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Continuing Health Education Tasking Update

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11/6/2014

Continuing Health Education Tasking Update presented to the Defense Health Board

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Medical Ethics Subcommittee Update on Dual Loyalties of Medical Providers Tasking

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11/6/2014

Medical Ethics Subcommittee Update on Dual Loyalties of Medical Providers Tasking presented to the Defense Health Board

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Air Force Instruction 44-176: Access to Care Continuum

Policy

This publication implements AFPD 44-1, Medical Operations. It provides guidance and procedures for Access to Care (ATC) operations within the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS). It establishes the roles, responsibilities, definitions and requirements for implementing, sustaining and managing ATC for AFMS Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs).

Army OTSG/MEDCOM Policy Memo 14-085: Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Policy

This policy memo provides standardized definitions, standardized guidelines for insertion and maintenance fo urinary catheters, and standardized processes for data collection and reporting of CAUTIs.

Army OTSG/MEDCOM Policy Memo 14-083: Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Policy

This policy memorandum directs Commanders to incorporate health care delivered to patients placed on ventilators at the patient's bedside whose measures that have been shown to prevent or reduce VAP as described in the current scientific literature.

ASD HA Memorandum 14-022 Policy Memorandum to Establish 2015 Premium Rates for the TRICARE Young Adult Program

Policy

TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) premium rates are established annually on a calendar year (CY) basis in accordance with Title 10, United States Code, Section 111Ob and Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 199.26. TYA monthly premiums for CY 2015 shall be the rates listed in this document.

Dual Loyalties of Medical Providers

Presentation
8/11/2014

Briefing at the August 11, 2014 Defense Health Board meeting on Dual Loyalties of Medical Providers

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Army MEDCOM Regulation 40-57: Trial of Labor for Patients Attempting Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Delivery

Policy

This regulation provides standardized guidance to promote maximum effectiveness and safety to the maternal-fetal unit during trial of labor (TOL) for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) section delivery and to provide an optimal environment and psychosocial support to the patient.

Maximizing Value and Readiness in Delivering Joint Health Care at Camp Lejeune

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6/3/2014

Briefing about Maximizing Value and Readiness in Delivering Joint Health Care at Camp Lejeune

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MHS IM-IT Submissions Form Instructions

Form/Template
4/16/2014

Instructions for completing the MHS IM-IT Submissions Form. The form is used to submit an idea that fosters a change to an IM/IT capability, policy/process, or system.

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Army MEDCOM Regulation 40-59: Standardization of Inpatient Falls Risk Assessment and Documentation Falls Prevention Program

Policy

This regulation directs standardized implementation of endorsed evidence-based falls risk assessment tools: the Johns Hopkins Hospital Fall Risk Assessment© (adult) and the Miami Children’s Hospital’s Humpty Dumpty Scale© (pediatric). In addition, this regulation requires incorporation of falls assessment documentation into the inpatient (Essentris) electronic medical record (EMR).

2013 MHS Innovation Report

Report
3/3/2014

2013 Military Health System Innovation Report. This report contains information about MHS innovations in clinical care, research and development, and healthcare management. It also provides an overview of the MHS Innovation Program and information on the future of MHS innovation.

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Evaluation of the TRICARE Program Fiscal Year 2014 Report to Congress

Report
2/25/2014

The Evaluation of the TRICARE Program: Access, Cost, and Quality, Fiscal Year 2014 Report to Congress is provided by the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)/Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)—Defense Health Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (DHCAPE), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (OASD/HA).This ...

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Army MEDCOM Regulation 40-48: Fires Associated with the Performance of Surgical Procedures

Policy

The purpose of this regulation is to provide policy and recommendations that will help ensure minimal risk of fires associated with the performance of surgical procedures in any healthcare setting to include, but not limited to, the following: operating room (OR), office-based, ambulatory surgery, and intensive care unit type.

Culture of Safety in Navy Medicine

Policy

This memorandum encourages commands to create "safe zones" around the patient experience where any staff member can speak up and patient safety comes first.

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