Peace Corps – PCMEDICS EHR

EnSoftek builds and deploys Peace Corps EHR - PCMEDICS for use worldwide

Problem/challenge: The Peace Corps is an independent executive agency of the federal government established to promote world peace and friendship through the service of American Volunteers.  The agency currently manages more than 8,000 volunteers in approximately 70 international posts and is responsible for their healthcare.

To meet its mission, the Peace was looking for a vendor to implement a new, global Electronic Medical Record System (EMR), internally branded as PCMEDICS, to capture the health care delivered overseas by Peace Corps Medical Officers (PCMOs) and US-based Peace Corps clinical staff and to provide a database by which Peace Corps may assess quality of care and business processes through data and reporting. 

Solution:

The Peace Corps selected EnSoftek to develop, customize and implement PCMEDICS system using DrCloudEMR™, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, BizTalk, and SQL server platforms and applications.

The system captures baseline medical/dental/mental health information; provides industry standard practice management tools for ambulatory care; supports standardization and quality control of ambulatory health care practices of more than 140 Peace Corps Medical Officers in 70+ health units around the world; provides tools to improve the secure communication among PCMOs, Regional Medical Officers (RMOs), HQ staff and volunteers; supports posts’ ability to track medical supply inventory; supports other specialized business processes that involve medical records (e.g. sexual assault case management, mental health management, medevac case management); and provides analytic tools to process data to determine quality outcome indicators, epidemiological tracking, and reports that link quality care to business process efforts.

Results and Customer Benefits: EnSoftek met each and every critical milestone of this highly complex effort and the solution is on schedule to deploy within 18 months of contract start.