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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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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
Official MHS GENESIS Logo

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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Technology | Military Health System Electronic Health Record | MHS GENESIS | Electronic Health Record Modernization & Interoperability

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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Technology | Health Readiness | Ebola

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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Technology | Research and Innovation

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 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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Technology | Health IT Research and Innovation | Health IT Research and Innovation | Health IT Research and Innovation | Health IT Research and Innovation | Joint Integrated Test and Evaluation Center

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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Technology | Health IT Research and Innovation | Health IT Research and Innovation | Health IT Research and Innovation | Health IT Research and Innovation | Joint Integrated Test and Evaluation Center

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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Health Readiness | Technology | Health IT Research and Innovation Strategy | Innovation

Navy developing mobile app to help prevent prescription medication misuse

Article
6/2/2016
Naval Health Research Center Logo

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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Technology | Substance Abuse

Web, mobile technology helps MHS beneficiaries assess, improve mental health

Article
5/25/2016
Breathe2Relax, a mobile app, teaches how to reduce tension by breathing from the diaphragm, a deeper type of breathing that helps to induce a calming response in widely different circumstances.

DHA mental health professional talks mobile and web technologies that are available to beneficiaries

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Mental Health Care | Mental Wellness | Technology

Scientists probe Traumatic Brain Injury effects at research lab

Article
5/20/2016
Sensors attached to a translucent model skull are used to measure explosive shock velocity and pressure at the Army Research Laboratory Weapons and Materials Research Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. Data captured by the sensors are used to assist studies in traumatic brain injuries. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

The Army Research Laboratory’s specialized experiments offer repeatable parameters to attain more reliable data and to complement strides made by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the medical and academic communities

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Traumatic Brain Injury | Research and Innovation | Medical Research and Development | Innovation | Technology

William Beaumont Army Medical Center first DoD hospital to use new stent graft

Article
5/11/2016
Army Medicine Logo

William Beaumont Army Medical Center became the first military treatment facility to use newly FDA approved “off-the-shelf” aortic branch device

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Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety | Military Hospitals and Clinics | Technology | Quality and Safety of Health Care (for Healthcare Professionals)

MHS partnering with Social Security Administration to improve electronic medical data sharing

Article
5/6/2016
Over the past decade, DoD and SSA have made substantial progress toward enhancing benefit support to all Service members, Veterans, and most notably to our Wounded Warriors.

DoD and SSA are committed to improving the timely processing of disability claims and access to Social Security benefits for all Service members, Veterans and eligible beneficiaries

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Technology | Military Health System Electronic Health Record
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