tiag Launches mFRAT for Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Mobile Health Application for Radiological and Nuclear First-Responders Amplifies tiag’s Reputation for Innovation
RESTON, Va., Oct. 14, 2015 – The recent launch of a publicly available mobile health application expands the expertise portfolio of technology services provider tiag® — while amplifying the firm’s reputation for innovative work. Now available via GooglePlay, the mobile FRAT app (First-responders Radiological Assessment Triage, also known as “mFRAT”) enables radiological and nuclear emergency response professionals to triage suspected casualties according to recognized assessment and treatment principles via mobile technology.
In collaboration with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), tiag implemented its user-centered design, mobile application development, usability testing and project management to deliver this mobile health application, which credits tiag’s creative contribution within the product.
In tiag’s distinct, user-centered design process, medical experts first defined the mobile application framework to incorporate evidence-based medical data, assessment and treatment principles. During and after production, tiag’s development specialists tested and validated the product to ensure effectiveness and ease of use. Entering minimal text to return dose-specific and diagnostic output, responders can now rapidly differentiate between the concerned public and exposed individuals for appropriate use of medical resources.
“At tiag, we are frequently asked to create new technologies for customers, and this emerged as an exceptional product in our marketplace,” says Neil Lampton, tiag’s general manager. “We are grateful for the opportunity to support this effort, which resulted from our work with USUHS during the past several years. Over time, tiag has proven a trusted partner in delivering all forms or IM/IT support for USUHS, and this project added another element to our support.”
mFRAT launched in September for Android with a swift follow-up for iOS release. In addition to delivering this mobile application on time and within budget, the tiag team created a mobile version of a reference book for symptom interpretation, with built-in safeguards that prevent the entry of invalid readings.
About tiag Established in 1999 in Reston, Va., tiag® (The Informatics Applications Group., Inc.) is an innovative management consulting and technology services firm esteemed for progressive technology solutions that transform business and advance critical missions. tiag takes pride in its people, achievements, processes and successes in leading program initiatives to support the security and health of those who serve military and civilian sectors of U.S. government. tiag’s complementary services portfolio delivers focused expertise and support ranging from complex, enterprise-wide solutions to stand-alone custom projects. Please visit tiag.net to learn more.
About USUHS Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences advances the mission to educate, train and prepare uniformed services health professionals, officers and leaders to support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Armed Forces.
About AFRRI Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute helps preserve the health and performance of U.S. military personnel, and protects humankind through research that advances understanding of the effects of ionizing radiation.
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