Accession Number : ADA112347

Title :   Medical Development and Investigation Implications Study (MEDIIS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 80-Mar 82,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Breunle,Phillip C

PDF Url : ADA112347

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The intent of the Medical Development and Investigation Implications Study (MEDIIS) was to identify and develop a formalized, comprehensive, and integrated methodology for identifying, evaluating, translating, and utilizing civilian and military state-of-the-art information on new technological developments which impact on doctrinal development and the operational processes associated with the combat/peacetime missions of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD). Based on interagency coordination and the direct involvement of over 35 Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) consultants, a realistic scenario was derived which established agency/staff responsibilities for the implementation of an AMEDD-wide Technology Evaluation and Transfer Program (TETP). This scenario was predicated upon a computer conferencing network similar to TRADOCs Task Force Delta, with the initial phases of development to be targeted on medical materiel with gradual time-phasing into the clinical areas. Also, it was recommended that a system should be established and monitored by key OTSG consultants that would provide for the ongoing compilation and periodic evaluation of potential applications of new developments, and the transfer input of information into the appropriate doctrinal planning bases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Medical research, *Military medicine, *Technology transfer, Army, Army planning, State of the Art, Methodology, Missions, Military doctrine

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE