U.S. Army Lt. Col. William Geesey has been named to head the Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care office of product management, the Defense Department announced. Geesey, who has a background in medical supplies logistics, took over command of the office, known as MC4, at Fort Detrick, Md., late last month. MC4 takes software products developed for the military, such as the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application, or AHLTA, the militarys outpatient electronic health-record system, and integrates them into hardware systems for advanced deployment in the field, according to a Defense Department statement.
MC4 will leverage new and ongoing relationships with the Army Medical Department Center and School, DHIMS (Defense Health Information Management System) and the medical logistics community to ensure continued growth beyond just the digital medical record, Geesey, 42, said in a release. We must also champion the institutionalization of MC4 by advocating for improved training resources and inculcating a train as we fight employment of the system.