate digital...

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