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mHIC News

April 2019

Air Force Lt. Col. Peter Carra (left), 379th Expeditionary Medical Group optometry officer in charge, performs an eye exam for a U.S. Soldier March 9 at Camp As Sayliyah (CAS), Qatar. Carra and Tech. Sgt. Marquita Moore, 379th EMDG optometry NCO in charge, travel to CAS once a week to provide eye care for Soldiers who, in turn, fabricate glasses prescribed for Airmen at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and servicemembers at other deployed locations throughout U.S. Central Command.
8 April, 2019 Military to bring eye care to front lines with mobile app

Eye injuries in a deployed setting can be a significant setback for any Airman, but new telemedicine capabilities are helping to keep them in the fight.

With funding from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Air Force and Army medical researchers are developing a HIPAA-compliant smart phone application to connect providers downrange with on-call ophthalmologists either in-theater or at a clinic.

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November 2018

Mobile device with mCare app and diabetes monitor
8 November, 2018 TATRC Hosts Virtual Medical Centers to Discuss Remote Health Monitoring for Diabetic Patients

In early August, TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) in Fort Gordon, GA, hosted representatives from both of the Virtual Medical Centers (VMEDCEN)s located at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, to discuss leveraging mHIC’s Mobile Health Care Environment (MHCE) system and its secure mobile app, mCare, as an interim solution for remote health monitoring (RHM) of diabetic patients.

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8 November, 2018 Summer Launch of the Peri-Operative Surgical Patient Education AAMTI Initiative

This summer the lab team at TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) launched phase one of the “Development of a Mobile Web-Based Application for Pre and Post-Operative Patient Education of the Military Surgery Patient” pilot project.

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Mobile device with mCare app and diabetes monitor
8 November, 2018 TATRC Kicks Off MHCE Project with Army National Guard

On 9 August, TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) held its first official kick-off meeting with the Army National Guard (ARNG) for a partnership pilot project to connect National Guard Bureau members with their assigned units to assess their readiness levels.

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TATRC Welcomes New IT Support Specialist to the mHIC Team
8 November, 2018 TATRC Welcomes New IT Support Specialist to the mHIC Team

Mr. Michael “Mike” D. White joined the TATRC team in this summer as an Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist. He is working out of the Fort Gordon branch office of TATRC, supporting the Mobile Health Innovation Center’s (mHIC) intramural lab activities.

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October 2018

Wearables for a remote patient monitoring illustration
2 October, 2018 US Army to Use Fitbits in RPM Pilot Program at 2 Military Hospitals

The US Army will be using more than 500 Fitbit activity trackers in a remote patient monitoring program at two military hospitals.

The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is budgeting almost $81,000 to purchase the mHealth wearables through a sole-source contract. Some 540 Fitbit Charge 2 activity trackers will be used in an RPM pilot program at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and Walter Reed National Medical Center in Washington DC.

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June 2018

Photo of Dutch Medical Officers and the TATRC Team
29 June, 2018 New mHIC Partnership with Army Flagship Hospital Announced

TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) received funding for an exciting Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) project supporting the Army’s premiere OCONUS Flagship, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC). This month, mHIC received word that the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) had approved the request to fund a joint partnership research study between TATRC and LRMC.

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Photo of Dutch Medical Officers and the TATRC Team
29 June, 2018 TATRC Goes Dutch — Medical Officers get VIP Tour and Demo

On 6 June, TATRC had the distinct honor of hosting three Dutch Military Medical Officers, representing the Netherlands Surgeon General’s office. COL Albert Riedstra, Lt. COL Eric Onnouw, and Lt. COL Marc de Bruijn were on site to visit USAMRMC, and came to TATRC specifically to learn about Virtual Medicine, Operational Medicine, Robotic & Autonomous Systems, and Medical Modeling & Simulation.

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Photo of COL Dan Kral (left) and Mr. Rick Wise (right)
29 June, 2018 TATRC Loses a Wise Guy

On 31 July 2018, TATRC will be losing a longstanding, vital member of the government team at our Fort Gordon office. Richard “Rick” W. Wise will be retiring with 13 years of civil service, from June 2005 to July 2018.

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mCare on a mobile phone
29 June, 2018 TATRC Helps New Partner Go Mobile

TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) is currently in active discussions with the Army National Guard (ARNG) to utilize TATRC’s mCare platform to meet several of their own emerging mobile medical needs. ARNG and TATRC have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that is in the final stages of legal review to begin the historic partnership. Once approved, the MOA will allow for the transfer of resources between the two organizations to make the mutual software development collaboration a reality.

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April 2018

Military Medicine is the official international journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
13 April, 2018 mHIC Peer Review Article Published in Military Medicine

On 28 December 2017, TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) had a peer review article entitled, “Does Mobile Care (‘mCare’) Improve Quality of Life and Treatment Satisfaction Among Service Members Rehabilitating in the Community? Results from a 36-Wk Randomized Controlled Trial” published online by Military Medicine. The article appears in the current version of the journal.

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Ms. Jeanette Little, TATRC’s mHIC Lab Manager, recognized by Marquis Who’s Who.
13 April, 2018 TATRC mHIC Lab Leader Receives Distinguished Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award

In January 2018, Marquis Who’s Who Publication announced that Ms. Jeanette R. Little, Lab Manager for TATRC’s Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC), was one of the recipients of their most recent round of Humanitarian Awards and will be included in the 2018 Edition of the Marquis Who’s Who biographical volume.

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Brooke Army Medical Center (Photo Credit: EMIC Med Photo)
13 April, 2018 TATRC Visits BAMC’s Virtual MEDCEN

On Tuesday, 30 January, a multidisciplinary team from TATRC visited the newly established Brooke Army Medical Center’s (BAMC) Virtual MEDCEN (VMEDCEN) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in support of the Office of the Surgeon General’s (OTSG) G3/5/7 Virtual Health Office.

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