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General Dynamics to Collaborate with McKesson for a Military EHR

February 7, 2011
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General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of Fairfax, Va.-based General Dynamics, has entered into a letter of intent with Alpharetta, Ga.-based McKesson Provider Technologies to collaborate in offering an Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution known as the “Way Ahead” to the Department of Defense (DoD). The EHR solution can be used by each military service to maintain a centralized record for its medical beneficiaries and provides for a seamless transition from legacy systems and rapid incorporation of future innovations.

McKesson Provider Technologies (MPT) is part of McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and information-technology company and a leading provider of commercial EHR, patient/physician connectivity and health information exchange (HIE) solutions.

General Dynamics plans to leverage its systems integration expertise and DoD medical information-technology knowledge to develop a comprehensive, consolidated solution for DoD healthcare providers. The companies can deploy, sustain and support the distinct EHRs worldwide for dispersed personnel.

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