Accession Number:

ADA463938

Title:

MSAT Lead Investigator Support

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Sep 2005-31 Aug 2006

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Medical Situational Awareness in the Theater MSAT will evaluate existing technologies that can provide enhanced operational medical situational awareness to Combatant Commanders. Presently, Combatant Commanders lack timely, complete, actionable health information for operational decision-making, thereby putting troops at unnecessary risk to illness or injury and jeopardizing force strength and morale. Current stovepipe information systems do not provide timely trend analysis, access to clinical care, or immediate warning alerts that identify risks. Rather, these disparate systems require intensive human manipulation, which causes systems to be poorly used. The approach will be to develop and enact proper integration and configuration to fuse current and emerging technologies and apply artificial intelligence and computerized decision support systems to transform collected, scattered data into timely, actionable information and knowledge. The timely analysis of the disparate data in existing service medical, environmental and personnel databases and the reporting of results will allow protective measures to be implemented and factored into the medical and operational status of deployed Joint Forces. The ACTD will evaluate and exploit applicable commercial products, technologies including fusion applications artificial intelligence capabilities web-enabling technologies sensor and point-of-use data capture technologies and technologies for the capture and analysis of physiological changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Operations Research
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE