Accession Number : ADA299973

Title :   Evaluation of the Documentation Capabilities of the Navy's Field Medical Data Collection Prototype Device (MEDTAG).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 93-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Wilcox, Walter W. ; Emens, Kristee E. ; Fitzgerald, Richard B.

PDF Url : ADA299973

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The menu items in the MEDTAG, an automated medical data documentation system, were assessed to verify their comprehensiveness in the variety of injuries, illnesses, treatments, and other related information that can be encountered and documented in the battlefield. The menu items were compared to items from 13 sources of battlefield and trauma information. The source items were categorized by how well the MEDTAG could document them and were then reviewed and verified by staff members of the Field Medical Service School. The findings show that 93% of the source items could be documented by the MEDTAG, which suggests that the menu items are quite comprehensive. Most of the items that could not be documented fall into the category of "Patient Conditions." A new MEDTAG prototype is under development that will have increased memory expansion, which will allow for many menu item additions, especially in the "Patient Conditions" area.

Descriptors :   *MEMORY DEVICES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *TRAUMA, *MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, SOURCES, SCHOOLS, BATTLEFIELDS, EXPANSION, PATIENTS, COLLECTION, MENU.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE