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Request for Proposals: Burn Patient Transfer System (BPTS)
The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is an enterprise partnership that collaborates with industry and academia to facilitate research and development activities in cooperation with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and other Government agencies in the biomedical sciences (including but not limited to drugs, biologics, vaccines, medical software and medical devices) to protect, treat and optimize the health and performance of U.S. military personnel. MTEC is a nonprofit corporation with the following principal objectives: (a) biomedical research and prototyping; (b) exploration of private sector technology opportunities; (c) technology transfer; and (d) development of intellectual property (IP) and follow-on production.
This solicitation, issued by the MTEC Consortium Manager (CM), Advanced Technology International (ATI), represents a Request for Project Proposals (RPP) for MTEC support of the Joint Program Committee – 1 (JPC-1)/Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program (MSISRP). The management of this effort will occur under the Medical Simulation and Information Systems (MSIS) Research Program/Joint Program Committee (JPC-1) Fort Detrick, MD JPC-1/MSISRP.
The goal of this research is to research, develop, and test a web based, and mobile app-accessible, open architecture cloud-based system to track capacity and improve the logistics of burn patient/trauma patient triage and transfer in and between military and civilian treatment facilities in the event of a war, disaster, nuclear or other mass casualty with large numbers of burn patients. Following a military or civilian mass casualty or disaster event, military treatment facilities would experience a significant increase in burn patient volume. Burn injuries are rarely isolated events; typically there is some type of associated trauma along with a burn injury, thus inclusion of trauma bed resources is desirable. There is only one military Burn Unit, the US Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, TX. While able to expand capacity in the event of a mass casualty event and depending on the geographic area(s) involved in an event, bed capacity could easily be overwhelmed. The ability to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of triage and subsequent care would be critical to the management of an overwhelming surge in burn patient volume and intensity. This effort aims to conduct research and development of a burn/trauma patient transfer system that would provide a platform for reporting immediate and surge burn/trauma bed availability across the U.S. and among NATO partners, and electronically match patient and bed location and match patient acuity with open beds at clinical burn facilities nearby.
Proposal Due Date: January 4, 2019, Noon Eastern Time
Offerors must be MTEC Members in good standing.
The U.S. Government (USG) currently has available approximately $2.75M for Fiscal Years(FY) 18 & 19. The period of performance is not to exceed 36 months.