Accession Number : ADA195385

Title :   Field Testing of the Combat Casualty Care Medical Information System (CCC/MIS),

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Wilcox, Walter W

PDF Url : ADA195385

Report Date : 10 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : To determine the Marine Corps requirements for the development of an automated combat casualty care system, Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) conducted a rigorous systems analysis of the current methods and procedures used by field medical personnel during combat. This resulted in the functional specifications for a casualty care system and a list of equipment necessary to make it operational. In order to determine the survivability and utility of the elements of the proposed system, it was determined that field testing in a rugged environment was essential. A step-wise approach over an eight-month period allowed for the sequential evaluation and ultimate upgrade of the system and its components. The field tests culminated in a field demonstration where a completely automated system was set up, demonstrated, and subjected to a typical working environment. The system successfully handled patient processing, data transfers, and report generation in a manner superior to the current hand processing methods. The use of such an automated system could relieve between four and six medical personnel from administrative burdens, thus making them available for medical duties. Keywords: Active duty; Work elements; Medical computer applications.

Descriptors :   *CASUALTIES, *MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ACTIVE DUTY, AUTOMATION, DEMONSTRATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, FIELD TESTS, MANUAL OPERATION, MARINE CORPS, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, METHODOLOGY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PATIENTS, PROCESSING, REPORTS, SEQUENCES, SPECIFICATIONS, SURVIVABILITY, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, TEST AND EVALUATION, WORK ELEMENTS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE