Accession Number : ADA313749

Title :   Aviation Epidemiology Data Register.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 92-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : PRIME TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Saini, Surinder K.

PDF Url : ADA313749

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The two fundamental objectives of this contract were Data entry of all Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME) and analytical support and research data retrieval for clinical assessment purposes. Each FDME was entered into the backlog file and a print out of all prior medical history was generated. All medical history was given a lCD9CM code After all medical history has been coded and an AEDR file established other medical information is transcribed into the AEDR from the FDME. There are approximately 172 fields in the AEDR for administrative and medical testing results. Utilizing the 40-501, various APLs, and the Flight Surgeons guide, each FDME is then pre-reviewed, or screened for medical conditions which are out of standards and any medical conditions which may require special action by the Aeromedical Activity Screeners A recommendation is then written on the accompanying computer generated cover sheet The entire packet is then forwarded to the Aeromedical Activity flight surgeon for Review and Disposition. As an ongoing process, contract personnel sought ways to promote the quick turnaround of FDMEs without losing quality assurance. Also searched for was a quick and accurate way to track an FDME and eliminate repetitive time use for the flight surgeon in the field, while at the same time making available to him information concerning the air crewmember he would be examining. Each year aviators and aviation related personnel are required to take a Flight Duty Medical Examination. One requirement of the annual FDME was to complete a Standard Form 93 medical history form. Due to the tremendous number of FDMES processed annually through the Aeromedical Activity, it became necessary to develop a process by which a EDME could be located quickly.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *DATA PROCESSING, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *MEDICAL EXAMINATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, INPUT, REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, JOBS, CONTRACTS, MANAGEMENT, COMPUTERS, PILOTS, CLINICAL MEDICINE, ACCURACY, CODING, MEDICINE, HISTORY, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, QUALITY ASSURANCE, MEDICAL SERVICES, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, FLIGHT SURGEONS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE