CSC to complete ADF eHealth implementation by year's end

CSC has rolled out an eHealth system for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in three states and is due to complete the implementation for the other states by the end of the year.

The new Defence eHealth Information System – first announced in 2011 and known then as the Joint eHealth Data and Information (JeHDI) project – is live in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, with South Australia currently underway and the other states to follow.

The system, which was contracted for $56 million, is based on commercial off the shelf technology provided by UK firm EMIS, a primary care software specialist that has over 50 per cent of the UK general practice market.

EMIS last year acquired Ascribe, the UK's market leader in acute care electronic patient care and patient administration systems.

For the ADF contract, CSC provided systems integration, solution development, project management, organisational change management, user training and ongoing system hosting and system support.

Other partners include defence sector management and engineering services firm Kellogg, Brown and Root along with consulting firm PwC.

The new system will provide health professionals throughout the ADF’s Joint Health Command with access to aggregated health information at the point of care and at all levels of management.

Each ADF member will have a comprehensive eHealth record from enlistment through to retirement as well as health management information focused on improving healthcare outcomes, CSC said.

“CSC in partnership with the Department of Defence is successfully delivering one of the most complex business transformation programs undertaken by the ADF,” CSC Australia managing director Seelan Nayagam said.

“CSC has been a trusted partner for the ADF for 42 years, and this implementation cements our position as one of the leading systems integrators in both health and defence in Australia.”

The interoperable system will allow health information to be shared with the Department of Veterans' Affairs as well as civilian health providers.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: CSC

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