Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
Kari Ekwurzel , United States Army, Medical Command
The Social Work Service Management Information System (SWSMIS) is an automated clinical case record and case management system for the Department of the Army and the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Family Advocacy Program (FAP).Development is on going at the European Medical Command (ERMC) and will move to CONUS in August 1998. The final version of the database is scheduled for delivery in March 1999 with full deployment scheduled for the late spring/early summer of 1999. On 26 Aug, SWSMIS will be presented to the Air Force and Navy for consideration by these Services and if accepted, S WSMIS will become a Tri-Service database.SWSMIS will increase efficiency, minimize rework, and improve the quality of patient care in the Family Advocacy, Social Work Service, and Medical Social Work programs. It will reside at Social Work Service within the MTFs. Critical paths for reporting and notification exist to allow clinical providers to focus on patient care while meeting highly regulated standards for reporting and documenting that is inherent to the Family Advocacy and social work business environment.SWSMIS will also reduce variation in patient care, maximize the use of resources in service delivery, measure the effectiveness of treatment against patient outcomes, increase the defensibility of clinical and case management methods, challenge anecdotal methods for determining standards of care, and offer solid data on clinical profiles and best practice methods. It runs on provider workstations linked to an Informiv database on a clinic-wide NT 4.0 Server in a Windows 95 environment, and meets C2 security accreditation requirements.
K. Ekwurzel, "The Department of the Army Social Work Service Management Information System (Family Advocacy)," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 401.