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U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research, Joint Trauma System

Our Work

Knowesis provides subject matter expert (SME) support to the USAISR and the JTS to perform data analyst and liaison support services to include data abstraction, presentation, and management, as well as knowledge management practices to assist in the overall performance improvement of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) community. We support USAISR’s operational cycle of performance improvement, evidence-based best practices, concurrent reporting, and special projects that sustain a responsible practice of battlefield medicine. 


Our Results 

Knowesis contributed to the development of a DoD-wide casualty after action review (AAR) format as well as a process that allows for multiple means of submitting AARs to the JTS for system-wide information sharing. These improvements also led to the development of a streamlined user interface. The Knowesis team recommended that the relevant data be included within the AAR and in the Department of Defense Trauma Registry. Knowesis also assisted JTS leadership with identifying data elements that support TCCC initiatives throughout the DoD to improve awareness and outreach across the Department. Knowesis has a proven record in the aggregation, analysis, and evaluation of incoming data, casualty after-action reviews, and liaison efforts, and formulating this information into cohesive and focused performance improvement projects.

U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research, Joint Trauma System

  • The mission of the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR) is to provide combat casualty care medical solutions and products for wounded warriors, from self-aid through definitive care across the full spectrum of military operations. The USAISR Joint Trauma System (JTS) is a single trauma registry used to improve trauma care delivery and patient outcomes through its “continuum of care,” the integrated system of care that guides and tracks patients over time and facilitates seamless movement from the point of injury to discharge from definitive care.

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