Evaluation of the Medical and Dental Portions of the Soldier Data Tag Systems. Part B
ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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In 1981, Soldier Support Center SSC was directed to evaluate microchip technology for use in individual soldier data cards. This directive led to the Soldier Data Tag System SDTS, which was tested at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN. The SDTS consisted of an individual microchip soldier data tag SDT containing personnel, financial, medical and the dental records. A microprocessor-base reader-writer, a data base, and the software to read andor update the tags, as well as to search the data base were also components of the SDTS. The objectives of this study were 1 From the provider perspective, evaluate the acceptability , comprehensiveness, and flexibility of the medical and dental record portion of the SDTS 2 From the administrative and legal perspectives, evaluate the acceptability, comprehensiveness, and flexibility of the medical and dental portions of the SDTS 3 To evaluate AMEDD personnel requirements to operate the SDTS 4 To evaluate the equipment requirements to operate the system 5 To evaluate the practicality of an implemented system 6 To evaluate the SDTS both as a replacement for the current medical and dental records and associated data systems, and as a needed and defensible supplement to the current medical and dental records and associated data systems. This study was conducted through a literature review and through consultations with subject matter experts.
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