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Health Care Technology

Defense Health Agency Information Operations is consolidating and standardizing solutions and infrastructure to enhance and simplify health care information technology for users across the Military Health System. Our goal is to deliver seamless health IT solutions to support the delivery of health care to 9.6 million beneficiaries worldwide and give our workforce solutions to do their jobs more efficiently.

What is Health Care Technology?

Health care technology is any technology, including medical devices, IT systems, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and more designed to support health care organizations.

Benefits of Technology in Health Care

Improved Patient Care and Experience

We use technology to measure and capture data across the entire MHS to see how we’re performing and make improvements to clinical care and our patients’ experience. >>More

Real-Time Information Exchange

We’re deploying a new electronic health record, and when fully deployed, MHS GENESIS will provide a single, secure and integrated health record for service members, veterans and their families. >>More

Flexible Health Care Options

We're all busy, but with telehealth solutions, we're meeting you where you are to give you the care you need. >>More

 

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The MHS is rapidly expanding the number of facilities using MHS Video Connect, with all continental United States-based hospitals and clinics expected to have the capability by the end of 2021.

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DHA’s Mobile Apps Can Help You with Overall Wellness

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Healthcare and wellness apps developed by the DHA are proliferating.

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Since 9/11, These 8 Military Medical Advancements are Saving Lives

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Years of military conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan brought innovations that completely transformed the Military Health System's approach to combat casualty care. Here's a list of just a few ways military medicine has evolved in the two decades since the 9/11 attacks.

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Federal leaders highlight electronic health record changes at HIMSS

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The new Federal electronic health record delivers data to healthcare teams wherever a patient receives treatment.

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Digital health innovation emerges during COVID-19 pandemic

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Ready Reliable Care Framework is Improving MHS Patient Care

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The Military Health System's Ready Reliable Care framework helps ensure high-quality health care for all service members, veterans and their families.

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DOD's Whole of Government Approach to COVID is Working, Says Adirim

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Dr. Terry Adirim, said she has been impressed by the DOD’s COVID-19 response since taking over as ASDHA, and that adaptation and innovation have played key parts in that response.

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Revamped Virtual Med Center Makes Health Care Feel Like a Video Game

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The Virtual Medical Center, a joint Department of Defense/VA incentive, is relaunching by the end of summer, leveraging emerging technologies to increase and improve accessibility, convenience, and efficiency of medical care for all registered users.

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DHA releases App to Support Service Member Recovery

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To ensure that military beneficiaries receive the support they need to continue on their mental wellness journey, the Antidepressant Adherence app supports those taking medication

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Digital Health Competency Resource

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7/23/2021

This reference provides information and links to online tools to aid MHS providers in maintaining competency in using digital health technology in clinical practice.

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Cultural Humility for Providers

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Connected Health Hosts First DHA Digital Health Virtual Summit

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The Defense Health Agency Connected Health branch hosted the inaugural DHA Digital Health Virtual Summit that provided insight on the accelerated world of digital health in the Military Health System.

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ADVISOR brings support to medical personnel in austere environments

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The Military Health System offers the Advanced Virtual Support for Operational Forces program, or ADVISOR, for remote military medical professionals.

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