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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.

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MHS Patient Safety Data Snapshot

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11/1/2016
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The MHS Patient Safety Data Snapshot is a monthly compilation of two types of patient safety data: 1) Sentinel Event (SE) notifications submitted to the Patient Safety Analysis Center (PSAC) 2) Anonymous, voluntarily reported patient safety events via the web-based incident reporting system known as PSR.

MHS Patient Safety Spotlight

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11/1/2016
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The MHS Patient Safety Spotlight is a resource designed to highlight best practices and interesting initiatives that come from the field and are worthy of being shared across the enterprise. This resource features data-driven examples of improvement and case studies that tackle specific problems with specific solutions.

Patient Safety in Action Awarding Commitment to Improve the MHS

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11/1/2016
A graphic shows how the HRO Guiding Principles support the MHS Quadruple Aim.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is on a journey to transform the Military Health System (MHS) into a high reliability organization (HRO) to ensure safe, reliable care for all patients and their families.

REMINDER: Requirements for Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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11/1/2016
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Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians requesting ACPE credit must provide their National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) number, date of birth, and notate whether they are a pharmacist or pharmacy tech at the time of registration. They must provide their own NABP number, they cannot use an organization’s or department’s NABP number. Any ...

Traversing obstacles at the new terrain park

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11/1/2016
The new terrain park outside of the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides another means for Walter Reed Bethesda physical therapists to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients without having to go to specific destinations to do so. (DoD photo by Mark Oswell)

Physical therapists use the new terrain park to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients

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Air Force's first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler

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10/31/2016
The Keesler Medical Center recently acquired two da Vinci Xis, which are the newest robotic surgical systems available. One surgical robot is set up as part of the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education to assist surgeons in getting their official robotic surgery credentials. (Courtesy photo)

Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available

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Don’t let holiday stress get you down

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10/31/2016
The holidays don’t need to take a toll on your health. Keep a check on over-commitment and over-spending. Balance work, home and play. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Dougherty)

Despite the fun and enjoyment the holidays can bring for many, for others, it can be a time of stress

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EAMC recognized for high surgical quality for second consecutive year

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10/28/2016
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Eisenhower Army Medical Center has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for its safety initiatives and quality of care again

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Genome Center tracking and sequencing - making a difference in health care

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10/28/2016
Nathan Watt, a research associate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, closely monitors data on a next-generation sequencer in The American Genome Center at the university. This sequencing helps pinpoint genetic mutations that could serve as biomarkers, which can better predict disease risks and outcomes. TAGC is one of four academic genome centers in the U.S. and the only genome center in the federal system.  (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

The American Genome Center at USU aims to study large populations by quickly sequencing thousands of genomes

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Collaboration, shared learning are key themes as the second annual Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium begins

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10/27/2016
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Senior defense leaders and representatives from 14 nations kicked off the second annual Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium

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Military docs using less invasive treatments to fight cancers

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10/27/2016
Army Maj. Nicolas Cahanding with Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, looks at a brain image. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Whetstone)

Interventional oncology, a less invasive way of treating cancers, is part of the Military Health System’s larger effort to eradicate the diseases

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Military researchers making progress in medical simulation

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10/27/2016
A soldier applies a tourniquet to a simulated casualty during a training exercise. (Courtesy photo)

A recent research review highlighted several bright spots for the future of military medicine

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A decade of progress in Women’s health, cancer research

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10/26/2016
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Denise Thigpen, director, Breast Imaging Center at the Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda, reads two mammograms of a patient. (Courtesy photo)

New discoveries at the Murtha Cancer Center have researchers encouraged about Women’s cancer research

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Guice, Rodriguez provide opening remarks at Warrior Care symposium

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10/26/2016
Dr. Karen Guice, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, provided remarks at the first day of the second annual Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium in Tampa, Florida. “We fight together and we heal together,” she said of the collaborative approach and engagement that was represented by attendees. “Sharing our approaches and our research in solving the kind of problems that lead to innovative ways to address and solve each one together – this work never stops. Now is not the time to become complacent or reduce our focus, nor is it the time to limit investments.” (Courtesy photo)

Karen Guice, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, along with James Rodriguez Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Office of Warrior Care Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense provided opening remarks for attendees

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Operation Bushmaster challenges students, enhances readiness

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10/26/2016
Fourth-year medical students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences practiced their skills during Operation Bushmaster, a field exercise that took place Oct. 10-22 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

Fourth-year medical students participated in a field exercise, Medical Field Practicum 202, better known as Operation Bushmaster

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