Accession Number : ADA140519

Title :   Preliminary Design of a Combat Casualty Medical Information System.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Pugh,W M ; Borkat,F ; Bollinger,C W ; Congleton,M ; Gunderson,E K E

PDF Url : ADA140519

Report Date : 20 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Communication of medical information is critical in a combat environment where the casualty is treated at several different echelons of the evacuation chain. A system designed to provide this communication would include a microprocessor at the third echelon of care. Data would be entered into the microprocessor via a revised medical card with machine readable information, an electronically encoded data tag, and portable terminals. These data then would be used to create data sheets for the permanent inpatient record, and reports could be generated for medical regulation, supply, and personnel accounting. Also, analyses could be performed for epidemiology and medical intelligence. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Information systems, *Medical computer applications, *Military medicine, *Combat areas, Casualties, Data acquisition, Files(Records), Management planning and control, Microprocessors, Data processing terminals, Personnel management

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Weapons Effects(biological)
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE