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Health Innovations across the MHS Enterprise

Social media graphic on Health Innovation Month showing a smart phone

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of innovation, and the MHS enterprise is constantly innovating to find better ways to protect the force, enhance access to care, and deliver medical support to combatant commands.

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Social media graphic on Health Innovation Month showing a service member delivering en route care.

Suggested social media message: “July is #HealthInnovation Month, an opportunity to recognize how the MHS culture of innovation is always working to protect, support, and promote the health and welfare of the military community. https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Research-and-Innovation/Innovation    #ReadyReliableCare”


Social media graphic on Health Innovation Month showing a smart phone

Suggested social media message: "The @DHAConnected “Decide + Be Ready” app gives female service members information and decision making tools to make healthy and educated decisions about contraception, particularly in a deployed environment. https://health.mil/About-MHS/OASDHA/Defense-Health-Agency/Operations/Clinical-Support-Division/Connected-Health  #ReadyReliableCare”


Social media graphic on Health Innovation Month people getting a vaccine

Suggested social media message: “Applying an innovative, high reliability mindset to pandemic response efforts, MHS staff found new ways to encourage their communities to get vaccinated, including bringing vaccination clinics to high traffic areas like a PX. https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Combat-Support/Public-Health/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccine-Efforts  #ReadyReliableCare


Social media graphic on Health Innovation Month showing a drive up COVID-19 test

Suggested social media message: “Recognizing that the old ways of delivering care aren’t safe in the #COVID19 environment, the MHS expanded virtual health capabilities and initiated drive-up testing sites and pharmacies to minimize risks to patients and providers. https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Combat-Support/Public-Health/Coronavirus  #ReadyReliableCare”


Social media graphic on Health Innovation Month showing a medical x-ray

Suggested social media message: “Expanding access to a patient’s health records through the Joint Health Information Exchange helps health providers make informed treatment decisions leading to better patient care and lives saved. https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Technology/Joint-HIE  #ReadyReliableCare”


Social media graphic on Health Innovation Month showing a service member building a ventilator

Suggested social media message: Staff at many military hospitals and clinics demonstrated their commitment to #ReadyReliableCare during the pandemic by quickly developing inexpensive, easily constructed ventilators for use in hospital and field settings to make up for shortfalls in national stockpiles. https://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2021/01/05/MHS-operational-innovations-continue-in-battle-against-COVID-19  #HealthInnovation”

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