SPARKS, Nev., October 12, 2018 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been awarded a U.S. Army contract to develop the capability to capture and store critical patient status and treatment information for up to six patients on a single device, and communicate the information securely from the point-of-injury and throughout transport to the receiving medical treatment facility. The Medical Hands-Free Unified Broadcast (MEDHUB) First Article System contract is with the US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity within US Army Medical Research Materiel Command.
“SNC is excited to continue its partnership with the Medical-Evacuation Mission Equipment Program Office to deliver MEDHUB to the Army, supporting its mission to provide high-quality, lifesaving medical care to injured soldiers,” said Greg Cox, senior vice president of business development and technology for SNC’s Electronic and Information Systems (EIS) business area.
SNC’s eHealth and Remote Monitoring solution integrates FDA-certified sensors that capture patient vitals and patient treatment information over a secure, wireless connection. The medical data is then stored and forwarded over the fielded Joint Battle Command Platform to provide incoming patient situational awareness at the receiving medical treatment facility via a patient status portal. Designed as carry-on equipment for the UH-60L Blackhawk MEDEVAC Platform, the system will be interoperable with the Army’s existing Medical Equipment Package.
MEDHUB’s automated and hands-free capability enables the medic to focus on the patient while seamlessly improving situational awareness at the receiving medical treatment facility. Early Army user assessment studies of the system’s proof of concept have validated its potential for significantly improving response times of litter teams, clinical specialists and medical supply support to incoming patients. In addition, there was a significant increase in accuracy of electronic patient care reports.
Work to further develop the MEDHUB system will be completed at SNC’s Sparks, Nevada facility, leveraging the EIS business area’s experience in network and platform integration and existing communication infrastructure.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through advanced engineering technologies in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. With applications including navigation and guidance, communication and surveillance systems, electronic warfare, aircraft systems and telemedicine, SNC provides state-of-the art solutions to military and commercial customers around the world. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest growing companies. For more information, visit www.sncorp.com.