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Military Health System's Guide to Access Success

Publication
12/15/2008

This document establishes roles, responsibilities, definitions and guidance for implementing, sustaining and managing military treatment facility (MTF) Access to Care (ATC) in the Military Health System (MHS).

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Mandatory Use of Full Patient Name and Date of Birth for Patient Identification

Policy

This memorandum requires military treatment facilities to use a patient's full name and date of birth for patient identification to standardize the patient identification process.

Standardized "Do Not Use" Medical Abbreviations List

Policy

This memorandum established a list of standardized "do not use" medical abbreviations for all handwritten orders and medication-related documentation, including free-text computer entries and pre-printed forms.

Military Health System (MHS) Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA) Program Regulation

Policy

This Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation (6025.13-R) identifies the various components comprising the DoD's efforts to ensure that beneficiaries receive quality care.

Navy BUMED Instruction 6010.18A: Participation in the National Practitioner Data Bank

Policy

This instruction requires all military and civilian practitioners who are assigned to, employed by or contracted to the Department of the Navy to participate in the National Practitioner Data Bank.

Navy BUMED Instruction 6010.23: Participation in the Military Health System Patient Safety Program

Policy

This instruction requires all shore-based commands providing medical and dental services, providing care, or participating in the health care delivery system to support the MHS Patient Safety Program.

Navy BUMED Instruction 6010.21: Risk Management Program

Policy

This instruction establishes policy and assigns responsibility for organizational risk management activities. It defines minimal requirements for proactive and reactive responses in naval medical and dental treatment facilities.

Navy BUMED Instruction 6010.13: Quality Assurance Program

Policy

This instruction establishes policy, publishes procedures and assigns responsibilities for quality assurance and risk management activities in Navy fixed (shore-based with permanent structures) and non-fixed (moveable shore or fleet-based) medical and dental treatment facilities.

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