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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

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Physical Disability Board of Review Process Chart

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5/12/2022

This document shows the flow chart for how the PDBR processes requests for reviews of disability ratings.

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Accounting of Disclosures of PHI

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5/1/2022

This HIPAA Information Paper describes the Accounting of Disclosures of PHI.

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009

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5/1/2022

This Information Paper outlines provisions of the economic stimulus legislation — the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), enacted on Feb. 17, 2009 — that are relevant to the Military Health System. (updated May 2022).

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Amendment of PHI

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5/1/2022

This HIPAA Information Paper describes the Amendment of PHI (updated May 2022).

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Pneumococcal Disease and Pneumococcal Vaccines

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4/7/2022

This information paper describes pneumococcal disease and the vaccines to prevent it.

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Military Health System Research Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

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3/31/2022

This flyer describes the process for applying for and receiving funding by the Military Health System Research Program.

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Federal JHIE Total Partners

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3/21/2022

List of Joint HIE Total eHealth Partners

Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) and the Use of TBE vaccine

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2/25/2022

An overview for use of the FDA-licensed TICOVAC tick-borne encephalitis vaccine for eligible DOD beneficiaries.

JHIE Total Partners

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2/23/2022

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Federal JHIE Total Partners Configured

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Knowledge Exchange CloudPad

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1/19/2022

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) Knowledge Exchange CloudPad, formally known as the Air Force Medical Services Knowledge Exchange (AFMS Kx), is a joint services collaboration site.

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MHS HR Newswire App

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1/19/2022

MHS Human Resources NewsWire gives users instant access to the latest Human Resources (HR) news related to the Military Health System.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship App

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1/19/2022

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Application contains information for providers on microbes and how effective drugs are against them based on particular regions. In addition to the information on microbes, COVID-19 resources for providers have also been added to the app.

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Tactical Breather App

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1/19/2022

Tactical Breather can be used to control physiological and psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, anyone can learn to gain control of their heart rate, emotions, concentration and other responses during stressful situations.

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LaunchPad

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1/19/2022

LaunchPad 2.0 is the official information and message center for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Director and Deputy Directors. The site is a dynamic and multi-functional CAC-enabled tool for managing information and for sharing ideas and content across the DHA enterprise.

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