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Soldier Health Initiative - MEDBASE Application

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Combat Health Support CHS information management forward of the division rear boundary has not significantly changed since World War II. Automated medical information systems have not been developed for incorporation into the current Standard Army Management Information Systems STAMIS. Paper reports, chart boards, voice requests, and pencil work are the primary tools used by all forward CHS personnel. These manual processes are inadequate to support the medical information and CHS needs of the Force XXI and Army 2010 and beyond commander. This inadequate support is exacerbated as the battle space continues to expand and nonlinear operations become the norm. Digital tools are necessary to maintain a responsive CHS system and the low died of wounds DOW rates seen over the last several years. MEDBASE is the Armys interim force enterprise solution for capturing medical readiness data, including pre- and post-deployment information and in-theatre medical tracking, and for providing medical situational awareness to commanders. The mission is to provide users the tools they need to efficiently perform daily business across multiple echelons of care and to report to commanders relevant medical intelligence. It automates and consolidates the entire medical readiness process prepost deployment, immunization, disability, medical boards, equipment, exposure, etc. and provides a mechanism for tracking the health of a soldier both in garrison and in a field environment. The result is a streamlined approach to soldier medical readiness and the unprecedented collection of clinical data for decision making for commanders at all levels. MEDBASE provides a critical functionality that complements the objective system CHCS II and CHCS III under development in the TMIP architecture and serves as a bridge system to those areas currently not served by existing corporate systems, primarily those units at division level and below.

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

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