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Overview

When it comes to health technology, the DHA is always looking for ways to better capture and exchange health care data. Our goal is to make sure our research efforts are helping meet or exceed the needs of the military health community. This means working with people, like you, to identify IT-enabled solutions that can be researched and one day transferred into the hands of DoD health care providers, worldwide.

Need assistance in transitioning research projects, pilots, and initiatives to a Program of Record? Our Transition Management team specializes in working side-by-side with project teams to navigate through the MHS governance process. Beginning with the intake process, the team will explain the detailed process and all of the documentation, briefings, and board approvals required for successful transition. Throughout the process our team provides coordination of meetings, transparency, awareness, risk reduction support, and expert advice. We bring experience of communication, collaboration, and coordination with MHS Program Executive Offices (PEO), and Program Management Offices (PMO). Email us today with your transition management questions.

How to Get Involved

Our goal is to find out what works and how to get that practice, solution, or tool in the hands of military healthcare providers, worldwide. So we need your help.

  • Browse our Technology Investment Roadmap: Gain a high-level understanding of what technologies the DHA is looking to invest in as part of our Long-Range Technical Architecture (LRTA) Strategy. You can also browse our Interactive Technology Investment Roadmap.
  • Submit Your Solution(s): Looking for a more formal way to have your voice heard?
    • For non-MHS stakeholders, fill out our Vendor Information Form. The form provides a standard way to collect your ideas, problem statements, and/or proposed solution sets. Describe the problem it addresses. Outline your to-be vision. We want to hear what's on your mind.
    • For MHS stakeholders, visit the DHA SharePoint page (CAC-enabled) and search for the "MHS Submission Portal". 
  • Browse our HIT Research Directory (as of April 2017): Not sure what already exists? Browse our Health IT R&D Directory and see what others are up to. The HIT R&D Directory defines processes, procedures, and methods for the information collection, generation, distribution, storage, and disposition. The Directory lists more than 490 research projects across the enterprise spanning 11 sponsoring agencies. By having high visibility into research efforts across the MHS, we will be able to make smarter investments on future R&D efforts.    
  • Learn about our Education Partnership Outreach Efforts: Are you a Federal research lab or member of Academia interested in partnering with the DHA? Take a look at an overview of what services the DHA can provide and how you can collaborate with us to enhance health IT. We offer Educational Partnership Agreeements (EPAs) and Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs) with academic institutions. Read about the purpose and benefits of DHA-sponsored EPAs and MOAs to find out if one is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a basic question about AACE? View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or contact us. These FAQs serve as a guide to answer basic questions about our mission, activities and resources.

Q1:

What does AACE stand for?

A:

Architecture, Advanced Concepts and Engineering (The AACE Division replaces the former Innovation and Advanced Technology Development Division)

Q2:

How is the DHA/AACE working to increase transparency of HIT research initiatives across the enterprise?

A:

The AACE Division is committed to ensuring a consistent and centrally managed approach of HIT research initiatives. AACE has developed a process to identify, research, develop, test and evaluate innovative solutions that benefit the MHS enterprise. This streamlined evaluation process will increase transparency into HIT research initiatives and reduce parallel efforts underway. Be sure to view the latest snapshot of HIT R&D projects by checking out our HIT R&D Directory.

Q3:

How can I have my ideas heard by the DHA/ACCE?

A:

To have your ideas heard by us, visit our Health IT Research and Innovation page to explore your options or email us.

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