Air Force Surgeon General

AF-SGR 50PGoal:  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:

 Telemedicine  Self-management Education
 Diabetes  EMR / Patient Portal
 Medical Research  Chronic Care Model
 Forensic Dental Identification  Chronic Care Model
 Telepathology  Outreach Clinics Inpatient Initiatives
 Teleradiology  Autism
 Retinopathy screening  LED Wound Healing
 Teleaudiology  Pseudofolliculitis Barbae
 Digitized Health Records  Gene Therapy
 Primary Prevention  Crush Injury

In addition to project management and oversight of these projects, MELE consultative efforts cover a broad range of medical research areas from disease surveillance to personalized medicine. Our team has specialized knowledge in healthcare management, project management, cost analysis, budget analysis and IT.  Examples include:

  • Disease Surveillance
  • Military Trauma Training
  • Health Outcome Surveillance
  • Deployable Environmental & Biological Surveillance
  • Directed Energy Threat Surveillance
  • Telemedicine
  • 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.

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