Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

U.S. Department of Defense looking to build new cloud-based medical record system

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

PwC announced yesterday that it will team up with Google on a bid that will go to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for what's been dubbed the Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Electronic Health Record contract.

The DoD is looking to replace and modernize its online health system, enabling doctors and other healthcare providers, working both inside and outside of government, to easily and securely access medical records for military personnel, retirees and their families.

"Google is known for its expertise in innovative, secure and open technologies, and the power of Internet scale," said Scott McIntyre, PwC's global and U.S. public sector leader, in a statement. "Their capabilities can complement our proposed open-architecture solution and bring added value, agility and flexibility to the new Military Health System."

PcW and Google have recently joined in an effort to help enterprises move their apps and data onto the cloud.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It's not clear when the bid for the DoD contract is due.

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