Epic, Allscripts did not challenge DOD's contract award

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After the Department of Defense awarded its EHR modernization project bid to Leidos' team including Cerner and Accenture in late July, the healthcare industry waited to see if the two losing final teams would file a protest. As it turns out, Epic's and Allscripts' teams didn't do so.

Politico received confirmation from the DOD that the deadline to file a protest passed, and the department received no protests for the contract.

A team comprised of Cerner, Leidos and Accenture was awarded a 10-year, $4.3 billion contract to overhaul the defense agency's electronic record system, a decision that came as a surprise to many who expected Epic to be the frontrunner in the bid.

There hasn't been any word from Epic on the announcement, but Allscripts spokeswoman Concetta DiFranco said, "After a debrief from the government, Allscripts, in consultation with CSC, HP and our other partners, has decided not to protest the DHMSM award. We wish the program much success and look forward to working with the Leidos team to connect our 180,000 physicians in hospitals and physician practices across the country who see Military Health patients every day."

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