ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD (June 18, 2013) -- In support of Program Executive Office Defense Health Services Systems, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center developed a software patch for the Medical Situational Awareness in Theater, MSAT, and Theater Medical Data Store, TMDS, applications.

The software patch meets the new Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, blood transfusion device recording requirements. The FDA required additional data fields on their existing blood test result recording and reporting screens. The Medical Situational Awareness in Theater, or MSAT, and Theater Medical Data Store, or TMDS, applications are used by DOD medical treatment facilities worldwide.

TMDS is a web-based system that allows clinicians and caregivers in theater and at CONUS facilities the ability to view individual inpatient and outpatient records such as Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information. TMDS grants healthcare providers the ability to track patients as they move through the Theater levels of care and provides a centralized location for all clinical information.

MSAT, which will soon replace TMDS, is a web based application which aggregates data from multiple communities, providing a common operating picture and decision support for Combatant and Joint Task Force Commander's surgeon staff.

The Software Engineering Center provides ongoing support to DOD medical treatment facilities to ensure compliance with all requirements. The support includes project management, test and evaluation, information assurance, systems engineering and network administration.