Leidos Australia has been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence to deliver a health knowledge management system to support healthcare services across the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The contract value is $299 million (ex GST). Work has started on the project, Joint Project 2060 Phase 4, with initial operating capability planned for November 2023 and final operating capability in 2025.

The health knowledge management system will replace the ADF’s legacy electronic health record product with a modern, patient-centric health solution. The new system will record, store, aggregate and analyse health data and information for the ADF population, unifying multidisciplinary primary and occupational care with emergency and hospital care to enable better clinical decision-making.

For the first time, an electronic health solution will be delivered into the deployed environment to record the delivery of healthcare by ADF clinicians from point of injury throughout the evacuation chain into rehabilitation and recovery. This will ensure all relevant clinical information can be recorded and included in a member’s health record to facilitate appropriate, on-going care.

JP2060 Phase 4 will create approximately 187 full-time-equivalent jobs, predominantly in Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. As Prime Systems Integrator, Leidos Australia will lead a multi-disciplinary team of primarily Australian companies experienced in health knowledge management systems and clinical management software. More than 95% of the work will be delivered by Australian industry.

The core team includes:

  • Alcidion Group, an Australian provider of intelligent informatics software for high-performance healthcare;
  • Ascention, an Australian provider of solutions for data, analytics and tactical planning;
  • Coviu Global, an Australian provider of telehealth technology;
  • Fred IT Group, Australia’s largest dedicated IT solution provider to the pharmacy industry;
  • MediRecords, an Australian provider of intuitive, easy to use clinical practice management software;
  • Nous Group, an Australian specialist in leading and delivering transformational change;
  • Philips Electronics Australia, an Australian health technology company and provider of radiology solutions
  • Precision Medical, an Australian provider of software that monitors, traces and reports on medical assets; and
  • Titanium Solutions Australia, a New Zealand provider of oral health management software.

In addition, Leidos Australia will be engaging:

  • Cerner, an American supplier of health information technology services, devices and hardware;
  • OutSystems, a low code solution platform providing case management and a compensation portal; and
  • QlikTech Australia, an Australian supplier of business intelligence solutions.

Leidos Australia Chief Executive Paul Chase said: “Leidos Australia looks forward to working with Defence and our team of exceptional health sector partners to deliver this critical capability to the ADF. Our team’s health expertise, as well as Leidos’ vast Defence experience, will deliver a modern, sovereign solution that will meet the evolving healthcare needs of the ADF.”

Leidos is a global leader in health systems, particularly in implementing and optimising electronic health records, conducting ground-breaking research, and developing and supporting large-scale technology programs. The company works with customers across the continuum of care, from research to patient bedside.

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