Back to Top Skip to main content

Articles

The Military Health System (MHS) is an interconnected network of Service Members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

Focus your search by selecting the types of content you are looking for:

Madigan sleep service nationally recognized

Article
11/8/2016
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby M. Scharton, a platoon sergeant with 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, lies down as Christopher Taylor, a sleep technician with Madigan Army Medical Center, checks sensor connections during a sleep study at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Sleep technicians connect 26 sensors to patients that measure eye and muscle movements, brain activity, heart rate and breathing. (U.S. Army photo)

Madigan Army Medical Center earned national recognition for the excellent care provided in its sleep service clinic

Recommended Content:

Sleep | Military Hospitals and Clinics | Quality and Safety of Health Care (for Healthcare Professionals) | Puget Sound

Chairman Lauds ‘Angels of the Battlefield’ at Armed Services YMCA Gala

Article
11/7/2016
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the keynote remarks during the 2016 Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 4, 2016. The 10th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala honored medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on the battlefield. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recognized combat medics, corpsmen and pararescuemen during the 10th annual Armed Services YMCA Angels on the Battlefield Gala

The future of intensive care: Tele-ICU

Article
11/7/2016
United States Air Force Medical Service Seal

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center partners with Veteran Affairs to bring the first Tele-ICU to the Critical Care Unit, improving the quality of patient care

Recommended Content:

Access to Health Care | Military Hospitals and Clinics | DoD/VA Sharing Initiatives | Quality and Safety of Health Care (for Healthcare Professionals) | Technology

Depression symptoms can increase with concussion

Article
11/4/2016
U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Puglio, right, of Foxtrot Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade bandages Army Sgt. Derrick Rouse's head after he received a simulated injury. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carol A. Lehman)

A study shows that patients who are diagnosed with both a concussion and depression report more severe symptoms than patients with only a concussion

Recommended Content:

Traumatic Brain Injury | Mental Health Care

Place brothers are guided by selfless service

Article
11/4/2016
Army Col. Michael Place, commander of Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, discusses school-based health with youngsters. (Courtesty photo )

Among all Army values, selfless service was the one Army Col. Michael L. Place named as the reason he and his two brothers, joined the military and became medical doctors

Recommended Content:

Puget Sound

Warrior Care Month brings attention to programs, resources

Article
11/4/2016
Mr. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense, Office of Warrior Care Policy, meets with a service member during an Operation Warfighter internship fair. Operation Warfighter is a Department of Defense internship program that matches qualified wounded, ill and injured service members with federal internship opportunities during their recovery and rehabilitation.

Warrior Care Month is an important annual effort to increase awareness of the programs and resources available to wounded, ill and injured service members, as well as their families, caregivers and those who support them

Recommended Content:

Warrior Care

Building partnerships through military medicine

Article
11/3/2016
Anthony Tolisano, chief resident with the Tripler Army Medical Center's Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, inserts tubes into a child's ear drum to drain the fluid build-up in his ear. Tolisano was in Palau as part of a mission requested by the Palau Ministry of Health to provide specialty care to the people of the island nation. (U.S. Army photo by William Sallette)

In conjunction with the Palau Ministry of Health, the specialty clinics at Tripler Army Medical Center are making care more easily accessible to the island

Recommended Content:

Global Health Engagement | Civil Military Medicine

Collaboration between DoD, VA aims to improve initiatives for women's health

Article
11/3/2016
As the number of women in the military, as well as those transitioning to VA care, continues to grow, the DoD and VA are working together to meet health-related needs for female service members. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Angela Lorden)

Health Affairs' Women’s Health working group has come together to address needs and issues affecting the health of women in the military and transitioning into VA care

Recommended Content:

Women's Health | DoD/VA Sharing Initiatives

Eifel Health Consortium: German doctors examine base healthcare

Article
11/2/2016
Air Force Col. Alfred K. Flowers, Jr., 52nd Medical Group commander, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, greets a group of German doctors on base at the Brick House. Spangdahlem Airmen and their families rely on local doctors for specialty healthcare. The event brought more than 20 German doctors to the base, which allowed them and base medical care providers to discuss respective healthcare capabilities, practices, philosophies, approaches and concerns in an effort to continuously provide trusted care to Spangdahlem families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Currier)

The event marked the first executive-level, healthcare collaboration event of this magnitude at a U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa base

Recommended Content:

Access to Health Care | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Supporting warrior care through interagency, international relationships

Article
11/2/2016
Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, assistant secretary for policy and planning for the Department of Veterans Affairs, addressed the audience during a panel discussion on international and interagency relationships at James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, Oct. 27, 2016. (MHS photo)

The Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium concluded with a visit to the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida

Recommended Content:

DoD/VA Sharing Initiatives | Warrior Care

Belvoir Hospital offers credentialing to outside providers

Article
11/1/2016
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Emergency Room (U.S. Army photo by Reese Brown)

Belvoir Hospital welcomes military medical care providers from non-clinical assignments to practice in the facility

Recommended Content:

Military Hospitals and Clinics | Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety

Continuing Education Update: Types of CEs offered for approved DoD Patient Safety Program Educational Activities

Article
11/1/2016
Image of the DoD Patient Safety Program (PSP) logo.

The DoD Patient Safety Program offers eight types of continuing education (CE) credit for TeamSTEPPS Train the Trainer, Train the Staff, and other pre-approved educational activities, based on attendee eligibility and provision of necessary requirements by the attendee.

DoD PSP Treasure Chest: November Edition

Article
11/1/2016
Image of the DoD Patient Safety Program (PSP) logo.

Welcome to the November edition of the DoD PSP Treasure Chest! Every month, we will be sharing resources to help you execute your day-to-day patient safety activities easily and effectively. Please visit us often and get access to tools and information developed with you, our committed MHS patient safety champions, in mind!

Feature: Next Steps with Your MHS Patient Safety Culture Survey Results

Article
11/1/2016
Washing your hands is one way to prevent the spread of disease, including swine flu. While emphasizing caution, the surgeon general of the Army said there's no reason to be alarmed by swine flu, because there are treatments available.  "There is no cause for panic or alarm," wrote Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army surgeon general in his blog. "Antiviral drugs are available in the event you become ill; and there are preventive measures you can take to stay healthy."  The Army Medical Command recommends Soldiers and their families avoid contracting the swine flu by avoiding those who already have the flu, and by washing their hands often.

Earlier this year, Military Health System (MHS) staff at military treatment facilities (MTFs) worldwide completed the 2016 MHS Patient Safety Culture Survey (Culture Survey). The data from this survey is key in aiding the MHS journey towards high reliability. Staff from across the MHS, including inpatient facilities, outpatient facilities and dental ...

HRO Corner: The New Modules of the Patient Safety Professional Course

Article
11/1/2016
Col. Edward Yackel, senior staff officer in the U.S. Army Medical Command Patient Safety, Clinical Assurance Performance Directorate, engages with participants during the Patient Safety Professional course.

Transforming the Military Health System (MHS) into a high reliability organization (HRO) requires an understanding of patient safety, quality, and process improvement principles and how they support the larger HRO mission. As part of this transformational journey, three modules of the Patient Safety Professional (PS Prof) course that were redesigned ...

<< < ... 21 22 23 24 25  ... > >> 
Showing results 331 - 345 Page 23 of 80

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.