Case Study Defense Healthcare Management Systems

Using Agile to Modernize the Defense Medical Information Exchange


DMIX is the Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS) Program charged with providing the seamless sharing of standardized health care data amongst the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the private sector. The goal of DMIX is to provide the interoperability infrastructure platform and tools to enable secure data sharing for public and private health care providers as part of DoD’s new Electronic Health Record (EHR) modernization initiative.


The ASRC Federal team was brought on to provide full lifecycle systems development, systems integration, and data management services within an Agile process to integrate the Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX) with Defense Healthcare Management Systems while facilitating the retirement of six related legacy products containing health data.

Our Solutions

Using Agile principles, we managed the installation, sustainment, and performance of 6 DMIX products on 24 virtual machines in each of 10 different development, integration, testing, and evaluation environments.

Enabled data exchange for 1.5 million+ data elements that are exchanged daily between DoD and the VA along with 7.4 million unique patient records.

Conducted inventory of all data exchange certificates and their expiration dates, and successfully upgraded all interfaces to SHA-256 ahead of DoD-mandated schedule.

Successfully stood up more than eight development, integration, testing, and sustainment environments to test interoperability among the Defense Health Agency, VA, and the private sector, accelerating the sharing of health data between public and private providers.

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