Accession Number:

ADA433644

Title:

Technology Opportunities: Implementation of Deployment Health Policy in Operational Theaters

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND MATERIEL COMMAND FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

It is U.S. policy that medical and personnel information systems be designed, integrated, and utilized with military medical surveillance to protect the physical and mental health of Service members throughout their military service. Within the last several years, new applications of information technology have vastly expanded the militarys capabilities for surveillance, and these technologies are now starting to move out of hospitals and other fixed facilities into forward-deployed settings. Surveillance technology must evolve toward an integrated system of systems that can comprehensively address future needs to identify acute and chronic exposures of military personnel to health threats over the course of their entire military career. Many of the necessary component technologies are now available or will soon be available. Some of these applications have already been integrated, while others are simply prototypes or early concepts. This paper discusses the capabilities of current surveillance programs and the technology applications that are included within them Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System GEIS Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics ESSENCE Defense Medical Surveillance System DMSS Department of Defense Serum Repository DoDSR Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System DOEHRS Deployment Environmental Surveillance System and Emerging Geographic Information System GIS-Based Applications. New technologies are emerging that will push surveillance capabilities even farther forward. This will be made possible by the miniaturization of computing capabilities and new sensor technologies, as well as by the ability to connect these systems to the larger surveillance system of systems. Examples are the Battlefield Medical Information System-Tactical BMIS-T Individual Status Monitoring and the Joint Medical Workstation JMeWS.7

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE