Integration of heterogeneous medical supplies and computerized medical maintenance management (CMMS) databases and decision support systems.

This paper discusses an ongoing medical informatics and business process reengineering research project. The Joint Medical Asset Repository (JMAR) is a relational database system created to integrate very diverse medical supply and medical maintenance management information from the US military services existing hetrogeneous database systems. JMAR was originally envisioned to correct medical supply and drug distribution problems that occurred during Operation Desert Storm, and it received additional strong impetus and urgency from the September 1 lth terrorist attacks (TechMaui, 2002). JMAR also is a critical component of the Joint Vision 2010 and 2020 concepts, plans to provide seamless clinical and medical supply information from the front lines to the home-based forces and their families (Stratton and Dick, 2002). The Joint Vision 2020 plan is an aggressive and all encompassing one, and it seems well be ahead of civilian efforts found in the literature to date.

Main Author: Sloane, Elliot B.
Other Authors: Rosow, Eric., Adam, Joseph.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2003
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