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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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New DoD mobile app helps diffuse nightmares for better sleep

Article
5/5/2016
Mental Health Month graphic

Dream EZ is the first mobile app that uses imagery rehearsal therapy to address nightmares

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Technology | Mental Wellness | Mental Health Care

59th MDW ECMO team: Delivering life saving medical care across the globe

Article
5/3/2016
Members of the 59th Medical Wing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation transport team connect a patient to an ECMO system for transport from Lafayette General Medical Center, Louisiana, to San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

The global Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation team is bedded down at the San Antonio Military Medical Center on nearby JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

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Access to Health Care | Military Hospitals and Clinics | Quality and Safety of Health Care (for Healthcare Professionals) | Technology | San Antonio

Health IT City Plan

Presentation
4/26/2016

This HIT City Plan provides an understanding of the potential interface between the HIT Directorate and DHA enterprises, decomposing the relevant parts of the enterprises into functional segments.

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Military children use website to cope with stress, connect with each other

Article
4/1/2016
Kids talking at a table outside

On Military Kids Connect, a DoD website that promotes mental health literacy for military youth, children offer tips and share their stories about growing up in a military family. The site contains interactive resources that promote positive mental health strategies for dealing with the stress of having family members in the military.

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Children's Health | Mental Health Care | Deployment Health | Mental Wellness | Technology

Bono tells HIMSS: Technology helped leaders engage patients on road to MHS’ high reliability

Article
3/3/2016
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, told those gathered for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Health IT conference in Las Vegas about how health IT is helping the MHS become a high reliability organization.(MHS photo by Jim Yocum)

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, told those gathered for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Health IT conference in Las Vegas about how health IT is helping the MHS become a high reliability organization.

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Health Readiness | Technology | Health IT Research and Innovation Strategy | Military Health System Electronic Health Record

VLER HIE Initiative: Because having the right information is always important

Article
3/3/2016
Official TRICARE logo

The Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Information Exchange Initiative (VLER HIE) securely connects health and benefit information systems from the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other federal and private sector partners.

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Technology | TRICARE Health Program | DoD/VA Sharing Initiatives | Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Information Exchange Initiative

HIT acting director talks modernization, cost effectiveness at HIMSS

Article
3/2/2016
Air Force Col. Richard “Chip” Terry, acting director of the Health Information Technology Directorate at DHA, speaks at HIMSS about a major transformation underway within MHS to modernize health data and technology management.

Air Force Col. Richard “Chip” Terry, acting director of the Health IT Directorate at the Defense Health Agency and acting chief information officer for the Military Health System, spoke about major changes to the Health IT infrastructure at the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference in Las Vegas.

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Health Readiness | Technology | Health IT Research and Innovation Strategy | Military Health System Electronic Health Record

Do I look healthy in these genes?

Article
2/29/2016
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson speaks after a panel discussion for the White House Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Summit in Washington, D.C. Feb. 25, 2016.

Medical practitioners, patients, researchers, data analysts, and the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs convened at the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit to highlight innovation and technology strides in preventive and enhanced care for veterans and service members.

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Technology | Innovation | Medical Research and Development

Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems

Presentation
2/10/2016

Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems Briefing

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Improving Defense Health Program Medical Research Processes Update

Presentation
2/10/2016

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Natick scientists collaborating to create 'second-skin' protection

Article
2/5/2016
Dr. Paola D'Angelo, a research bioengineer at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, is working on second-skin, chemical-biological protection.

Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center collaborate with scientists to develop "second-skin," chemical-biological protection

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DoD Meets interoperability requirements for Electronic Health Records

Article
11/23/2015
Department of Defense official seal

The Defense Department has met the interoperability requirements for electronic health records as called for in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014

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Military Health System Electronic Health Record | DoD and VA Information Exchange | DoD/VA Sharing Initiatives | Technology

BATDOK uses technology to save lives

Article
11/2/2015
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bean, an Air Force Pararescue Jumper, demonstrates how BATDOK can be worn on the wrist providing awareness of multiple patient health status. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Engineers with the 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working on wearable technology to assist medics in the field

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Technology | Health Readiness | Innovation

DHA IPM 15-002: HIT Financial Management Plan and Governance Business Rules

Policy

Assigns responsibilities and provides procedures for an expenditure approval process for Health Information Technology (HIT) transition from local Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) and Service-centric management of HIT processes to an enterprise management model. It also provides: (1) a phased approach to DHA HIT financial management implementation, (2) business rules for Military Health System (MHS) Governance of HIT, and (3) procedures for Component Information Technology (IT) submission requests into DHA HIT Governance.

  • Identification #: DHA IPM 15-002
  • Date: 10/1/2015
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: Technology

Composite Health Care System

Fact Sheet
10/1/2015

The Composite Health Care System (CHCS) allows clinicians to electronically perform patient appointment processes and scheduling, order laboratory tests, authorize radiology procedures and prescribe medications.

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