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Health IT Research and Innovation Strategy

Reengineering our Health IT Research and Innovation Strategy

Today, our focus is on improving the way we develop our strategy for health information technology (IT) research and innovation. This involves finding innovative ways to protect, support, and advance the health and welfare of our military family. Finding faster ways to deploy health IT solutions—both stateside and on the battlefield—will support improving patient outcomes and experiences.

Working closely with the DHA's Research, Development, and Acquisition (RDA) Directorate and the Military Health System (MHS) Innovation office, all health IT related research and innovation efforts are coordinated and executed under the DHA's Health IT Directorate.

For more information, please contact us via email.

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Bono to DHITS: Use health IT to better serve patients

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7/26/2017
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, speaks at the Defense Health Information Technology Symposium, July 25, in Orlando, Florida. The three-day meeting brings together more than 2,000 information technology professionals, health care providers, and administrators who use IT solutions to better serve patients.

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, tells the Defense Health Information Technology Symposium in Orlando, Florida, that health IT is vital to taking care of service members and their families.

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GMU researchers developing system to help ensure blood safety

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7/8/2016
The Armed Services Blood Bank Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., received a new state-of-the-art blood mobile May 5.

Researchers at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., are developing an automated validation and verification system to help ensure blood safety.

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Advances in health information technology and Internet of Things changing health care delivery

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7/6/2016
Army Lt. Col. Mark Mellott, branch chief of the Defense Health Agency’s Health Information Technology Innovation and Advanced Technology Development Division, sees the Internet of Things as ‘the perfect storm’ when it comes to changing knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding how healthcare is administered to beneficiaries.

Last summer, Army Lt. Col. Mark Mellott discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to change the dynamic of health care. In many ways that potential has now become a reality.

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New coding system gives military health care providers more flexibility, specificity in ailment ID

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6/21/2016
ICD-10 allows health care staff to document more specifically what a disease or injury is and where it is on a person’s body.

Military health care providers are now using a new system to better document ailments and injuries. ICD-10 replaces an aging set of codes not fit anymore for modern diagnoses and treatments.

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Health IT City Plan

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4/26/2016

This HIT City Plan provides an understanding of the potential interface between the HIT Directorate and DHA enterprises, decomposing the relevant parts of the enterprises into functional segments.

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Bono tells HIMSS: Technology helped leaders engage patients on road to MHS’ high reliability

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3/3/2016
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, told those gathered for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Health IT conference in Las Vegas about how health IT is helping the MHS become a high reliability organization.(MHS photo by Jim Yocum)

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, told those gathered for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Health IT conference in Las Vegas about how health IT is helping the MHS become a high reliability organization.

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HIT acting director talks modernization, cost effectiveness at HIMSS

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3/2/2016
Air Force Col. Richard “Chip” Terry, acting director of the Health Information Technology Directorate at DHA, speaks at HIMSS about a major transformation underway within MHS to modernize health data and technology management.

Air Force Col. Richard “Chip” Terry, acting director of the Health IT Directorate at the Defense Health Agency and acting chief information officer for the Military Health System, spoke about major changes to the Health IT infrastructure at the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference in Las Vegas.

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American, British health IT officials look for more commonalities that just a common language

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2/24/2016
Army Lt. Col. Mark Mellott with the Defense Health Agency’s health IT division  (standing) addresses members of a British military delegation and members of the Military Health System’s Health IT and innovation leadership.

Members of the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence met with their health information technology counterparts at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

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David Bowen, head of DHA Health IT Directorate, retires from federal service

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1/5/2016
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Advanced Military Footwear System with Composite Orthotic

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This fact sheet describes a new combat boot designed to reduce lower extremity overuse injuries in soldiers during training and operational deployment.

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Clinical Validation of Adipose derived Regenerative Cells for Tissue Repair

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This fact sheet describes the Tissue Genesis Icellator® -- an automated system that isolates adipose‐derived stem cells (ASCs), which can be delivered directly to damaged or diseased tissue.

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Disposable Coagulation Profiler

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This fact sheet describes the coagulation profiler which combines a disposable cartridge and handheld analyzer to provide POI coagulopathy diagnostics and transfusion guidance.

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Mobile Application for Improved Sleep Nighttime Alleviation Play and Practice

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12/1/2015

NAPP is an mHealth game prototype designed to promote the change of negative health behaviors that negatively impact sleep quality

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Rapid Active Injury/Distress Enhanced Recovery Therapy (RAIDER)

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12/1/2015

Two distinct types of wound treatments have been developed: one (RAIDER Therapy) for immediate use on the battlefield and in first aid posts to stabilize wounds; the second (RAIDER+ Hydrogel Therapy) for longer term use at higher echelons of care, and to promote increased recruitment of innate stem cellsto wound sites.

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Reparation of Ligaments Using Autologous Stem Cells

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