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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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Ensuring proper training of both providers and patients is essential for the successful integration and sustainment of MHS GENESIS into MHS care.

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How Military Medicine Is Preparing for the Next Conflict

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6/8/2022
As the Pentagon prepares today’s force for a “near-peer” fight against a large military adversary, the Military Health System is challenged to provide life-saving support for large-scale and dispersed operations.

As the Pentagon prepares today’s force for a “near-peer” fight against a large military adversary, the Military Health System is challenged to provide life-saving support for large-scale and dispersed operations. That’s especially true for the medics supporting troops on the front lines.

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After Leading Through the Pandemic, TRICARE Pharmacy Chief Retires

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How MHS Video Connect Improves Mission Effectiveness and Care Quality

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Army Lt. Col (Dr.) Robert Cornfeld explains how MHS Video Connect's convenient, secure, and easy-to-use virtual video visit capability helps providers keep patients on mission and improves engagement with them, directly leading to better health outcomes.

Open to all active duty service members, retirees, and their families enrolled in a military hospital or clinic, MHS Video Connect empowers patients to meet with their military health provider virtually through live video on any internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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New App Addresses Service Women's Health Care Needs

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The Defense Health Agency announces the release of Deployment Readiness Education for Servicewomen, the agency’s newest progressive web application.

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Top Military Health Care Leader Looks to the Future of Medicine

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Health care has come a long way in recent years, thanks to technology, innovation and unexpected challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. The explosion of capabilities includes robots in the operating room, the expansion of virtual health care and virtual encounters, remote patient monitoring and artificial intelligence.

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MHS Video Connect Offers Convenience, Efficiencies for Providers

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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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How Maintaining Prosthetic Services Can Help Prepare for the Next Fight

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

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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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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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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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Federal leaders highlight electronic health record changes at HIMSS

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Digital health innovation emerges during COVID-19 pandemic

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