DESCRIPTION:

Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) is a ruggedized system of systems containing medical software packages fielded to operational medical forces worldwide. The system is comprised of joint software, commercial and government off-the-shelf products including Theater Medical Information Program – Joint (TMIP-J) applications provided by Defense Health Clinical Systems. MC4 provides the tools needed to digitally record and transfer critical medical data from the foxhole to medical treatment facilities around the world. With more than a decade of experience managing the Army’s deployable medical recording system, MC4 remains the most widely used, comprehensive information management medical system on the battlefield.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER

Deployable medical forces use the MC4 system to gain quick, accurate access to patient histories and forward casualty resuscitation information. The system also provides units with automated tools facilitating patient and item tracking, blood management, medical reporting and medical logistical support.

SPECIFICATIONS

The TMIP-J applications include:
  • Software for electronic medical record (EMR) documentation
  • A Web-based application that serves as a deployed EMR repository
  • A Web-based application for conducting battlefield surveillance

PROGRAM STATUS

2QFY13:
  • Completed v2.2.0.0 Site Acceptance Test
  • Completed 2.1.3.1 Update 3 and data-at-rest-compliant hard drive upgrade to 2,400-plus systems across 493 locations
  • 4QFY13: Conducted Operational Readiness Review of v2.2.0.0
  • 3QFY14: Supported establishment of the Combat Support Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 4QFY14: Supported Operation United Assistance Ebola medical task force deployment
FY15:
  • Upgraded 3,486 systems to v2.2.0.0, including 563 units in 16 countries
  • Supported operations in theater and multiple OCONUS locations while deploying system upgrade version 2.2.0.0 Update 2 worldwide; v2.2.0.0 includes Block 2, Release 2 upgrade to TMIP-J software; deployment to active users completed; initiated deployment to other Army units based on Army Resourcing Priority List
  • 4QFY15: Completed Multiservice Operational Test and Evaluation of v2.3.1.0., which includes final upgrade of TMIP-J software (Block 2, Release 3)

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

FY16:
  • Identify and pilot emerging technologies to enhance system capability
  • Initiate deployment (training and fielding) of v2.3.1.0 to active users; initiate delivery of upgraded hardware
FY17:
  • Finalize technology transfer agreements for promising new technologies and incorporate selected technologies
  • Initiate planning for new commercial off-the-shelf software to modernize the Joint Service Electronic Health Record System to incrementally replace TMIP-J beginning in FY18; TMIP-J will remain operational until the new system attains full deployment

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

None

CONTRACTORS

To be determined

PEO

PEO-EIS