MOD selects InterSystems platforms for new medical information system

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has opted for InterSystems’ HealthShare and IRIS for Health platforms to ‘underpin’ its new Defence Medical Information System, called Programme CORTISONE.

The platforms will be used to help the MOD to deliver an “integrated ecosystem of medical information services” and to “rapidly develop new healthcare functionality”.

InterSystems’ HealthShare interoperability platform will be employed to “normalise, aggregate and deduplicate data into a longitudinal Unified Care Record” for each individual patient, which will “form the very heart of the new Defence Medical Information Systems”. While, the IRIS for Health data platform will help the MOD to extract value from healthcare data and quickly create and scale new applications.

As part of a a multi-million-pound contract, which will stretch over three years with the option for a fourth year, InterSystems will be the technology partner for Programme CORTISONE and deliver capabilities for the Integration Platform, CORTISONE Portal, Terminology Service, Enterprise Master Patient Index, and Provider Directory (IP/EMPI). InterSystems will also provide training and skills transfer.

The Programme is a collaboration across all the Defence Services and aims to “integrate and operate a full suite of COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) healthcare software and services from multiple healthcare suppliers”.

Chris Norton, Managing Director for the UK and Ireland at InterSystems, said that the creative data technology provider “brings a wealth of experience in military health systems to the programme as a delivery partner to the US government.”

He added: “Our agile nature and strong track record collaborating with healthcare service providers means that we’re well placed to deliver innovative solutions in this open and integrated environment. InterSystems technology will deliver more integrated and valuable information to support improved health outcomes in serving personnel.”