Funding from the Air Force’s 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, is helping Air Force and Army researchers develop a smartphone app that complies with HIPAA regulations and can connect deployed medical providers with on-call ophthalmologists. The app is called FOXTROT, which stands for Forward Operating Base Expert Telemedicine Resource Utilizing Mobile Application for Trauma, according to a recent news release. As a telemedicine tool, it’s designed to give providers resources to conduct eye exams and assist with diagnosis and management of eye injuries. The app is being developed in collaboration with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center. The next step is testing ahead of release. Read more at AF.mil.
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