Electronic medical records
Lockheed Martin wins second phase of
OTTAWA – Lockheed Martin announced that it has
won the second phase
of a contract to deliver an integrated electronic health
management system for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).
The Canadian Forces Health Information System (CFHIS) project, awarded
to Lockheed Martin Canada in 2002, is a 10-year $54.5 million(CDN)
program designed to enable more than 2,500 Canadian Forces (CF) health
personnel located in clinics across Canada to share information securely
and coordinate care for 85,000 regular and reserve force personnel,
“CFHIS benefits the CF health community as well as the Armed Forces
personnel,” said Martin Munro, general manager of Lockheed Martin
Canada. “Until now, DND medical records were paper-based and access to
individual files was time-consuming and inefficient. For CF members, the
ability to transfer records electronically and coordinate care access
regardless of location, while maintaining the privacy and
confidentiality of that information, translates into better access and a
higher quality of service.”
As prime contractor, Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for the
integration of bilingual software for medical and dental applications
and making these records centrally accessible to authorized CF care
providers within a secure environment. CF care providers benefit from
CFHIS by centralized access to health information, with less data
duplication and entry requirements, more timely access to information
and the ability to share information quickly with other members of the
The initial phase of the program, which was successfully completed in
2004, focused on the implementation of patient registration and
scheduling capabilities at three Canadian Forces bases.
Phase II, which is the largest element of the program, has an estimated
contract value of $31 million (CDN) and is expected to be completed by
The focus of the second phase will be migrating from current paper-based
operations to a fully integrated system that will include scheduling and
patient registration functions, clinical order review, pharmacy,
laboratory and diagnostic imaging.
Phase III, expected to commence in January 2007, will roll out clinical
notes and orders and integrate management information system guidelines.
Lockheed Martin Canada leads a strong team of subcontractors, including
Adstra Systems, DINMAR Consulting, Purkinje Inc. and SCC Soft Computer
For its part, Lockheed Martin Canada employs more than 400 employees at
facilities in Ottawa (head office), Montreal, Halifax, Victoria,
Esquimalt, Dartmouth, Valcartier, Petawawa and Wainright.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000
people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design,
development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems,
products and services.
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