Accession Number : ADA326784

Title :   Telemedicine Technology: Will It Enhance Combat Casualty Care on the 21st Century Battlefield?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Kasperik, Donald J.

PDF Url : ADA326784

Report Date : 15 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : To meet the challenges of the future with less resources, the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) is pursuing a re-engineering initiatives which takes advantage of newly emerging informational technologies. The AMEDD expects to leverage these technologies in the form of telemedicine to improve combat casualty care on the 21st century battlefield. This paper briefly reviews the changes occurring in the AMEDD, explores whether its telemedicine concepts and initiatives will enhance future combat casualty care and examines the potential implications of introducing new technologies to the combat heath support system.

Descriptors :   *TELEVISION SYSTEMS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, WARFARE, BATTLEFIELDS, MEDICINE, ENGINEERING, CASUALTIES, ARMY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE