Lockheed Martin Canada To Deliver State-Of-The-Art Health Information System To The Department Of National Defence
Ottawa, Canada, 05-FEB-03 -- Lockheed Martin Canada, a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), has been awarded a multi-year contract by the Department of National Defence to deliver a state-of-the-art health care information system. The system will ensure Canadian Forces members that their health information is accurately collected, protected and made available to authorized personnel wherever they serve and receive health care services.
The current contract covers the first phase of 14 months and is worth approximately Can$17 million. The contract has the potential to exceed an estimated value of Can$56 million if all four phases are delivered over the 10-year period.
The Canadian Forces Health Information System (CFHIS) will integrate a series of standalone systems that will support the provision of care by the Canadian Forces Health Services while a member is either in Canada or deployed on operations. CFHIS is specifically designed to protect and ensure the Canadian Forces member's right to privacy and confidentiality of their health information in accordance with government legislation through the use of encryption software in addition to standard Department of National Defence security measures.
This system will provide health care providers with electronic health information and decision support tools here in Canada and around the world. Administrators also will be afforded access to non-patient specific information that will enable them to make informed decisions that will translate into improved delivery of health care, said Dan Spoor, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Canada. The Government of Canada has promoted the development of electronic health records and we are delighted to have been selected to lead such a talented team and to be delivering this vital program to the Canadian Forces.
The Lockheed Martin team consists of DINMAR Consulting, Purkinje Inc., SCC Soft Computer Consultants Inc, Calculus Informatique and ADSTRA Systems Inc.
DINMAR Consulting Inc., based in Ottawa, is Canada's largest independent provider of innovative management and information technology consulting services to the health care sector. DINMAR has previously worked with the Ottawa Hospital, Capital Health Authority, Children's and Women's Health Centres of BC and, regional hospital groups such as Peterborough regional hospital, Riverview Hospital, national healthcare organizations such as the Canadian Blood Services and national physician representative organizations such as the Canadian Medical Association.
Purkinje Inc., based in Montreal, Quebec, is the developer of the award-winning DossierTM. DossierTM is a bilingual Clinical Notes/Electronic Health Record software product with supporting clinical functions. Designed to meet the needs of practicing physicians, its user base exceeds 1,100 clinics.
SCC Soft Computer Consultants Inc., provides an integrated suite of ancillary departmental products that includes Laboratory, Radiology and Pharmacy systems used in over 200 hospitals throughout Canada and the United States. In conjunction with their partner, Montreal-based Calculus Informatique (a division of CogniCase), SCC offers bilingual versions of these products that are in use throughout Quebec and the Maritimes.
Practice Made Perfect Software by ADSTRA Systems Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario, has installed its bilingual dental practice management software in over 300 clinics throughout 9 Provinces and the Yukon Territory. It is in use by over 500 dentists, including 22 at one location.
A leader in systems integration, software development and the design and manufacture of advanced electronic systems, Lockheed Martin Canada employs more than 500 employees at facilities in Kanata (Head office), Montreal, Halifax, Victoria, Esquimalt, Dartmouth, Valcartier, Petawawa and Wainright, Alberta. Lockheed Martin Canada is a unit of the Lockheed Martin Corporation headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. The corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics, and technology services.