Medical Logicistics Planning
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MMKD User Interface
The Medical Materiel Knowledge Discoverer (MMKD)
is a knowledge discovery system for the Department of Defense (DoD) Medical Logistics
community that goes beyond simple data mining. The changing nature of military conflicts in
the world favor an emphasis on the rapid deployment of troops
in an ever widening variety of scenarios and locales. These
developments raise significant logistical challenges and risks
for, among other military branches, the DOD medical community.
The main goal of the MMKD initiative was to design,
develop, and validate a Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF)
for the DOD Medical Logistics community. MMKD is a configurable,
dashboard driven system for knowledge discovery that allows
for easy drill-down navigation through data, knowledge capture,
the identification of out of balance conditions, and the application
of decision optimization techniques. MMKD's ease of use allows users who are not data mining experts to perform cutting edge knowledge discovery.
The system allows
the DoD medical community to rapidly deploy knowledge discovery
and apply the results to supply chain logistics and in the detection of mission critical evernts. Together
these capabilities help the DoD more effectively provide
medical support to troops in a more cost effective manner
regardless of the fighting scenario or theater.