Accession Number : ADA189448

Title :   Improving the Army's Field Medical Treatment Capability. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Horn, Will H. ; Brown, Douglas W. ; Colaianni, Albert J. ; Slyman, George L. ; Lindstrom, Kenneth W.

PDF Url : ADA189448

Report Date : APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : This report provides an assessment of the current status of the Army's Deployable Medical Systems (DEPMEDS) project. The assessment is prepared to identify critical issues that need management attention and to determine the feasibility of the current unit fielding schedule. This volume II contains the working notes were previously published that provided an initial assessment of the Deployable Medical Systems (DEPMEDS) project's status and the automated systems to support project control. Our findings, conclusions and recommendations from the working notes are summarized below. In our June 1986 assessment of the status of actions required to field the DEPMEDS-equipped hospitals, we found that: The schedule for fielding the first hospital in the third quarter of FY87 could not be met if the Army's prescribed 780-day process for materiel fielding planning was applied. Following that process, the first hospital would not be fielded until the fourth quarter of FY88 at the earliest. The Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) procurement actions for medical equipment were behind schedule for fielding the first hospital. Only three of 30 major procurement contracts had been awarded. The Army had not provided the DLA with precise equipment installation and materiel packing instructions for DEPMEDS functional assemblies. The DEPMEDS project lacked a chartered Project Manager (PM) who was assigned executive authority within the Army for the program, and dedicated solely to fielding DEPMEDS-equipped hospitals. Although our assessment was not directed toward providing recommendations, we believed that: The Department of the Army officially recognize DEPMEDS as a major project.

Descriptors :   *HOSPITALS, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, AUTOMATION, DEPLOYMENT, INSTRUCTIONS, PACKAGING, PROCUREMENT, SUPERVISORS, FIELD ARMY, FIELD EQUIPMENT, FIELD CONDITIONS.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE