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Technology Assessment and Requirements Analysis (TARA) / MEDCASE
  • What is TARA?
    • Management tool providing unbiased review of the clinical requirements and operations for Army medical treatment facilities
  • How do we conduct a TARA?
    • Assessment of Clinical Operations
      • Conducted by clinical consultants
      • Functional review of staffing
      • Functional review of departmental operations
      • Quality/risk management review
      • Assessment of turnaround time for transcription, fetch time for file retrieval, and film repeat rate
    • Assessment of Requirements
      • What are the workload requirements?
        • Commercial utilization factors tempered by military unique factors are applied
        • Yardstick developed to begin assessment
      • Assessment of workload
        • Types of procedures
        • Standards of care
        • Catchment area demographics
    • Assessment of Operations
      • Operations in relation to equipment utilization
        • Procedural mix,staffing and work schedule evaluation
        • Patient throughput
        • Risk management
      • Acceptability and appropriate utilization of existing equipment
    • Assessment of Equipment
      • Technology life-cycle curve- is equipment abandoned or obsolete technology
      • Does equipment meet standards for acceptability?
      • Is equipment properly utilized?
      • Is equipment properly maintained?
  • What is MEDCASE?
    • The MEDCASE program is a centralized funding program providing the capital investment equipment required to support Army health care activities at fixed Army medical treatment facilities (MTFs) throughout the world.
      Who is MEDCASE?
    • MEDCOM
      • Program Manager and the proponent for the associated policy
    • USAMMA
      • Administers and executes the program for MEDCOM
    • Consultants
      • Review and approve or disapprove for propriety, MEDCASE requests
    • TARA
      • Team from USAMMA who performs site visits and creates and approves requirements
    • RMC/MSCs
      • Manages the development and execution of requirements within their commands
    • MTF MEDCASE Program Participants
      • Develop equipment requirements consistent with mission needs
    • STCPC (Strategic Technology and Clinical Policies Council)
      • Oversees the MEDCASE program
    • DIRS (Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy Subcommittee)
      • Advises the STCPC on issues concerning diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy equipment
    • Technology Subcomittee (TS)
  • Acronyms
  • Generic TARA Report
  • Technology Assessment & Requirements Analysis (TARA) Program
  • TARA Schedule