The Army is getting ready to field a medical communication device that aims to improve comms between the field and receiving hospital, potentially saving the lives of patients. Called the Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast, or MEDHUB, it features smart automation technology, allowing medics to send ahead patient information on a handheld tablet, using buttons instead of typing in words and characters. According to an Army release, it increases "accuracy in completeness" by about two to three times compared with the old system using a tactical combat casualty care card. MEDHUB recently completed soldier testing at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory ahead of an end-to-end operational test, set to take place in March, in which MEDHUB will be tested from point of injury through transit to the hospital. Read more about the new device here.
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