Accession Number : ADA608085


Title :   Military Interoperable Digital Hospital Testbed (MIDHT)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2 Jun 2010-1 Jun 2011


Corporate Author : CONEMAUGH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER JOHNSTOWN PA


Personal Author(s) : Wozniak, Richard ; Hargreaves, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a608085.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : The Military Interoperable Digital Hospital Testbed (MIDHT) is a five-year program of research to develop a real-world testbed environment in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The purpose is to research and evaluate Health Information Exchange (HIE) and health information technology (HIT) and services that make health information readily available to consumers and providers. Ideally this will allow for the secure transfer of information between private sector rural providers, federal partners and patients. MIDHT has defined requirements and solutions to optimize healthcare resources for rural communities and identified lessons learned and best practices that benefit both the global Military Health System (MHS) environment and stakeholders in the region. The Department of Defense (DoD) and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (CMMC) have common requirements for HIE, connecting disparate systems and providers and enabling secure provider-provider and provider-consumer e-communications. Minimal evidence is available on what business, clinical and technical solutions can be used to overcome the lack of specialists, infrastructure and geographical barriers associated with the delivery of care in rural communities.


Descriptors :   *BED REST , *HEALTH , *HOSPITALS , CLINICAL MEDICINE , COMMUNITIES , CONSUMERS , DIABETES , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTS , GEOGRAPHY , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , LESSONS LEARNED , PATIENTS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE