Military Health

Computer translations help doctors overcome Afghan language barrier

ARL used statistical machine translation to collect more than 6,000 medical phrases in English and Dari, which eases the burden of relying on a limited number of human translators.

This is your brain on a computer

ARL is working on a brain-computer interface that could one day put systems under thought control.

Body sensors could improve future soldiers’ performance

A panel of researchers working with the Army discusses the importance of monitoring both physical and psychological stressors.

DOD’s EHR project headed in the right direction, official says

The PEO of the Healthcare Management System says standardization is critical to a workable interoperable system.

3D bioprinting: Repairing burns, other traumatic injuries with new cells

Army researchers, part of a consortium of universities, hospitals and others, work on printing healthy cells onto serious wounds.

A prosthetic for the brain could restore a soldier’s lost memory

DARPA and two university teams are working to develop brain implants that restore memory in patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

DOD moves forward with department-wide e-health records project

The project’s program office wants to know the baseline infrastructure requirements for supporting a modernized system.

GAO to DOD, VA on electronic health records: Prove it

The departments need to show that their separate EHR efforts are better than the joint initiative they abandoned last year.

Commander's dashboard to address soldier suicides

In response to an increase in soldier suicides, the Army will introduce in February a first-generation online software application called the Commander's Risk Reduction Dashboard.

Early success shows DOD what desktop virtualization can do

The Defense Department's ultimate goal is to supply clinical applications anywhere users are — in a hospital, aboard a ship or on the battlefield.

Virtualization breathes new life into DOD health records system

The Defense Department is deploying thin clients to breathe new life into a sluggish electronic health records system.

Military uses Skype, other tech to reach injured servicemembers

Injured servicemembers may be reluctant to talk about combat stress with a military psychiatrist, but they are more willing to chat about their problems through Skype or other consumer-based technologies, military and veterans officials told lawmakers.

Joint health records project yielding important lessons

The joint health data exchange pilot project between the Defense and the Veterans Affairs departments is still in its early phases, but already has taught valuable lessons about interoperability, government officials working on the project say.

DOD health information systems get more upgrades

EDS will make technical enhancements to the Defense Department health system under a one-year, $8.1 million add-on contract.

DOD names Suicide Prevention Task Force

The task force’s mission will be to address suicide trends and work on methods to update prevention and education programs.

Military health records project set to expand

A Defense Department pilot program designed for easy access to medical files could propel government and military recordkeeping into the 21st century, a CIO said.

New MHS hub provides easy access for social networking

The Military Health System has launched a social media hub that allows easy access to the system's presence on several social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.