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DHA priorities focused on readiness, patients, outcomes

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10/7/2020
Defense Health Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place speaks at a podium.

Adaptation key to providing outstanding care to beneficiaries.

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Report on Access to Health Care Services for Reserve and National Guard Who Disclose Sexual Assault

Congressional Testimony
9/9/2020

H.R. 2500, HASC Report for FY 2020, 116-120, Pg. 163-164

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McCaffery offers MHS view with Blue Star Families panel

Article
2/28/2020
Thomas McCaffery (center) participated in the Blue Star Families Panel at American Red Cross National Headquarters Feb. 26. He is seen here with Amy Goyer (left), family and caregiving expert at AARP, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Patty Horoho (right), CEO of OptumServe. The panel discussed timely, quality health care for service members and their families. (Photo by MHS Communications)

The Honorable Thomas McCaffery participated in the Blue Star Families panel to discuss MHS transformation for families

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3D Mammogram Screensaver

Photo
12/17/2019
This graphic states information about 3-D Mammography

Share this screensaver to spread the word about 3-D Mammography coverage

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Study on the Treatment of TRICARE Beneficiaries who are Residents of Puerto Rico

Congressional Testimony
4/17/2019

HR 5515, NDAA Conference Report for FY 2019, 115-874, Pg. 896

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Health care transition looks to improve processes for wartime missions, beneficiaries

Article
4/11/2019
Defense Health Agency seal

Our No. 1 priority is to maintain the quality of care for both the wartime mission and the beneficiary population

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Patient care will remain steadfast despite staff cuts, DHA director says

Article
4/5/2019
Navy Hospitalman Yesenia Macedo, a sailor participating in Navy Medicine’s hospital corpsman trauma training, takes a patient’s temperature at University of Florida Health Jacksonville’s emergency room in Jacksonville, Fla., March 22, 2019. Sixteen hospital corpsmen from across the Navy received two weeks of specialized training at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, followed by five weeks at UF Health Jacksonville, a Level I trauma center. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel

With proposed military medical staffing reductions, the Defense Health Agency is taking steps to ensure access to care and availability of health services remain constant for Military Health System beneficiaries.

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Transformation underway across the Military Health System

Article
1/29/2019
Thomas McCaffery, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, with Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, celebrated the Defense Health Agency's fifth anniversary on Oct. 1, 2018, by welcoming the first military hospitals and clinics transitioning to the DHA. This was first step for the MHS to emerge as a more integrated and efficient system of health and readiness. (MHS photo by Military Heath System Strategic Communications Division)

All of these changes – the Military Health System transformation, MHS GENESIS, TRICARE enhancements – are aimed at taking the DoD’s health enterprise to the next level

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DHA PI 6025.10: Standard Processes, Guidelines, and Responsibilities of the DoD Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in the Military Health System (MHS) MilitaryMedical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI): Based on the authority of References (a) through (d), and in accordance with the guidance of References (e) through (t), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to begin standard processes and guidelines for the Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, (Reference (e)), in MTFs.

  • Identification #: 6025.10
  • Date: 10/9/2018
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: Access to Health Care

Care Loop

Video
11/29/2017
Air force Tech. Sgt. Mariana Carrano’s business is patient care. She’s one of four Air Force liaison officers with the 86th Medical Squadron at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a short drive from Ramstein AB. As an LO, as they are often called, Carrano is responsible for taking care of a patient throughout the entire care loop – from the moment he or she arrives at Ramstein AB until the moment he or she leaves.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mariana Carrano’s business is patient care. She’s one of four Air Force liaison officers with the 86th Medical Squadron at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a short drive from Ramstein AB. As an LO, as they are often called, Carrano is responsible for taking care of a patient throughout the entire care loop – from the moment he or she arrives at Ramstein AB until the moment he or she leaves.

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MHS Facts and Figures

Infographic
5/1/2017
The Military Health System cares for almost 10 million Americans of all ages, delivering care in military hospitals or clinics, or providing coordinated care through our civilian TRICARE networks.

The Military Health System cares for almost 10 million Americans of all ages, delivering care in military hospitals or clinics, or providing coordinated care through our civilian TRICARE networks.

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USNS Mercy: Deployable Medical Center

Video
4/11/2017
U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners explain the mission of the USNS Mercy and its capabilities.

U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners explain the mission of the USNS Mercy and its capabilities.

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Why do you want to be a military doctor?

Video
3/30/2017
Military medical students and junior officers share why they want to be a military medical doctor.

During the 2017 Military Health System Female Physician Leadership Conference, we asked some military medical students and junior officers to share why they want to be a military medical doctor.

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Defense Health Agency: A Joint, Integrated Premier System of Health

Publication
8/2/2016

This brochure describes the Defense Health Agency, its mission and includes resources for more information.

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Patient Centered Practice Hours

Policy

This memorandum encourages Air Force military treatment facilities to establish more patient-centered clinic hours.

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