3-G International, Inc. announces that it has entered into a contract with the UK Ministry of Defense to deliver a smart card-based medical documentation system.
“This award is a natural extension for 3GI given the smart card systems we have built for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD),” commented Kit Letchworth, 3GI’s Senior Vice President. 3GI is the primary software developer and system integrator for the DoD Multi-Technology Automated Reader Card (MARC) program. “Our company (3GI) not only has six years experience in developing multiple application smart card systems, but we also understand how smart card technology can be applied effectively in military environments and for military healthcare operations,” said Mr. Letchworth.
3GI’s products will help MOD to reengineer the process of documenting, managing, and analyzing critical medical information by establishing the foundation of an Operational Medical Data capture (OMD) system. The system will employ smart cards to replace the existing paper documentation system used to record patient medical and treatment information during medical encounters. Through the use of small, hand-held computers, field medics will be able to ascertain critical medical information about soldiers prior to providing care at the point of injury. The medics will record treatment information to a soldier’s smart card electronically, enabling the soldier to carry this information to the next treatment location so that subsequent medical decisions can be made based on the most current data. The 3GI system will also enable more sophisticated processes such as casualty tracking, evacuation management, medical record management, and epidemiological analysis.
“The contract was awarded to 3GI following a competitive procurement process which also required a fully functional system demonstration,” said Mr. Letchworth. 3GI leveraged its knowledge of military healthcare needs with its strong smart card programming staff to develop products which meet the very specific needs of the UK military. The system is flexible in design, supporting multiple card operating systems and card readers, and will allow for the incremental inclusion of new smart card applications over time. The system will run on 3GI’s BSmart multiple application smart card software.
3GI is the largest U.S.-based smart card integrator and smart card software development company, with offices in Williamsburg and Springfield, VA, Honolulu, HI, and Shenzhen, PRC. 3GI recently established a branch office in London. 3GI was the primary integrator and software developer for the US Department of Defense Multi-technology Automated Reader Card (MARC), which supports 26 applications including medical data, physical access, stored value, identification, and others. Recently designated the 36th fastest growing technology company in the U.S. by the Deloitte and Touche “Fast 500” poll, 3GI also provides comprehensive smart card integration and software development services to other areas of government and to commercial sectors including banking, access security, and the computer industries.Details