The military medical community
within NATO and
its multinational challenges
Col Wynand Korterink (NLD-A) COMEDS Liaison Of...
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
What is NATO
What is COMEDS
What are the challenges
The global village
Unclassified
UNCLASSIFIED
What is NATO
NATO EAPC/UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Civil
Emergency
Planning
Military Committee
Research and
Technology
Agenc...
Medical
Standardization
Medical
Standardization
Expert
Panels
COMEDS Organization 01-01- 2010
BIOMEDAC
MedN
DS
FWSVS
MMHMe...
NATO EAPC/UNCLASSIFIED
http://nsa.nato.inthttp://nsa.nato.int
NATO EAPC/UNCLASSIFIED
12
NATO Operations Overview
NATO Support to the
African Union
ISAF
Support to
EU
Op Althea
KFOR
Balkans
Defense
Reform
Ope...
13
Chinese ship Peace of Arc (?)Chinese hospital ship Peace Arc
UNCLASSIFIED
CHALLENGES -1
• Compatibility of equipment
• Interoperability of medical support structures
(material as well...
Info Exchange Issues
• Security
– Current NATO standards
– Network Enabled Capabilities will influence future
requirements...
UNCLASSIFIED
CHALLENGES -2
• Increasing effectiveness: integration of medical assets
• Optimisation of the use of medical ...
UNCLASSIFIED
CHALLENGES -3
• Recruitment and retention of medical personnel
Medical Multinationality and
Interaction with Ios and NGOs
•
UNCLASSIFIED
Col Wynand Korterink COMEDS Liaison Officer
NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium
+32-2-707 9862 korterink.wynand@hq.nato.int
Committ...
The Military Medical Community Within NATO and its Multinational Challenges- Korterink
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The Military Medical Community Within NATO and its Multinational Challenges- Korterink

  1. 1. The military medical community within NATO and its multinational challenges Col Wynand Korterink (NLD-A) COMEDS Liaison Officer NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium +32-2-707 9862 korterink.wynand@hq.nato.int Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO
  2. 2. UNCLASSIFIED
  3. 3. UNCLASSIFIED What is NATO What is COMEDS What are the challenges
  4. 4. The global village
  5. 5. Unclassified
  6. 6. UNCLASSIFIED
  7. 7. What is NATO NATO EAPC/UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Civil Emergency Planning Military Committee Research and Technology Agency ACT COMEDS IMSACO HFM NAC Reserve officersCIOMR Public health NATO Standardisation Agency med medmed
  8. 8. Medical Standardization Medical Standardization Expert Panels COMEDS Organization 01-01- 2010 BIOMEDAC MedN DS FWSVS MMHMedCISEM MT MMMP SGPME Medical CBRN Medical CBRN Structures Operations Procedures Structures Operations Procedures Mil. Health Care Mil. Health Care COMEDS MILITARY COMMITTEE Working Groups Military Medical Steering Group Force Health Protection Force Health Protection MedInt
  9. 9. NATO EAPC/UNCLASSIFIED http://nsa.nato.inthttp://nsa.nato.int
  10. 10. NATO EAPC/UNCLASSIFIED
  11. 11. 12 NATO Operations Overview NATO Support to the African Union ISAF Support to EU Op Althea KFOR Balkans Defense Reform Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOR Air Policing NATO Training Mission - Iraq Operation OCEAN SHIELD Operational overview
  12. 12. 13 Chinese ship Peace of Arc (?)Chinese hospital ship Peace Arc
  13. 13. UNCLASSIFIED CHALLENGES -1 • Compatibility of equipment • Interoperability of medical support structures (material as well as medical personnel) • Acceptability of procedures and quality and standards of medical care available, • Credentialing and certification • Doctrine • Communication (language, culture) • Information exchange • Medical Intelligence
  14. 14. Info Exchange Issues • Security – Current NATO standards – Network Enabled Capabilities will influence future requirements • Confidentiality of patient info – Differing national standards • De-identification of data – Track med info using minimal personal info – Reporting by one nation, retrieving by another UNCLASSIFIED
  15. 15. UNCLASSIFIED CHALLENGES -2 • Increasing effectiveness: integration of medical assets • Optimisation of the use of medical resources through coordination, combined purchasing • Mitigation of Medical Shortfalls • Shift from whole national treatment facilities to combined capabilities in a Multinational treatment facility, and capabilities based modular approach
  16. 16. UNCLASSIFIED CHALLENGES -3 • Recruitment and retention of medical personnel
  17. 17. Medical Multinationality and Interaction with Ios and NGOs • UNCLASSIFIED
  18. 18. Col Wynand Korterink COMEDS Liaison Officer NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium +32-2-707 9862 korterink.wynand@hq.nato.int Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO

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