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Military Health System Electronic Health Record

The Military's Electronic Health Record enables health care documentation from the Battlefield to the Home Front.

The Department of Defense’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an enterprise‐wide clinical information management system that provides secure online access to active duty Service members, retirees and their beneficiaries’ health care records.

This EHR is used by the military’s medical community to capture, manage and share data on care provided in garrison and on the battlefield, as well as share pertinent health information with the Department Veteran’s Affairs.

The development of the military's EHR is directly related to a presidential directive issued in 1997 that focused on and reinforced the need for a centralized, longitudinal patient record. This prompted the deployment of the of the theater environment information management solution, the Theater Medical Information Program, in 2003 followed by the worldwide implementation of the global system, AHLTA in 2004. In 2007, deployment of the military’s inpatient care documentation solution began. Today, the military’s EHR is used by more than 100,000 medical clinicians at military hospitals and clinics worldwide.

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Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, Defense Health Agency’s assistant director for combat support and Military Health System, GENESIS Functional Champion, and William J. Tinston (center), Defense Healthcare Management System’s program executive officer, tour Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s Naval Branch Health Clinic and observes hospital corpsman sort injections Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)

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Improving inpatient care with MHS GENESIS

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Three sites in California, one in Idaho deploy new electronic health care delivery system

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Better together: DoD, VA collaboration focus of DHITS session

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Chris Harrington, deputy assistant director of the Defense Health Agency's Information Operations Solution Delivery Division, interacts with an attendee at the 2019 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium. Harrington spoke about DoD-VA collaboration on Wednesday, July 31, during a breakout session at DHITS. The theme of this year's DHA-sponsored event is "One Team, One Mission – Enabling MHS Transformation." (MHS photo)

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New electronic health record integrates all aspects of care

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Maj. Gen. Lee Payne (right) is escorted into Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms by hospital Commanding Officer, Capt. Nadji Hariri, for a site visit on the launch of MHS GENESIS, the military's new electronic record-keeping system, April 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Dave Marks)

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Madigan Army Medical Center's emergency room helps shape MHS GENESIS

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Defense Health Agency leaders dominant at annual conference

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Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, assistant director for the Defense Health Agency's Combat Support Agency, speaks during this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Global Conference and Exhibition. The annual HIMSS event was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. (MHS photo)

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Fairchild's 92nd Medical Group celebrates MHS GENESIS 2-year anniversary

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Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, assistant director for combat support at Defense Health Agency, dual-hatted as the Defense Health Agency assistant director for Combat Support and MHS EHR functional champion, and Air Force Col. Thomas Cantilina, chief health informatics officer and EHR deputy functional champion at the DHA, visit the Tiger Institute Jan. 17. (Courtesy photo by University of Missouri Health Care)

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Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, and Ms. Stacy Cummings, Program Executive Officer for Defense Health Management Systems, answer questions about the progress of MHS GENESIS electronic Health record during the 2018 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium July 24 in Orlando, Florida.

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