Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with the U.S Navy to facilitate a pilot program that aims to increase service members’ access to medical services.
APL said Thursday it will integrate systems, assess tools and analyzes data in an effort to update healthcare delivery models for active-duty servicemen in Pensacola, Fla., through the Connected Corpsmen in the Community initiative.
Under the program, corpsmen use telemedicine systems to virtually examine patients and treat minor ailments such as sprains, joint paint, insect bites and upper respiratory infections.
The laboratory developed and tested CCC approach with the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Medicine East, Navy Medicine West, the Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command and Naval Hospital Pensacola.
APL also conducted a population analysis that helped the service branch determine the prevalence of medical conditions across its forces and identify routine care needs.