6.0 Medical

PEO-EIS 2010
6.0 Medical

6.0) Medical
6.1) Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)
Fort Detrick, MD
Phone: (301) 619-7858

Project Summary

Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) integrates, fields and supports a comprehensive medical information system, enabling lifelong electronic medical records, streamlined medical logistics and enhanced situational awareness for Army tactical forces. By accomplishing this mission, MC4 is providing the Army’s solution to Presidential and Congressional objectives, set-forth by Title 10 in 1997, which called for a medical tracking system for all deployed Service members.

MC4 is a ruggedized system-of-systems containing medical software packages fielded to tactical medical forces throughout the combat zone and in the United States. Comprised of joint software, commercial and government-off-the-shelf products, MC4 provides the tools needed to digitally record and transfer critical medical data from the foxhole to the field hospital and ultimately, to U.S. medical facilities. 

Deployable medical forces use the MC4 system to gain quick, accurate access to patient histories and forward casualty resuscitation information. The system also provides units with automated tools facilitating patient tracking, medical reporting and medical logistical support. Meanwhile, combatant commanders worldwide use the MC4 system to access medical surveillance information, resulting in enhanced medical situational awareness.

Most importantly, MC4 is helping deployed Service members. By equipping deployed medical units with automated resources, MC4 helps ensure Service members have a secure, accessible, lifelong electronic medical record, which results in better-informed health care providers and easier access to VA medical benefits.

With ten years of experience managing the DoD’s first and most comprehensive battlefield medical recording system, MC4 has enabled the capture of more than 12 million electronic patient encounters in the combat zone. MC4 has also trained 42,000 deployable medical staff and commanders, and fielded 33,000 systems to 750 units with medical personnel, to include stryker brigades, Army National Guard and Reserves, and all active divisional units throughout 14 countries. MC4 remains the most widely-used, comprehensive information management medical system on the battlefield.