Popular AFRL Invention Supports Joint Military Needs With Mobile Medical Documentation

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Source: AFRL, https://www.afrl.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3510198/popular-afrl-invention-supports-joint-military-needs-with-mobile-medical-docume/

September 17, 2023 | Originally published by AFRL on August 30, 2023

A mobile medical documentation tool developed by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, researchers has been selected as the joint integrated electronic health record for point-of-injury and en route care by the Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems, or JOMIS. Following this announcement at the July 2022 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium in Orlando, Florida, demand for demonstrations of the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK, increased tenfold among military agencies.

“We’ve witnessed a big uptick in BATDOK’s inclusion and adoption into various joint exercises,” said Dr. Gregory Burnett, Lead Engineer for the Product Development Branch, AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing. “Each of the services is layering BATDOK into their pipelines and overarching planning strategy for modernizing operational medicine.”

Prior to BATDOK’s selection, the 711 HPW team led roughly two operational exercises per year. After the announcement, they began averaging two exercises per month. “As of 2023, BATDOK, a smartphone application that replaces pen and paper records, has been provided for evaluation and testing to all the Department of Defense services,” Burnett said. BATDOK has also been tested by allied forces in the United Kingdom, Morocco, and Australia.

“BATDOK’s selection by JOMIS, a program management office within Defense Healthcare Management Systems, is a testament to the team’s capability development work and testing with end users,” Burnett said. JOMIS collects operational medicine requirements from the various services and provides medical information technology for military operations.

“AFRL developed a robust operational medicine tool that has been widely acknowledged by medical commanders as the future of information technology in combat point-of-injury medicine,” said Sandra McIntyre, JOMIS Program Manager. “JOMIS is proud to make BATDOK a primary product in our operational medicine care delivery platform.”

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