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The Military Health System is an interconnected network of service members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 New Mexico Counties due to Wildfire

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6/18/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 New Mexico Counties due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two New Mexico counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 28, 2024, due to the South Fork wildfire.

Defense Health Agency Collaborates to Create DHA Academy, Strengthen Workforce

Article
6/17/2024
DHA Academy Graphic

The Defense Health Agency Academy was created to consolidate all staff development, educational and training opportunities in one, easily searchable location from across the Military Health System.

TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Include Sarasota County, Florida, due to Flooding

Article
6/17/2024
TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Include Sarasota County, Florida, due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Sarasota County, Florida, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 22, 2024, due to flooding. This is in addition to Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties.

Studies Show Military Eye Injuries can Cause Cataracts, Vision Loss

Article
6/17/2024
Studies Show Military Eye Injuries can Cause Cataracts, Vision Loss

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and in the United States, with an estimated 20-30 million Americans who have been diagnosed with cataracts, according to the National Institutes of Health.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Iowa Counties due to Severe Weather

Article
6/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Iowa Counties due to Severe Weather

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two Iowa counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 24, 2024, due to severe weather.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Los Angeles County, California, due to Wildfire

Article
6/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Los Angeles County, California, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Los Angeles County, California, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 27, 2024, due to the Gorman wildfire.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maricopa County, Arizona, due to Wildfire

Article
6/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maricopa County, Arizona, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Maricopa County, Arizona, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 23, 2024, due to the Rose Wildfire.

U.S. Navy Officers Honored for Health Information Technology Excellence

Article
6/15/2024
U.S. Navy Officers Honored for Health Information Technology Excellence

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdrs. “Gean” Boca and Raben Talvo receive CIO award, and ACHE Early Career Executive award, respectively, for their health IT expertise and contributions.

New Patient Resources Section on TRICARE Website

Article
6/14/2024
New Patient Resources Section on TRICARE Website

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Check out the new Patient Resources section on tricare.mil. This section makes it easy to find forms, track your health records, learn about disaster alerts, and more.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Florida Counties due to Flooding

Article
6/13/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Florida Counties due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 12 Florida counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 22, 2024, due to flooding.

Health Data Standardization Improves Patient Care

Article
6/13/2024
Health Data Standardization Improves Patient Care

The Military Health System is working to create a common medical vocabulary to standardize terms and definitions to improve care.

Nurses Make a Profound Difference in Military Health

Article
6/11/2024
Nurses Make a Profound Difference in Military Health

The Defense Health Agency celebrated nurses during a National Nurses Week event held May 10, 2024, at DHA headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

Article
6/10/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in Iowa may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 17, 2024, due to storm damage.

Private and Public Collaboration Key to Defense Health Agency Vision for the Future

Article
6/7/2024
Naomi Escoffery, DHA’s chief innovation officer speaks at conference

Using innovative technology in the delivery of health care and creating effective partnerships were two big topics among Defense Health Agency senior leaders and staff that spoke at the annual HIMSS Conference in Orlando the week of March 11 – 15, 2024.

Clinical Practice Guideline Updated for Service Members and Veterans at Risk for Suicide

Article
6/7/2024
military personnel engaged in conversation

Suicide risk clinical practice guideline from VA/DOD updated with new evidence-based information for providers, patients.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 New Mexico Counties due to Wildfire

Article
6/18/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 New Mexico Counties due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two New Mexico counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 28, 2024, due to the South Fork wildfire.

Defense Health Agency Collaborates to Create DHA Academy, Strengthen Workforce

Article
6/17/2024
DHA Academy Graphic

The Defense Health Agency Academy was created to consolidate all staff development, educational and training opportunities in one, easily searchable location from across the Military Health System.

TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Include Sarasota County, Florida, due to Flooding

Article
6/17/2024
TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Include Sarasota County, Florida, due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Sarasota County, Florida, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 22, 2024, due to flooding. This is in addition to Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties.

Studies Show Military Eye Injuries can Cause Cataracts, Vision Loss

Article
6/17/2024
Studies Show Military Eye Injuries can Cause Cataracts, Vision Loss

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and in the United States, with an estimated 20-30 million Americans who have been diagnosed with cataracts, according to the National Institutes of Health.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Iowa Counties due to Severe Weather

Article
6/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Iowa Counties due to Severe Weather

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two Iowa counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 24, 2024, due to severe weather.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Los Angeles County, California, due to Wildfire

Article
6/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Los Angeles County, California, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Los Angeles County, California, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 27, 2024, due to the Gorman wildfire.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maricopa County, Arizona, due to Wildfire

Article
6/17/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maricopa County, Arizona, due to Wildfire

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Maricopa County, Arizona, may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 23, 2024, due to the Rose Wildfire.

U.S. Navy Officers Honored for Health Information Technology Excellence

Article
6/15/2024
U.S. Navy Officers Honored for Health Information Technology Excellence

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdrs. “Gean” Boca and Raben Talvo receive CIO award, and ACHE Early Career Executive award, respectively, for their health IT expertise and contributions.

New Patient Resources Section on TRICARE Website

Article
6/14/2024
New Patient Resources Section on TRICARE Website

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Check out the new Patient Resources section on tricare.mil. This section makes it easy to find forms, track your health records, learn about disaster alerts, and more.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Florida Counties due to Flooding

Article
6/13/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Florida Counties due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 12 Florida counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 22, 2024, due to flooding.

Health Data Standardization Improves Patient Care

Article
6/13/2024
Health Data Standardization Improves Patient Care

The Military Health System is working to create a common medical vocabulary to standardize terms and definitions to improve care.

Nurses Make a Profound Difference in Military Health

Article
6/11/2024
Nurses Make a Profound Difference in Military Health

The Defense Health Agency celebrated nurses during a National Nurses Week event held May 10, 2024, at DHA headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

Article
6/10/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in Iowa may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 17, 2024, due to storm damage.

Private and Public Collaboration Key to Defense Health Agency Vision for the Future

Article
6/7/2024
Naomi Escoffery, DHA’s chief innovation officer speaks at conference

Using innovative technology in the delivery of health care and creating effective partnerships were two big topics among Defense Health Agency senior leaders and staff that spoke at the annual HIMSS Conference in Orlando the week of March 11 – 15, 2024.

Clinical Practice Guideline Updated for Service Members and Veterans at Risk for Suicide

Article
6/7/2024
military personnel engaged in conversation

Suicide risk clinical practice guideline from VA/DOD updated with new evidence-based information for providers, patients.

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