Defense Department – Telehealth

Goal:  Develop Telehealth projects for a joint DoD/VA effort to illustrate hands-on methods of improving healthcare including:

  • Telepharmacy
  • Telepsychaitry
  • Telehomecare
  • Primary healthcare assessment
  • Data Warehousing

MELE Associates provided program management and technical support services to the Director and Program Manager of the Hui at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Overview:  The Hui, a DoD/VA joint venture, is a subsidiary of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center under the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Formed in 1999 to administer and execute congressional appropriations to improve quality, accessibility, patient satisfaction and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services to the nearly 800,000 veterans and beneficiaries in the Pacific region – the Hui facilitates interdisciplinary partnerships with government, academia and industry to advance development of emerging technologies and improve health care.

MELE provided program management support and collaborated on development of Open Source Vista for the Hui with support from Senator Daniel Inouye.  Working in concert with the VA's technology transfer initiative, MELE Associates has developed an Application Service Provider (ASP) model to provide the Open Source Vista electronic health record system economically to physicians' offices, clinics and hospitals.

MELE Associates provided program management support for the Hui in project management, research, technical and clinical informatics, and business support disciplines. Project management support services include acquisition planning, developing equipment and services requirements, activity tracking, project review, and property management. MELE’s technical and clinical informatics development team integrates technology solutions into existing infrastructures.

For information on how MELE Associates' Application Service Provider (ASP) which provides the Open Source Vista electronic health record system, based on the VA's robust Vista EHR, to physicians' offices, clinics and hospitals without the need for expensive hardware, technical staffing and costly proprietary licences please contact us.

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