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Military Health Topics

Here you can find information about Military Health Topics organized by subject. You can also find reference materials that apply to the subject on each topic page.

Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety
Quality and Safety

Learn about topics like the TRICARE health plan, how the Military Health System ensures patient safety, the steps taken by the clinical information management specialists to ensure data in MHS systems is correct, and proposals for changes to TRICARE in the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense budget request.

Acquisition, Procurement and Small Business
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If you are a vendor interested in doing business with the Defense Health Agency, you can find information about the Component Acquisition Executive office, the Office of Small Business Programs, and the Office of Procurement in this topic. Highlights include contact information, upcoming events for vendors, and a forecasts of business opportunities.

Business Support
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In Business Support, we leverage Military Health System expertise to consolidate and standardize business operations, streamline decision-making, and reduce administrative costs, resulting in a more effective, audit-ready enterprise.

Conditions and Treatments
Conditions and Treatments

Information about research and treatment of exposures, injuries and diseases related to Military service and deployment.

Health Readiness
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The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for all medically related Department of Defense policies, programs, and activities. The office is responsible for deployment medicine, force health protection, medical readiness, international health agreements, deployment related health policy, theater information systems, humanitarian and health missions, and national disaster support.

Military Medical History
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Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

Operation Live Well
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Health is one of our most important possessions and is largely determined by daily lifestyle. Good health and vitality are based on a foundation of proper nutrition, physical activity, sleep, avoidance of risky behaviors, and emotional well-being. DoD wants to make healthy living the easier choice and social norm for you and those around you. We have compiled a set of tools and resources that can be tailored to each individual, based on their particular needs and preferences. The Operation Live Well team is here to guide, hopefully motivate, and encourage you with your healthy lifestyle.

Privacy and Civil Liberties
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The MHS takes protection of patient information very seriously. Here you can find: information about how MHS handles breaches of information, tools to use the Freedom of Information Act, training available related to the Privacy Act and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, information on the MHS Privacy Board, information about contract language, Privacy Impact Assessments for MHS IT systems, and information about how MHS protects privacy in research.

Research and Innovation
Technology

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