could examine policy, technology, and organizational issues as necessary in considering a strategy for the future.

Areas of potential emphasis and extension from the interim reports include (but are not limited to):

  • Use of a systematic approach to evaluate non-battle risks associated with the activities and settings of deployments;

  • Training regarding risk assessment, risk management (including exposure minimization), and risk communication before, during, and after operations;

  • Collection and management of environmental data and person location, biological samples, and activity data to facilitate analysis of deployment exposures and to support clinical care;

  • Computerized patient records and other automated record keeping that supports patient care and military public health needs;

  • Medical surveillance spanning the service life cycle and beyond;

  • Strategies to address medically unexplained physical symptoms in deployed populations; and

  • The role of military preventive medicine in deployment health.

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