Evaluation of Areas of Consideration for a Department of Defense Clinical Telemedicine Needs Assessment
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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The research report was requested by the sponsor of the DoD Telemedicine Testbed Project, the Medical Advanced Technology Management Office U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The purpose of the research report is to provide the Medical Advanced Technology Management Office with telemedicine assessment approaches, wartime casualty data, and peacetime health care data that the DoD Telemedicine Testbed Project office can use to conduct a DoD clinical telemedicine needs assessment. Our research focused on the clinical applications of telemedicine. It did not address health care administration or education. Objectives. Our objectives were to o identify and assess clinical telemedicine needs assessments and benefits analyses conducted in the private sector, in other Government agencies, and within DoD itself to provide the DoD Telemedicine Testbed Project office with data they can use to conduct a DoD-wide clinical telemedicine needs assessment, and to develop DoD-wide clinical telemedicine requirements. o analyze DoD data bases for medical diagnoses that occur during war and during operations other than war to identify those medical conditions that could potentially benefit most from telemedicine applications. In addition, analyze resource intensive medical diagnoses within the peacetime Military Health Services System to identify those medical conditions that could potentially benefit most from private telemedicine applications.
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