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Health Innovation Month

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Rapid and extensive changes are reshaping today’s health care environment. We are dedicated to staying on the cutting-edge of military medical innovation to protect, support, and advance the health and welfare of our military family. Incremental improvements are no longer enough to keep pace with change, especially given the massive challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic response. Embracing innovation means the MHS is never satisfied with the status quo, and is always on the path to improve our Ready Reliable Care.

In July, the Military Health System will approach the Health Innovation theme through the lens of Total Force Fitness, examining how health innovation impacts overall wellness and the entire body. 

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MHS GENESIS Patient Portal expands new features

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4/5/2021
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The MHS GENESIS patient portal is readying new features and expanding existing ones, including its online library, and has rolled out special COVID-19 capabilities.

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Telemedicine advances put to the test during pandemic

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4/1/2021
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COVID-19 has led to the need for physical distancing and has overwhelmed the capacities of health systems, compelling many to adopt telehealth solutions.

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Decide + Be Ready: supporting today’s modern service woman

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3/23/2021
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New women’s app ‘Decide + Be Ready’, helps today’s service woman make proactive decisions regarding their contraceptive decisions.

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Health surveillance advances military medicine over past 30 years

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3/17/2021
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Thirty years improvements in data collection, automation, and transmission have allowed for the creation of robust longitudinal health surveillance records on military populations.

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Army Announces FDA Clearance of Field Deployable TBI Blood Test

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3/12/2021
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The US Army announced Food & Drug Administration clearance of a field-deployable traumatic brain injury blood test.

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MHS GENESIS MassVax system rolling out with COVID19 vaccines

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3/9/2021
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The new MHS GENESIS MassVax record-keeping tool is expediting and simplifying the process of COVID-19 vaccinations across the DOD

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MHS operational innovations continue in battle against COVID-19

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1/5/2021
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MHS innovations in 2020 include a new registry for real-time COVID-19 data and a system to free up hospital beds and protect patients from the disease.

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DVBIC eye-tracking tech may help service members with concussions

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The Fusion technology is more objective, by assessing eye reaction time.

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