Harris wins delayed VA health records contract

Harris wins VA health-records contract after it was pulled from ASM Research in January.

Harris Corp., will be taking over the Veterans Affairs Department contract to create software for the agency’s integrated-electronic health records system, known as iEHR, reports NextGov.

The original $102.6 million software contract awarded to ASM Research in January was canceled on Feb. 28 after a conflict of interest, and was reopened to the original bidders.

The new award is worth less though, valued at $80.3 million or $22.3 million less than the original, VA spokeswoman Josephine Schuda told NextGov.

Harris, of Melbourne, Fla., ranks No. 13 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.