MEDBASE: Strategic Planning and Implementation of an Army Medical Department Software Application
Final rept. Jul 2002-Jul 2003
BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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The purpose of this research is to provide recommendations for the strategy and implementation of MEDBASE an Army Medical Department AMEDD software application. MEDBASE began as an Army physician assistant s pet project used to ease medical readiness reporting for field medical units. The program has quickly grown into a multi-functional medical database with applications for both medical treatment facilities as well as field medical units operating in garrison or in theater. Though the application possesses a great deal of potential, program implementation has been rocky. To assist program management with problems with implementation and planning, a strategic plan was created along with the following products SWOT strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis, vision statement, strategy map, and balanced scorecard. Securing a spot in the AMEDD s overall information system architecture was identified as the most critical issue that the team must address within the next 12-18 months. In addition, the paper suggests the use of a showcase clinic as a proof of concept in order to more effectively develop, test and market the application.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Computer Programming and Software