Back to Top Skip to main content

Coast Guard launches MHS GENESIS at four pilot sites

Man and woman, both wearing masks, in an office.  The man is sitting down in a chair; the woman is standing and looking at a computer. Base Alameda Coast Guard personnel test out MHS GENESIS, the service’s new electronic health records system. Base Alameda was chosen as one of four pilot sites to go-live with MHS GENESIS on Aug. 29, 2020. The system will eventually be rolled out to all 43 ashore clinics and 67 ashore sick bays. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard.)

Recommended Content:

MHS GENESIS

The Coast Guard deployed the MHS GENESIS electronic health records (EHR) system to four Coast Guard medical facility pilot sites on August 29, the first step toward service-wide adoption of an integrated EHR system.

The four medical facilities chosen as pilot sites – Training Center Petaluma, Base Alameda, Air Station Sacramento and Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 in San Francisco – were selected because they collectively possess the full range of Coast Guard medical facility capabilities and to leverage resources from the Department of Defense, which has been deploying MHS GENESIS since 2017 in the same regional area.

The pilot phase will be followed by deployment of the system to the service in two waves, Pacific and Atlantic. In the Pacific wave, MHS GENESIS will deploy to 32 Coast Guard Pacific Area shore medical facilities. Beginning in 2021, the Atlantic Wave will deploy MHS GENESIS to Coast Guard Atlantic Area shore medical facilities and, combined with the Pacific wave, will establish MHS GENESIS as the core EHR solution for the Coast Guard. Both waves and associated deployment support activities are collectively known as Segment A of the Coast Guard electronic health records acquisition program. When Segment A is completed in 2022, 43 ashore clinics and 67 ashore sick bays will be using MHS GENESIS for EHR management.

Segment B includes modernization of the Coast Guard’s entire medical and dental radiology system; completion by June 2024 is targeted. Segment C will extend an EHR capability to all afloat sickbays; the schedule is to be determined.

“MHS GENESIS will be a technological leap forward for us. It will be a game-changer for our patients and staff as we transform the delivery of health care to increase readiness and quality across our enterprise,” said Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dana Thomas, director of Health, Safety and Work-life, which includes the Coast Guard's health care system of 43 clinics and 150 sick bays.

The electronic health records acquisition will modernize the Coast Guard’s health care data management by acquiring an EHR solution in place of its primarily paper-based health record system. Having an EHR capability will make patient record retrieval easier and faster; reduce administrative errors; and allow electronic information exchange with the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and commercial care providers. The Coast Guard’s EHR program, once fully implemented, will service all Coast Guard clinics and sick bays – ashore and afloat.

For more information about the Coast Guard’s EHR visit: eHRa program.

You also may be interested in...

Weed ACH poised to implement new EHR

Article
9/22/2020
Two women, wearing masks, looking at a laptop screen.

When fully deployed, MHS GENESIS will provide a single electronic health record for service members, veterans, and their families.

Recommended Content:

MHS GENESIS

NH Twentynine Palms conducts MHS GENESIS mock Go-Live

Article
9/21/2020
Two women in masks, sitting at laptop

For this training event, MHS Genesis trainers worked with clinicians and providers to walk them through the new system and answer their questions.

Recommended Content:

MHS GENESIS

New communications tool rolled out on MHS GENESIS

Article
9/15/2020
Three men, wearing masks, looking at a computer screen.

Through e-Visits, providers address questions, concerns virtually.

Recommended Content:

Coronavirus | MHS GENESIS

JHIEs give providers better access to patient information

Article
9/8/2020
Man looking at X-Ray

The joint HIE securely connects DoD, VA, U.S. Coast Guard and hundreds of other select federal and private sector partners with patient health and benefit information data.

Recommended Content:

Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Program Office | Electronic Health Record Modernization & Interoperability | MHS GENESIS | Joint Health Information Exchange | Coronavirus

MHS GENESIS improves patient experience for military families

Article
9/1/2020
Image of a military doctor and a family

How the electronic health record benefits military children

Recommended Content:

MHS GENESIS | Coronavirus

MHS GENESIS helps DGMC deliver life-saving blood

Article
8/3/2020
Technician wearing a mask, scanning in a label on a unit of blood.

Time is of the essence for blood transfusions and MHS GENESIS saves time

Recommended Content:

MHS GENESIS

MHS GENESIS: From IOC to Wave TRAVIS, Capt. Tepera’s journey

Article
7/24/2020
Two medical officers wearing masks

Provider calls himself cheerleader for new EHR

Recommended Content:

MHS GENESIS

Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet
7/13/2020

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS) -- an acquisition organization that oversees three program management offices.

Recommended Content:

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases | MHS GENESIS | Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Program Office

NMRTC Bremerton Radiology enhances connectivity with MHS GENESIS

Article
6/18/2020
Corpsman showing medical equipment to group of people in masks

New X-ray machine at NMRTC Bremerton provides near real-time capability for patient diagnosis on MHS GENESIS

Recommended Content:

MHS GENESIS

DHA IPM 19-004: Utilization of the Case Management (CM) Registry (Active and Screening) for Military Health System (MHS) Beneficiaries

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Interim Procedures Memorandum (DHA-IPM), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to: Outline responsibilities for MHS and Service Department CM personnel to utilize the CM Screening Registry; Identify requirements to utilize CM coding in alignment with current MHS CM coding guidance; and Require the use of standardized Adult and Pediatric Tri-Service Workflow (TSWF) forms for CM documentation (inclusive of telephonic, virtual, or face to face screening) located within AHLTA system and future Electronic Health Record MHS GENESIS

DOD, VA launch Joint Health Information Exchange

Article
4/21/2020
Image of soldier putting away a paper file

Increased access leads to gains in patient care, outcomes

Recommended Content:

Coronavirus | Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Program Office | MHS GENESIS | Electronic Health Record Modernization & Interoperability

DHA-PI 6025.32: MHS GENESIS Medical Device

Policy

This DHA-PI establishes Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to provide key stakeholders’ responsibilities for connecting medical devices to MHS GENESIS; establish clinical expectations for connecting medical devices to MHS GENESIS; provide references for MTFs to use in procuring medical devices that will be connected to MHS GENESIS; and provide process for MTFs to elevate medical device connection issues related to MHS GENESIS.

Defense Healthcare Management Systems Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

Report
3/6/2020

The Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS) was chartered to transform the delivery of healthcare and advance data sharing through a modernized electronic health record (EHR) for service members, Veterans, and their families.This Annual Report, "Setting the Standard," highlights our many accomplishments and milestones in 2019.

Recommended Content:

Defense Healthcare Management Systems | MHS GENESIS | Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Program Office

Defense Healthcare Management Systems Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

Report
3/6/2020

The Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS) was chartered to transform the delivery of healthcare and advance data sharing through a modernized electronic health record (EHR) for service members, Veterans, and their families.This Annual Report, "Setting the Standard," highlights our many accomplishments and milestones in 2019.

Recommended Content:

Defense Healthcare Management Systems | MHS GENESIS | Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Program Office

Defense Healthcare Management Systems Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

Report
3/6/2020

The Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS) was chartered to transform the delivery of healthcare and advance data sharing through a modernized electronic health record (EHR) for service members, Veterans, and their families.This Annual Report, "Setting the Standard," highlights our many accomplishments and milestones in 2019.

Recommended Content:

Defense Healthcare Management Systems | MHS GENESIS | Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Program Office
<< < 1 2 3 4 > >> 
Showing results 1 - 15 Page 1 of 4

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.