Comprehensive Health Services (CHSi) has secured a contract to provide medical modelling and simulation training to the US Air Force (USAF).
Under the $4.25m contract, the company will serve as subcontractor to Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), which leads the major air force programme called Air Force Medical Modelling and Simulation Training (AFMMAST).
Under the contract, the company will provide staff and consultation services as needed for up to 2,500 personnel on four different air force installations in the US, the UK, and Japan, over the next five years.
CHSi president Gary Palmer said: "CHSi is honoured to have been selected by ECS to partner on this endeavour because the AFMMAST mission, to use advanced technology to improve health care outcomes, aligns closely with our own company’s mission."
ECS chief operating officer Larry Kayne said: "CHSi’s specialised expertise, dedication to serving its clients, and proven ability to execute, manage and deliver medical services in austere environments was instrumental in winning this particular contract."
Managed by the AFMMAST Central Program Office in San Antonio, Texas, the AFMMAST programme aims to develop and use advanced learning technologies and methodologies to improve medical education and training for health care teams and patients, for the purpose of improving health care outcomes.
The programme is being executed at simulation centres throughout the air force, including the 59th Medical Wing Simulation Center at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, and at the Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis Medical Readiness Training Center, Texas, US.
Having secured a $29m contract to lead AFMMAST mission in October 2014, ECS is currently working with 42 companies to support nearly 80 AFMMAST training sites worldwide, to include simulation operations, management, logistics and programmatic.