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Here you will find information about technology in the Military Health System. Health information systems help your providers make decisions and keep records, save money on supplies, along with many other tasks. This section also contains information about how new systems are designed and current systems improved.

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Air Force's first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler

Article
10/31/2016
The Keesler Medical Center recently acquired two da Vinci Xis, which are the newest robotic surgical systems available. One surgical robot is set up as part of the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education to assist surgeons in getting their official robotic surgery credentials. (Courtesy photo)

Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available

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Genome Center tracking and sequencing - making a difference in health care

Article
10/28/2016
Nathan Watt, a research associate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, closely monitors data on a next-generation sequencer in The American Genome Center at the university. This sequencing helps pinpoint genetic mutations that could serve as biomarkers, which can better predict disease risks and outcomes. TAGC is one of four academic genome centers in the U.S. and the only genome center in the federal system.  (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

The American Genome Center at USU aims to study large populations by quickly sequencing thousands of genomes

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Military researchers making progress in medical simulation

Article
10/27/2016
A soldier applies a tourniquet to a simulated casualty during a training exercise. (Courtesy photo)

A recent research review highlighted several bright spots for the future of military medicine

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Virtual medicine will be norm in future crises, says health chief

Article
10/25/2016
In a demonstration of the telehealth process at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, clinical staff nurse Army Lt. Maxx P. Mamula examines mock patient Army Master Sgt. Jason H. Alexander using a digital external ocular camera.

The future battlespace may be contested to such a degree that medevacs may be impossible and field hospitals, much less forward operating bases, may not be located nearby

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Bono to AFCEA: New electronic health record is key for future of engaging military health patients

Article
10/14/2016
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, said military members have to be ready to go anywhere in the world on short notice. To help solve the complexity of care with that readiness aspect, Bono pointed to the Military Health System’s new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, as key to helping conversations between doctors and patients, no matter where people are. (Courtesy photo)

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, spoke at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Health IT Day 2016, a gathering of approximately 1,000 federal government workers, including the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services, as well as private IT industry representatives.

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General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital demonstrates new era of virtual Army Medicine

Article
9/8/2016
Sonja Lawson, a registered nurse at Baptist Health hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, waves at the monitor to Kristen Davis and Thomas Hedrick, registered nurses in General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

The eICU is a safe, highly integrated and choreographed system that establishes a long-distance, high-functioning and secure telemedicine connection

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MHS officials delay MHS GENESIS release to improve user experience

Article
9/6/2016
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Military Health System officials cited an aggressive schedule and a need to ensure best solution for a slight delay in the rollout of MHS GENESIS

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Airmen practice Ebola safety during Exercise Mobility Solace

Article
8/24/2016
A Transportation Isolation System is loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Mobilty Solace at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

Airmen flew an aeromedical evacuation of a simulated Ebola patient from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, during Exercise Mobility Solace

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Enterprise Intelligence Branch/MHS Population Health Portal

Presentation
8/9/2016

The first part of this presentation discusses the Enterprise Intelligence Branch, which supports the MHS strategic goals through delivery of timely, relevant, and actionable information toa ll levels of the organization. The second part describes the MHS Poulation Health Portal and shows examples.

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Cyber Awareness Campaign stresses importance of protecting electronic health information

Article
8/1/2016
Are you cyberfit? Empower Yourself to Protect Your Information

The Department of Defense is launching the Empower the Patient Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign in August to share ways Military Health System beneficiaries can protect their personal health information

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Long Range Technical Architecture Strategy Accessible Version

Technical Document
7/28/2016

The Long Range Technical Architecture (LRTA) Strategy is a dynamic technology investment roadmap to help guide and optimize the MHS’ investments over the next decade, based on data-driven analyses. The LRTA links business needs to technical solutions and provides enterprise 'knowledge' through data democratization.

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Long Range Technical Architecture Strategy Interactive Version

Technical Document
7/28/2016

The Long Range Technical Architecture (LRTA) Strategy is a dynamic technology investment roadmap to help guide and optimize the MHS’ investments over the next decade, based on data-driven analyses. The LRTA links business needs to technical solutions and provides enterprise 'knowledge' through data democratization.

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Vendor Information Form

Form/Template
7/27/2016

The Vendor Information Form provides a standard way to collect your ideas, problem statements, and/or proposed solution sets for defense health IT.

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

Article
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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Navy developing mobile app to help prevent prescription medication misuse

Article
6/2/2016
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The app is intended to support patients where they do not have immediate access to their health care providers but have questions about appropriate use of their prescription medication

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