Goal: Support Air Force Asst. Surgeon General as chief consultant in telemedicine and deployed medical informatics including:
- Oversight of 35 Congressional medical programs valued at more than $155M
- Develop and Manage Air Force budget/planning for medical research projects
- Support TMIP-J software integration program
- Provide security management for SGR
Overview: The Air Force Surgeon General’s Modernization Directorate was created to provide oversight, direction, policy and resources to leverage technology, science and industry to transform and modernize medical capabilities and address critical long-term challenges in support of the Air Force medical and line operations.
Program Management Support: Extensive experience supporting program management of AF/SGR projects has enabled MELE program managers to develop best practices incorporating principles from DoD Directives and Standards, the Performance Institute (PI), the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Best practices are applied to: requirements development, proposal reviews, contract management, strategic planning, Return On Investment (ROI), Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA), Business Case Analysis (BCA), quality control & monitoring, business process improvement, project management plans, budget reviews, deliverable reviews, advisory & consultative services, transition plans, sustainment plans, operational testing, and medical information systems. Current AF/SGR Telemedicine projects include:
|Diabetes||EMR / Patient Portal|
|Medical Research||Chronic Care Model|
|Forensic Dental Identification||Chronic Care Model|
|Telepathology||Outreach Clinics Inpatient Initiatives|
|Retinopathy screening||LED Wound Healing|
|Digitized Health Records||Gene Therapy|
|Primary Prevention||Crush Injury|
Military Trauma Training
Health Outcome Surveillance
Deployable Environmental & Biological Surveillance
Directed Energy Threat Surveillance
Automated Identification & Data Collection
Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP): TMIP software is a set of medical information systems used on military bases to support requirements tailored and integrated to provide automated information management support in a theater environment and deployed on Service-provided computer hardware and communications infrastructure. TMIP supports the Military Health System mission and provides medical services and support to the armed forces during military operations. TMIP applications have been deployed in 28 locations in Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar in support of combat operations. Seven major applications cover Medical Command and Control, Medical Logistics, Blood Management, Outpatient Care, Limited Inpatient Care, Aeronautical Evacuation and Patient Tracking.
IT Security Program Services: MELE IT Security staff provides IT security access to the Air Force Medical community located Air Force-wide, primarily for the Air Force Surgeon General (AF/SG) staff in the National Capital Region (NCR) and temporary visitors. MELE’s IT Security Program objective is to obtain technical IT security support to implement DoD, USAF and MAJCOM policies, as well as develop local procedures for the protection of classified national defense and sensitive information and systems originated or controlled by installation activities.