MC4 integrates, fields and supports medical (patient) information for tactical medical forces, enabling a comprehensive, lifelong electronic medical record for all Service members, as well as enhancing medical situational awareness for operational commanders. By accomplishing this mission, the MC4 Product Management Office (PMO) provides the U.S. Army’s solution to the Presidential and Congressional objectives set-forth by U.S. Code Title 10 in 1997, which called for a medical tracking system for all deployed Service members.
MC4 PMO performs systems engineering and integration with the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP), and key software developers, to ensure compatibility between software applications and reliable hardware devices.
The data generated in MC4 is securely shared with higher levels of care, joint medical surveillance and data systems worldwide. MC4 PMO’s use of emerging technologies and software used by all military Services ensures each user is equipped with state-of-the-art system capabilities that transcend military stovepipe systems.
The deployment of ruggedized hardware – including laptops, handhelds, printers and servers – guarantees deployable medical professionals receive durable technologies that long withstand harsh battlefield conditions.
First deployed in 2003, MC4 has fielded systems to tactical medical units throughout Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Afghanistan, making it the most comprehensive information management/information technology medical system deployed to date.
To ensure users fully utilize the system, MC4 support personnel overseas provide onsite support and refresher trainings.
This commitment is supported by four regional support centers in the U.S. and Europe, and a 24-7, online helpdesk, providing a worldwide sustainment and technical support structure.
As such, MC4 PMO is strategically integrating with future Army systems, including the Future Combat System (FCS) and the Future Force Warrior Program. MC4 will provide an interface to these systems that enables automated assessment and remote monitoring capabilities for deployed medical forces.
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