Health Information Systems

hisphotoMELE Associates has extensive experience in healthcare informatics dating back to 1999 when MELE developed the feasibility study and began providing technical support and program management to the Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui for the next nine years. The Hui, a joint venture of the Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System (VA PIHCS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), serves 800,000 veterans and beneficiaries in the Pacific region.

The Hui instructed MELE Associates to pioneer development of  an open source version of VistA, a fully integrated electronic healthcare record system based on the VA’s robust VistA system.

Air Force Surgeon General Modernization Directorate:  MELE manages 35 Congressional medical programs for the Air Force Surgeon General valued at $155M; develops and manages Air Force budget and planning for medical research and telemedicine projects; provides support on Theater Medical Information Program software integration; and security management for SGR.  Experienced MELE professionals offer a full range of healthcare information technology solutions in:

  • Telemedicine:  Forensic Dental ID, Telepathology, Teleradiology, Teleaudiology, Teleophthalmology, Digitized Health Records
  • Diabetes:  Primary Care, Self Management Education, EMR/Patient Portal, Chronic Care Model, Outreach Clinics, Inpatient Initiatives
  • Medical Research:  Autism, LED Wound Healing, Bariatric Gastric Bypass, Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, Gene Therapy, Crush Injury

Project Management:  MELE Project Managers have developed best practices to incorporate principles from the Project Management Institute (PMI) with DoD Directives and Standards. MELE project management plans include:

  • Scope Statement
  • Project Baseline (Cost & Schedule)
  • Cost Management
  • Communication Management
  • Staff Management
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Control
  • Change Control
  • Transition
  • Procurement & Contract

Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP):  TMIP software is a set of medical information systems used on military bases to support peacetime requirements tailored and integrated to provide automated information management support in a theater environment and deployed on Service-provided computer hardware and communications infrastructure in accordance with individual Service requirements. TMIP supports the Military Health System (MHS) mission and the requirement to provide, and maintain readiness to provide, medical services and support to the armed forces during military operations. TMIP applications are used in 28 locations in Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar. Seven major applications cover Medical Command and Control, Medical Logistics, Blood Management, Outpatient Care, Limited Inpatient Care, Aeronautical Evacuation and Patient Tracking. Additional capabilities are covered within specific modules of the major applications set.

Our accrued experience allows MELE to provide health informatics services customized to meet individual client needs. MELE professionals offer a full range of healthcare information technology (IT) solutions including:

  • EMR Patient Portal
  • Digitized Health Records
  • Primary Care
  • Gene Therapy
  • Chronic Care
  • Outreach Clinics
  • Inpatient Initiatives
  • Forensic Dental ID
  • Teleradiology
  • Teleophthalmology
  • Teleaudiology
  • Telepathology
  • Wound Healing
  • Crush Injury


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