Human Injury and Treatment (HIT)
The software tools developed for this project are being used to predict injury due to explosives in the shipboard environment, determine immediate functional impairment based on casualties' duty assignments, reassign casualties as needed to more appropriate assignments, and track injured casualties.
The Military Combat Injury Scale (MCIS) is a new, simpler severity scale with 269 codes and five severity levels that specifically characterize and distinguish the many unique injuries encountered in combat. It was developed by a panel of military and civilian subject-matter experts and leverages 35 years of injury coding and modeling experience.
Developed in conjunction with the MCIS, the Military Functional Incapacity Scale (MFIS) correlates MCIS injury with immediate tactical functional impairment.
These tools, described in a 2013 paper in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, hold promise to enhance combat casualty care and increase force readiness.