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The Army Medical Department is planning now to ensure that the Army will have the required medical capabilities in 2025. As part of this planning, it conducted Medical Technology Workshop 1999 to investigate technologies for future medical concepts and capabilities. Besides gleaning insights from both the functional and technology perspectives into such areas medical informatics, combat service support, and biological and chemical defense, RAND analysts in this report also identify areas warranting further investigation. The authors also discuss methods of improving future workshops.

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