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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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Accelerating Digital Health Across the MHS

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Across the Military Health System, we are partnering together to leverage digital health wherever we can – to keep our patients at the center of everything we do.

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MHS Video Connect Offers Convenience, Efficiencies for Providers

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2/16/2022
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MHS Video Connect provides a safe and effective platform to virtually engage with patient “face-to-face”.

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Key Themes Digital Health Ethics

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11/24/2021

This document outlines key themes and topics for providers applying ethics to the use of digital health technology in clinical practice.

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How Maintaining Prosthetic Services Can Help Prepare for the Next Fight

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11/18/2021
Navy Seaman Chris Krobath, a prosthetics patient at Naval Medical Center San Diego, reached for new heights on the hospital’s climbing wall as part of rehabilitation therapy.

Despite the winding down of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Military Health System services for our wounded warriors, particularly those who have lost limbs in these conflicts, remain steady and may well increase in scope during the coming years.

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Meet the Navy Lieutenant Who’s a ‘Rising Star’ in Health Care IT

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11/17/2021
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Navy Lt. Travis Kelley was recognized as one of 10 innovators in the federal information technology field in October.

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From Prosthetic Legs to Cranial Implants: How the MHS is using 3D Tech

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11/8/2021
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30 years after the Gulf War, 3D technology is transforming medicine and lives.

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New MHS Video Connect increases convenient access to care for patients

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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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9/30/2021
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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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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Derek Weida jokes with a physician during his prosthetic leg fitting at a prosthetics clinic in Las Vegas in April 2018.

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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Digital health innovation emerges during COVID-19 pandemic

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8/31/2021
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The DHA's Connected Health Branch was there to support, advise, and deliver new health innovations throughout the pandemic.

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Federal leaders highlight electronic health record changes at HIMSS

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8/31/2021
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The new Federal electronic health record delivers data to healthcare teams wherever a patient receives treatment.

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Ready Reliable Care Framework is Improving MHS Patient Care

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Ready Reliable Care is the Military Health System's framework for ensuring high-quality health care across the force.

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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