Medical Intelligence Analyst

SESG

The need for the development of domestic Medical Intelligence has become more evident, not only after 9/11, but in the aftermath of such natural disasters as Hurricanes Katrina and Francis when the data collected was not widespread to benefit the medical staff on site and it was discovered that, upon their arrival, there was no potable water. Oftentimes first responders do not have the needed situational awareness, therefore, are at risk because they are exposed to potentially life-threatening hazards without adequate medical or pharmaceutical intelligence and prevention.

Although there is no current national centralized organization tasked with the analysis of medical intelligence, a very small number of fusion centers now have Medical Intelligence Analysts.

Gathering medical intelligence does not require or desire the use of individual private medical records; rather SESG Team members, who are former senior military staff medical officers and senior public health officials, have developed a unique 40-hour university hospital certified training course that addresses 25 medical intelligence information sharing points.

An 8-hour awareness course is also offered and can be tailored to the needs of a hospital, public health agency, EMTís, or other type of health care facility.