New System Tracks Pilots' Medical History

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The FAA is modernizing its flight medical process, but we'll let you decide if that's a good thing. Integic Corp. has been given a $12 million contract to continue the work it did to computerize the application system. The previous contract created an "automated and secure system for electronically submitting, managing and processing medical certification applications," according to Government Computer News. Presumably, one of the goals was speeding up the process. The next phase of the project is to put all the information gleaned from those applications to use. Under the new contract, Integic will enhance the system "to monitor and manage the healthcare histories of a broader population of pilots and to conduct real-time data mining for unique healthcare concerns among pilots."