Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Mobile-Ready Guide Available

A new interactive guide to aid deployed medics, nurses, and commanders in recording medical information is now available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and android devices, according to the Army’s Combined Arms Center for Training. The initial Guide was only available in a PDF format on computers via Army Knowledge Online.

The new guide enables the mobile medical force to use the ATN2GO app on their mobile device to access best practices, guidelines, and procedures for using MC4 in the field. Users can create direct links to procedures specific to their specialties and link to updated checklists, presentations, and step-by-step procedures.

Deployable medical staff use MC4 to document and track patient care, digitally manage medical supplies, and conduct health surveillance in the combat zone. The new guide ensures a continuous, systematic approach to supporting the creation and transmission of EMRs and automated maintenance of class VIII medical supplies.

“Mobile devices are driving the Army’s training delivery model,” said Lt. Col. William Geesey MC4 product manager. “By empowering deployable medical forces with the ability to get answers to questions on the fly, we are in effect improving their ability to make informed decision on the healthcare delivered to soldiers in theater.”

In addition to offering mobile access, the 2.0 MC4 guide focuses more on specific guidance and need-to-know information and as a result, has reduced the volume by 60 percent and is making data retrieval fast and easy.

For more information on STN2Go, visit