Earlier diagnoses of injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury) can prevent inappropriate return-to-duty of Warfighters who may put themselves and others at risk.
Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has been selected as a prime contractor under DARPA’s Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health (WASH) program, performing under both technical areas. Early detection of illness and injury often yields a better prognosis. For example, if left undetected, infectious diseases can spread quickly through a population, endangering Warfighters and their missions, as well as the general population. Continue reading
The same strategies used by the U.S. military can be tuned to help healthcare executives stay nimble and prepared for real threats.
Hospitals are facing attacks from every angle, whether it be their domain name system or the connected medical devices keeping their patients alive. Compounding this issue is the fact that few specific healthcare guidelines for training and readiness exist beyond compliance checklists. Even the 2017 report from the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force stated that the NIST frameworks do not offer enough guidance specific to the healthcare industry.
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General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Medical Command for professional training and operations services in support of the U.S. Army Reserve regional training sites-medical program. The single-award contract has a potential value of approximately $58.9 million for a one-year base period with four option years.
Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide customized medical training and exercises. Work on the contract will be performed at more than 15 locations throughout the country. Continue reading
Naval Air Systems Command
The Navy recently tested its Common Control System (CCS) during a Tri-Service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations.
The Navy, Army and Air Force worked with multiple industry partners, including small business, to demonstrate an unmanned helicopter and ground vehicle casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) response event at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Continue reading
Herat – Late June 2016, some of the Italian national contingent departments operating in Afghanistan have conducted a complex Aeromedical Evacuation – MEDEVAC – exercise to test procedures, coordination and reaction timing of all the various units which have to intervene in case of emergency medical transport to be performed with the use of helicopters. This intervention capacity is very important in the Afghan theatre, and must always be maintained at the highest levels of efficiency and readiness.
As part of the Academic Path of the II Level International Master ISSMM, whose contents and whose purposes are available online on the website ISSMM – University Tor Vergata (here), in addition to course lectures, the Governing Council has designed and organized various other events such as Conference, Seminars, Workshops, Study Days, taught by recognized High Professionalism and Experience Speakers and sometimes in synergy with Organizations / Research centers, public-private, civil-military institutions to pursue the objectives of Excellence of said Master. (see video)
International University Master – II level – ISSMM-Delta
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced 21 awards on its massive Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract for IT infrastructure, operations and cybersecurity services.
Flirtey is a drone delivery company from Australia specializing in last-mile delivery using unmanned vehicles, and it recently marked July 17 as a day going down in history—the first drone delivery, government-approved, in the U.S., with packages of medical supplies getting to its source, a clinic in Virginia. (see video)
Some underserved Virginia patients were among the first to be officially helped by an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), more commonly known as a drone, during research flights to a medical clinic in Wise County Friday.
CAE announced it has been awarded a contract through ADS Inc. and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) program to provide the United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) at Dobbins Air Force Base with a comprehensive Aeromedical Evacuation Training System.
The Aeromedical Evacuation Training System, which can be developed for a range of air mobility aircraft platforms, will provide AFRC with a realistic training environment that will be used to prepare aeromedical evacuation crews for pre-flight and emergency procedures as well as in-flight patient care.
CAE will provide a high-fidelity C-130 fuselage trainer that is configured for aeromedical evacuation missions. Within the C-130 fuselage trainer will be CAE Healthcare iStan human patient simulators, which feature internal robotics that mimic human cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological systems. When iStan bleeds, his blood pressure, heart rate and other clinical signs change automatically, and he responds to treatment with minimal input from an instructor. The overall Aeromedical Evacuation Training System provided by CAE will include courseware and curriculum, as well as a hand-held, wireless tablet instructor operator station to provide full control and customization of a variety of training scenarios.
“We are pleased to be working with ADS, who helped the Air Force identify the best solution for their aeromedical training requirements and provided an efficient contracting solution for the procurement of CAE’s Aeromedical Evacuation Training System,” said Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA. “The comprehensive, integrated, off-the-shelf training solution we provide will enable the U.S. Air Force to more cost-effectively train both aircrews and medical personnel for critical aeromedical evacuation missions.”
“This program is a great example of CAE’s unique training systems integrator capabilities where we can leverage our extensive air mobility simulation and training experience and combine it with world-class human patient simulators from CAE Healthcare, which demonstrates the unique synergies CAE can achieve between its defence and healthcare business units,” said Gene Colabatistto, CAE’s Group President, Defence and Security.
Source : CAE