Distributed Medical Database System for Real-Time Monitoring of the Health and Risk Exposure of Military Research Study Volunteers at USARIEM
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This report describes a computerized medical database system designed to track the health and study related risk exposures and adverse incidents of soldiers participating as volunteer test subjects in USARIEM human-use research studies. This database system was implemented as an Oracle application on the USARIEM DEC VAX. The data collected at remote computer terminals are transmitted via modem and LAN to secure digital storage media at USARIEM. Database file access is controlled using methods to ensure test subject confidentiality and anonymity with regard to medical information. Only physician users are allowed access to medical details in the database. This database system was designed to improve the tracking of research study related risks and medical incidents as well as improve the coordination of medical care provided to test subjects by USARIEM physicians. Database, Software, Risk management, Medical incident reporting system, Human-use, Research studies.
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