In case you missed the news, Cerner won the massive DoD EHR contract over Epic and Allscripts. No doubt it is a big win for Cerner. $4.3 Billion to start is going to mean employment for a lot of people who do Cerner EHR consulting. I’m sure that Leidos and their massive network of partners are already working on recruiting the best Cerner talent.
While it’s true that there are going to be a lot Cerner jobs and demand for Cerner experience is going to be at an all time high, I believe that this contract is also going to mean that a lot of other EHR vendors have a surge as well. A rising tide lifts all boats as they say.
For example, you might read my post about how Epic will benefit from not winning the DoD EHR contract. In case you don’t want to click that link, essentially Epic could very well win a bunch more EHR contracts that they wouldn’t have won otherwise since many will wonder if they want to go with an EHR vendor that is going to be busy dealing with a $4.3 billion contract. I expect that will lead to a number of Epic sales and will mean an increase in demand for Epic experience. The same could be true for other EHR vendors that are competing with Cerner.
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What impact do you think the DoD EHR contract will have on the EHR industry? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.