MODS keeps track of soldiers' meds

Army medics in several units are using the Medical Occupational Data System to track soldiers' medical records while they embark on the next round of anthrax immunizations at Baghdad International Airport.

The database has eliminated the need to pass a soldier's paper medical records from medic to medic as he moves across the battlefield. MODS is accessible from anywhere in the world, Army officials said.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, MODS also kept track of soldiers who needed vaccinations and immunizations. MODS, whose home page is, can pull down:

  • Readiness and duty information about active, civilian, reserve and other Army personnel

  • Medical education programs

  • Scheduling of medical visit and immunizations

  • Medical logistics planning tools.

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