WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –
A new medical profile system aimed at improving communication and overall readiness has been developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory in collaboration with the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency and the Defense Health Agency and is scheduled to roll out to military treatment facilities later this summer.
The Airman and Guardian Availability Management system will continue to reside in the Aeromedical Services Information Management System but will be the new way of generating a profile. ASIMS is a web-based application that provides the Air Force the capability to track medical readiness, including immunization data, through a web portal for all personnel both in fixed or deployed facilities, and for security purposes, must be accessed using a Common Access Card.
“Service members on medical profiles will get an email from AGAM reminding them to make these updates, which will minimize delays in evaluation and treatment,” Johnston explained. “Commanders will also be able to see updates or if service members are due or overdue to either follow-up with their providers or to certify a condition.”
In addition to being an enhanced communication tool between providers, service members and commanders, Johnston stated the improved profile data will allow for recognition of trends and focused interventions such as the potential for embedded care teams or changes to equipment within units.
“AGAM is designed to enhance readiness all around,” Johnston said. “We strongly believe this new design will not only be user-friendly but offer a stronger support team for ill and injured service members.”