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Initiatives & Areas of Impact

Our Initiatives

Department of Defense (DOD) and and Military Health System (MHS) leaders have outlined several high-priority initiatives:

DOD's Four Defense Priorities

Implementing TRICARE Reform

Continuing MHS GENESIS Rollout

Implementing MTF Transition

Our Areas of Impact

In order to provide quality care in wartime and peacetime, the MHS is among the nation’s leading health systems, not just in size or complexity, but in several areas of health care. Those include:

Trauma Care

Research and Development

Civilian Partnerships

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Military Panel Discusses Military Health System with Civilian Healthcare Executives

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Military personnel in panel discussion

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Cynthia Kuehner, commander of Naval Medical Forces Support Command, was part of a panel that spoke before the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives during the Healthcare Landscape Conference held on Jan. 27. This year’s theme was “Strategic Imperatives for the Future of Healthcare Delivery.”

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System (JTS)


Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to develop and maintain an enduring global trauma care capability that supports a full range of military operations, including a comprehensive DoD Trauma Registry (DoDTR).

  • Identification #: Id Number: 6040.47
  • Date: 9/28/2016
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A
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Last Updated: January 04, 2023
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