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U.S. Military Using Business Intelligence To Track Wounded Soldiers

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The U.S. Department of Defense is using business intelligence tools to help track and monitor injured and sick military personnel as they're transported for medical care globally.

The U.S. Transportation Command, which operates under the Defense Department, is responsible for deployment and distribution of military assets and equipment globally. But over the last several years, U.S. Transcom, as it's called, has been rolling out Information Builders' WebFocus business intelligence tools to improve planning of medical care for and monitoring of injured or sick military personnel while they're in transit.

The Trac2es system -- which is short for Transcom Regulating and Command and Control Evacuation System -- includes decision support, reporting, and analysis tools used for tracking and coordinating movement of patients for medical care, said Lt. Col. Keith Lostroh, functional program manager of Trac2es.

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