Mobile Application Development Proof of Concept – Theater Blood

This MTEC program is in support of the Department of Defense (DoD), Program Executive Office (PEO) Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS), Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems (JOMIS) Program Office (PMO), in partnership with the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Contracting Division – Defense Healthcare Management Systems (CD-DHMS). The goal of this project is to develop a prototype capability that provides military personnel deployed in theater the ability to manage and document blood inventory, transfusions, blood product donations, and transfusion transmittable disease (TTD) testing in environments that may be disconnected, have intermittent connectivity, or have low-bandwidth connections to the network and synchronize that data with the enterprise database when connectivity is available. To facilitate the development effort, JOMIS will provide the Operational Medicine Mobile (OMM) Collaborative Development Environment (CDE), including associated tools and processes, and the OMM Collaborative Development Framework (CDF) to develop and demonstrate a prototype disconnected application for Theater Blood that meets functional requirements. A secondary purpose of this prototyping effort is to obtain feedback on the JOMIS CDE and CDF and recommendations for its maturity and improvement.

The research project award recipient was selected from the Offerors who responded to MTEC’s Request for Project Proposals (19-09-TheaterBlood).

Mobile Application Development Proof of Concept – Theater Blood

Project Team: Planned Systems International

Award Amount: $3.05M

Project Duration: 21 months

Project Objective: The goal of this project is to support RDT&E activities required to develop prototype mobile applications that will extend current Theater Blood capabilities to users working in the DIL environment and allow them to continue to perform local business processes and functions required to ensure the integrity of the supply chain management and quality of blood products while disconnected from the network. This includes being able to view, modify, and update blood product inventory; identify and screen donors and accept donations; document TTD testing results and transfusion of blood products while disconnected and synchronize the data with other local devices and with the enterprise Theater Blood application when connectivity to the enterprise becomes available.  The scope of this project is to provide technical engineering and software development support to develop a prototype mobile application with offline/store and forward capability to conduct the full spectrum of theater operational blood management operations, including Donor, Inventory and Transfusion business process workflows in the disconnected/intermittent/low-bandwidth (DIL) deployed environment. The mobile application shall allow users to perform all necessary blood management operations locally while disconnected from the network, capture local blood transactional data, synchronize the local client transactional data and when connectivity is restored, synchronize the deployed facility/unit transactional data bidirectionally with the enterprise data from the Theater Blood application.