This article provides an overview of how to keep MEDPROS up to date for your Soldiers. These steps include: ensuring Soldiers have completed their SRP or PDP, updating MEDPROS within 3 workdays of inprocessing, and reviewing medical source documents in SRF. In addition, these steps can improve your unit’s overall readiness. Further, these steps can be implemented for almost no cost. Read on to learn more!
Ensure medical information is updated in MEDPROS within 3 workdays after inprocessing
The Army uses the MEDPROS automated medical readiness tracking system to monitor and update IMM and IMR data. MEDPROS also provides information on current DA programs, such as Hepatitis B and anthrax vaccinations, as well as area-specific immunization profiles. Commanders will use MEDPROS to ensure all medical personnel are up-to-date on the latest DA immunizations.
Medical stations send representatives to the processing sites to check that all necessary items are present on the DA Form 7425. After checking, they will request and verify connectivity to the Internet. Representatives will then enter pre-deployment and immunization information and make sure the processing site has sufficient data-entry devices. To make sure the MEDPROS update has been performed, the clinic must contact the information management directorate manager of the medical treatment facility.
Review medical source documents in SRF
As a soldier, you should know your medical requirements. A medical readiness report (MRR) outlines how you will assess a Soldier’s readiness to deploy. You will need to review these documents with your commander in order to ensure that your Soldier meets the requirements for level 2 deployment. MEDPROS is the standard automation system used by the United States Army Reserve Command (USARC). You will review MRRs at least once a year, and your commander will request a read-only MEDPROS access code for your Soldier’s medical records.
Before deploying or redeploying, the Soldier must complete DD Form 2795 and DD Form 2766. The SRF also must include the soldier’s weapons-qualification scorecard. The SRF must be updated if the Soldier has qualified for new weapons and must be filed in the Soldier Record File. In addition, the SRF must include the Soldier’s DD Form 2766 or DD Form 2795.
Update IMM, IMR, and UMR data in MEDPROS
The Army uses MEDPROS, an automated immunization and medical readiness tracking system, to assess the IMM and UMR status of Soldiers on a regular basis. Using this system, commanders can monitor and update their Soldiers’ immunization records. MEDPROS also provides information on current DA immunization programs, including anthrax and Hepatitis B. Commanders can view area-specific immunization profiles in MEDPROS.
The default IMM, IMR, and UMR report shows soldiers who fall below their IMR targets. The report legend provides definitions for column values. A summary is also included at the bottom of the report for each IMR category. This new feature allows commanders to view their own UMR data without having to go through the entire report. In addition to this, the new commander profile report also contains 3 columns: the IMM, IMR, and UMR.
Before deploying, IMM data are placed in DD Form 2766. The printed version will no longer be required. Commanders will have enough MEDPROS personnel with “write capability” to process the data. In addition to this, automated medical documentation will prevent loss of records and make it easy for commanders to access data anytime and anywhere. Once completed, the data must be sent to AMSA for processing.