Guam Sub Tender USS Frank Cable Upgrades Medical Department

Staff Writer | Pacific News Center (PNC) | March 17, 2014

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) upgraded its medical department's patient care medical records system from a local-only paper medical record system to the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) system, March 11.

TMIP allows Frank Cable's medical department to communicate their crew member's medical encounters to the DOD's electronic medical record system called AHLTA, the current electronic medical record storage system that communicates with all military treatment facilities worldwide and is an information source for the Veteran Administration's medical system.

This is a first in that Guam operational platforms can now share medical encounters with Naval Hospital Guam and all other military medical facilities, thus providing better care for all military members.