Australian digital health company MediRecords will play a key role in a A$299 million overhaul of the Australian Defense Force (ADF) electronic health records system.
The new “health knowledge management system”, known as Joint Project 2060 Ph4, will be implemented by a consortium of Australian and international companies, led by Leidos Australia.
Joint Project 2060 Ph4 will see ADF’s legacy system replaced with a modern patient-centric solution that stores, aggregates and analyzes Defense personnel health data and information and connects GPs and healthcare allied to emergency and hospital care.
This will ensure that clinical information is accurately recorded and included in an ADF member’s health record to enable appropriate and ongoing care, wherever it is.
MediRecords, which was instrumental in establishing the federal government’s coronavirus hotline, will provide the technology needed to provide primary and related health care to 85,000 ADF employees.
Matthew Galetto, CEO of MediRecords
MediRecords CEO and Founder Matthew Galetto said the company looks forward to working with the consortium to provide clinical services to Defense.
“Leidos and Defense recognize that MediRecords has developed an off-the-shelf commercial healthcare solution in Australia,” Mr. Galetto said.
“The (health knowledge management) solution represents next-generation healthcare technology,” Galetto said. “Traditional legacy healthcare IT systems don’t keep pace with modern technology, especially when you have a global workforce with unique demands.”
“MediRecords has the experience and capability to deliver next-generation cloud-based healthcare solutions.”
Work has begun on the project, with initial operational capability expected in November 2023 and final operational capability in 2025. Phase 4 of JP2060 is expected to create up to 187 full-time jobs.
Other Australian companies in the winning consortium include Alcidion Group, Ascention, Coviu Global, Fred IT Group, We Group, Philips Electronics Australia, Precision Medical and Titanium Solutions Australia.
MediRecords currently works with healthcare providers, government departments and private companies across Australia.
“This defense project will support our expansion strategy, bringing cloud-based healthcare solutions to businesses and governments across Australia and overseas,” Galetto said.