3:45 – 4:45 pm

Category: Art

Over the Horizon: A Look at What’s Coming

This presentation will briefing summarize a nontraditional medical illustration career and the novel, next generation platforms that will be used by military medical personnel as a venue for delivering biocommunication content, including medical illustration and animation work. Specific novel venues and mechanisms for medical illustrators to consider will include advanced wearables, immersive virtual reality environments, augmented reality headsets and artificial intelligence. The presentation will also discuss how as a problem solver and storyteller, medical illustrators are uniquely suited to adapt and deliver their work using these new media options.

Session Takeaways:
1. Describe the role of advanced wearables in medical care delivery, education and training
2. Describe the role of immersive virtual reality environments for the medical care in the future
3. Describe the future role of augmented reality headsets for the US military’s medics in accessing medical references and training media.

Jeanette Little

Director, Digital Heatlh Innovation Center US Army Futures Command, Telemedicine and Advance Technology Research Center

Jeanette Little serves as the Division head for the Digital Health Innovation Center (DHIC) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s (USAMRDC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC).The DHIC Division at Fort Gordon, Georgia is co-located with key partners, including the U.S. Army Cyber Command, Department of Clinical Investigations, Reserve Medical Training Site and the U.S. Cyber Command, and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Additionally, Jeanette serves as the Virtual Health (VH) Task Area Capability Manager (CAM) for the Army Research Portfolio. Ms. Little received her Bachelors of Science from Hope College in 1988, and her Masters of Science degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). She has worked in telemedicine and advanced technology initiatives for over 18 years, and has been focused on digital health initiatives since 2008. As the DHIC Division head, Ms. Little oversees mobile health initiatives and research focused on emerging mobile technologies to enhance the quality of life for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. The DHIC team is comprised of clinical, technical and administrative staff members, who together form innovation center of excellence for evaluating mobile health technologies and networks by providing subject matter expertise and a unique laboratory environment for intramural and extramural research activities in support of service members, beneficiaries, patients and Role 1 (first responders) through Role 4 (definitive health care facilities) of the military healthcare system (MHS) prior to enterprise wide deployment. Ms. Little forges and fosters strong partnerships with clinicians and administrators across the AMEDD and DHA to advance the emerging field of mobile health through cutting edge research while leveraging the expertise of local and regional partners. Ms. Little has played a vital role in the technical construct of the Mobile Health Care Environment (MHCE) system and its secure mobile app, “mCare;” the research component of this system is hosted by TATRC and leveraged to design, pilot test and formally evaluate the use of mHealth for future use by the enterprise. Ms. Little has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who with a Distinguished Humanitarian Award and is a recipient of the G. Rufus Sessions Award for Excellence in Mobile Health. As part of MHCE design team, she was also awarded as a top ten team member for the U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions for 2010 by General Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command. Since 1997, Ms. Little has also served as an adjunct professor to the Medical Illustration Department Augusta University, and in 2000 was named as the alumni of the year for the School of Allied Health. She has also received scientific poster awards from the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and served on the mHealth Advisory Committee for the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which resulted in a role as a contributing author on the first advisory board publication on mHealth. Jeanette speaks regularly as a subject matter expert on mobile health and has number peer review publications and presentations at national meetings for her work in the fields of both telemedicine and mobile health. Jeanette is happily married to SGM (Ret) Bart Little; a distinguished member of the Airborne Military Police (MP) Corps, who now works with the Department of Energy as a security instructor.