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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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MHS IT director explains to HIMSS how recent updates will deliver more from less

Article
2/21/2017
Air Force Col. Richard Terry, the acting chief information officer for the MHS, enjoys a brief moment of levity as he spoke at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 20, 2017. (MHS photo)

In a time of tightening budgets, information technology serves as a critical component in the delivery of the best health care for Military Health System beneficiaries

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Tiny life-saving device receives FDA clearance

Article
2/3/2017
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research senior scientist, Victor Convertino, Ph.D. (right), demonstrates the functions and capabilities of the Compensatory Reserve Index to Army Maj. Gen. Barbara Holcomb, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. (U.S. Army photo by Steven Galvan)

The ability to measure the body's capacity to compensate for blood loss has been the focus of researchers at the USAISR for years

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Hospital goes low, high tech to ensure patient safety

Article
1/19/2017
Evans Army Community Hospital operating room nurse Regina Andrews performs a diagnostic test on the RFID wand. The wand is used to locate surgical sponges embedded with an RFID chip. (U.S. Army photo by Jeff Troth)

To ensure the count of medical sponges is correct in its operating rooms, Evans Army Community Hospital has started using radio-frequency ID sponges

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BLAST: Greater speed, accuracy in recognizing brain injury

Article
1/18/2017
Marines shield themselves from a detonated explosive charge during a breaching exercise. Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face the resulting blast pressure and shock wave that could cause traumatic brain injury. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos)

The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring the development of a portable, three-part system that can measure blast pressure, establish injury thresholds for the brain and analyze potential TBI symptoms

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Technology | Research and Innovation | Traumatic Brain Injury

WBAMC introduces robotic-assisted tubal re-anastomosis

Article
1/17/2017
Dr. Jennifer Orr, urogynecologist, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, stands in front of WBAMC's robotic surgical system which was used to perform the first robotic-assisted tubal re-anastomosis at WBAMC. The introduction of robotic assisted tubal re-anastomosis, commonly known as tubal ligation reversal, provides eligible beneficiaries with a third option for the procedure, an option studies show produces higher success rates for post-operation pregnancy. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

William Beaumont Army Medical Center recently performed its first robotic-assisted surgery for tubal re-anastomosis

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DARPA provides groundbreaking bionic arms to Walter Reed

Article
12/28/2016
Dr. Justin Sanchez, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Biological Technologies Office, fist-bumps with one of the first two advanced “LUKE” arms to be delivered from a new production line during a ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

DARPA is collaborating with Walter Reed to make bionic arms available to service members and veterans who are rehabilitating after suffering upper-limb loss

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Air Force supports improved method for transporting TBI patients

Article
11/28/2016
Cornerstone Research Group’s aeromedical evacuation stretcher is shown during a compatibility test on a KC-135 aircraft. (Courtesy photo)

Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine scientists are testing and evaluating a novel aeromedical evacuation stretcher designed to safely transport traumatic brain and spinal injury patients in air and ground vehicles

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Virtual health extends Army Medicine reach

Article
11/21/2016
Army Lt. Col. Robert Cornfeld, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, conducts the first in-home virtual health visit within Regional Health Command Europe. In-home virtual health provides patients with the option to conduct a doctor's visit without having to go into a clinic. (U.S. Army photo by Ashley Patoka)

In-home virtual health provides patients with the option to conduct a doctor's visit without having to go into a clinic

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Classifying the Histomorphology of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma with Deep Neural Networks

Presentation
11/1/2016

Classifying the Histomorphology of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma with Deep Neural Networks

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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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Technology | Research and Innovation

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

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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Technology

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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AHLTA Web Print

Fact Sheet
10/1/2015

AHLTA Web Print (AWP) is an application embedded in the AHLTA client workstation that provides the ability to print a patient’s entire AHLTA medical record or a subset, eliminating the need to print each AHLTA encounter or result separately.

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Technology | Military Health System Electronic Health Record
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