Logica shortlisted for EHI Award for support to Defence Medical Services
Logica, a leading business and technology service company, today announced that it has been shortlisted for the prestigious EHealth Insider Award for its work with the UK MOD’s Defence Medical Services. It is profiled in the Excellence in Major IT Healthcare IT Development category for its Defence Medical Information Capability Programme which provides a single, integrated medical and dental record for all MOD personnel and their dependants.
The UK MOD’s Defence Medical Services (DMS) has the challenging task of providing primary, intermediate, secondary (on operations) and dental healthcare to all members of the armed forces. Whether they are based in the UK or abroad, on board ship or on deployment overseas, DMS is responsible for their health and wellbeing and for ensuring their fitness for duty.
The Logica system is based on the EMIS PCS application and supports DMS staff in both fixed and deployed environments (including ships). DMS clinicians and dentists at fixed bases in the UK and Europe access a centrally hosted system whilst deployed medics accompanying troops on deployment (or on ships) use local application instances running on ruggedised laptops and servers. Updates to patient records are synchronised between fixed and deployed systems using SATCOM data links ensuring that up-to-date clinical records are accessible worldwide. In addition, the secondary care Whole Hospital Information System (WHIS), based on System C’s Medway package, operates in Afghanistan, providing services to one of the world’s busiest trauma units.
Nick Wilson, Outsourcing Director for Government, Space & Defence at Logica said, “The Logica team are extremely proud of our work with the UK MOD Defence Medical Services as these systems help the UK’s Armed Forces to receive the best possible medical care wherever they are in the world. This Award short-listing is recognition of the hard work the client and team have put into delivering a service that must work in some of the most remote and hostile environments on earth.”
The winners of the EHI Awards will be announced on 4 October in London.
Logica is a business and technology service company, employing 41,000 people. It provides business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing to clients around the world, including many of Europe's largest businesses. Logica creates value for clients by successfully integrating people, business and technology. It is committed to long term collaboration, applying insight to create innovative answers to clients’ business needs.
Logica is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG). More information is available at www.logica.com.
The company is a public company incorporated and domiciled in the UK. The address of its registered office is 250 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading RG2 6UA, United Kingdom.