IBM said in the middle of June that it would be teaming up with Electronic Health Record company Epic for a bid on the $11 billion contract. IBM said that it would bring its experience with large-scale solutions delivery, 300 federal health-care consultants and doctors, and Watson technology to the table in the partnership bid.
"Improving quality of care and reductions to the overall costs for our military will be our primary goal. This is going to require bringing a physician’s mindset, proven past performance and a commitment to innovation,’ said Andy Maner, managing partner, IBM U.S. Federal.
IBM Chief Medical Information Officer Keith Salzman will lead the partnership along with IBM's Federal Healthcare practice.