miércoles, 24 de diciembre de 2014

Wednesday Health.mil News Round-Up: MHS chief says we're going to "skate where the puck will be" in anticipating challenges; DoD Scientists Work Globally to Improve Disease Diagnostics; and Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance


Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, tells attendees of a recent Brookings Institition event that the Military Health System's goal is to "skate where the puck will be," meaning he wants his organization to anticipate the challenges of a changing world.

At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases here, scientists who develop and refine diagnostics do more than work in a laboratory. Some take their disease-identifying tools into the field and try them out on a virus’s home turf.

The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

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