Knowledge Data Systems Inc. announced a three-year agreement with Henry Ford Health Care Corp. to provide certain hardware, software and staffing support in pursuit of the next phase of their joint development of the Medical Information Management System.

The agreement is valued at about $1.4 million.Knowledge Data Systems, based in Salt Lake City, and Henry Ford Health Care have completed the design and programming phase of the project which accumulates clinical data from several different departmental computer systems and makes the data available to physicians and other care providers on a real-time basis.

The next phase of the project involves use of the system under actual patient volumes and the initial clinical acceptance evaluation.