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2018 AMSUS Annual Meeting

The AMSUS Annual Meeting, Nov. 26-30 at National Harbor, Maryland, is the only conference where federal health leadership and professionals from the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, and industry and international partners come together for information sharing and networking.

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The 2018 AMSUS Annual Meeting is November 26 - November 30, 2018 at the Gaylord National at National Harbor, Maryland. Please visit the event website to learn more.

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Navy surgeon general discusses DHA transition

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12/3/2018
Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, spoke about the future of Navy Medicine with military and civilian medical professionals Nov. 29 during the 127th Annual AMSUS Meeting for Federal Health Professionals at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Maryland.

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Collaboration and partnerships emerge as themes of Military Health transformation

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Maj. Gen. Place, director of the National Capital Region, speaks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

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Health leaders: Whole of military health is greater than sum of parts

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11/29/2018
Dr. John Cho (far right), AMSUS executive director, introduces speakers (from left) Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director; Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Army surgeon general; Vice Adm. Forrest Faison III, Navy surgeon general; Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg,  Air Force surgeon general; Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, Joint Staff surgeon, Dr. Richard Thomas, president of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and Dr. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary of defense for health services policy and oversight.

Collaboration stressed as transformation is under way

DHA leaders: Embrace historical changes to military health

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11/28/2018
Vice Adm. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), delivers remarks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

Bono, Kiyokawa describe plans as MTFs come under DHA umbrella

Looking to the future: Leaders come together at AMSUS

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11/27/2018
Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, U.S. Navy surgeon general, delivers remarks at the opening of the AMSUS 2018 annual meeting.

This year’s conference theme is “The Future of Healthcare is Now”

AMSUS 2017: CPT Thomas Nassif

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AMSUS 2017: CPT Thomas Nassif

CPT Thomas Nassif, Research Psychologist at the Research Transition Unit, discusses his findings for combat-related health outcomes at AMSUS.

AMSUS 2017: Kathy Beasley

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The Director of Government Relations for Health Affairs a the Military Officers Association of America discusses the Military Health System's upcoming changes to the TRICARE health program.

AMSUS 2017: Lt. Col. Jose A. Sorto

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AMSUS 2017: Lt. Col. Jose A. Sorto

USSOUTHCOM Deputy Command Surgeon, Lt. Col. Jose A. Sorto, explores global health engagement at AMSUS.

AMSUS 2017: Dr. Richard W. Thomas

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12/9/2017
AMSUS 2017: Dr. Richard W. Thomas

President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences discusses the AMSUS conference and the common theme of change.

AMSUS 2017: Lt. Col. Susanna Roughton

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AMSUS 2017: Lt. Col. Susanna Roughton

Lt. Col. Susanna Roughton, British Army Public Heath Consultant, talks about international health issues at AMSUS.

AMSUS 2017: CAPT David Lau

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AMSUS 2017: CAPT David Lau

CAPT David Lau from the US Public Health Service discusses disaster response at AMSUS.

Decisions, decisions: Experts aim for higher quality, safer care in building electronic health record

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12/7/2017
Dr. Paul Cordts, director of the Defense Health Agency Office of the Functional Champion, speaks on a panel regarding the decision-making behind a large scale electronic health record while at the AMSUS Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on November 29. (Courtesy photo)

Experts discuss ongoing progress, overall goals for MHS GENESIS

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2017 MHS award winners honored

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12/6/2017
MHS “Advancements towards High Reliability in Health Care” Awards: Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Awards - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for “High Value Cost Conscious Care: Optimizing the Electronic Medical Record to Reduce Unnecessary or Redundant Lab Orders.” Pictured (left to right) are Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, Navy Lt. Brett Sadowski, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alison Lane, Navy Lt. Sara Robinson, Navy Lt. Nora Maddy and Tom McCaffery, acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. (Courtesy photo)

The Department of Defense Military Health System honored its top healthcare providers and facilities during an awards ceremony

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From initial entry to retirement, access to seamless health care top priority among leaders

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12/6/2017
Dr. Paul Cordts, (right), director of the Defense Health Agency Office of the Functional Champion, and Dr. Ashwini Zenooz, chief medical officer for the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization executive office, speak at AMSUS Annual Meeting in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on November 29. This year’s conference theme emphasizes force health protection from the battlefield to home. (Courtesy photo)

DoD and Va are committed to working together

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Defense Health Agency earns top 2017 Military Health System Awards

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Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency (far left) and Thomas McCaffery, acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (far right), present the MHS “Advancements towards High Reliability in Health Care” Quality and Patient Safety Award to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital for “Improving Sterile Instrument and Process Handling.” Accepting award (left to right) are Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Asante, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lara Kirchner, Army Maj. Shirley Ochoa-Dobies, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Renardo Reid and Chief Petty Officer James Pell. (Courtesy photo)

Several activities and one individual from the Defense Health Agency were recognized during an awards ceremony

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