CASE STUDY: BETTER DECISION MAKING: FIELD TESTING, EVALUATION AND VALIDATION OF A WEB-BASED MEDWATCH DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM (MWDSS) [10]

An example of better decision making through the adoption of SOE principles, smart data and the application of distributed computing principles can be seen in the case titled, “Field Testing, Evaluation and Validation of a Web-Based MedWatch Decision Support System (MWDSS): An Empirical Study of the Application of Mobile Tracking of Epidemiological Disease Trends and Patient Movements in a Military Scenario” [9]. This case shows through the following evidence, how the use of smart data can improve enterprise decision making: The MedWatch decision support system (MWDSS) is a promising mobile medical informatics technology approaching maturity.

As such, the MWDSS has potential to be an intricate component of the DOD SOA and an important module within the SOE. MWDSS was originally commissioned as a Web-based mechanism tool for medical planners to facilitate resource management by medical facilities and to track disease trends and patient movement. It is a system module that can interact with other modules in an open and transparent manner. Given the present military activities and climate, automated medical surveillance capabilities are valuable mechanism tools for medical support of the armed forces. MWDSS promises to enhance the output of medical support accomplishments for the military. The development of MWDSS is consistent with DOD directives, ...

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