MC4's main components

The MC4 program currently uses HP iPAQ 4700 handhelds that synchronize with ruggedized Panasonic Toughbook CF-48 notebook PCs'soon to be replaced by CF-51 notebooks.

The program deploys a variety of servers, depending on the size and location of the health care facilities, including, in some instances, the Toughbook as a server. In larger facilities, such as combat support hospitals, MC4 uses the HP DL380 ProLiant G3 server.

The three core software applications in the MC4 system are:
  • Battlefield Medical Information System Tactical-Joint, developed by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, is used on handhelds. Field medics use the app to record the first visit with a patient.

  • Composite Health Care System II-Theater (CHCS II-T), developed by Integic Corp. of Chantilly, Va., used on notebooks to feed the data to the Joint Medical Workstation (JMeWS) for collection of medical surveillance.
  • Composite Health Care System New Technology (CHCS NT), develpped by Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego, is used primarily in combat support hospitals, providing clinical inpatient services, including laboratory, radiology and pharmacy capabilities. CHCS NT interfaces with CHCS II-T and TMIP reports.

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