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Year in Review - A Look Forward

For the Military Health System, 2019 was a year of great change; implementation of the new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, was unveiled in several locations; administration of military treatment facilities in the U.S. transferred from the Services to DHA; a new DHA Director assumed his new leadership position; MHS continued its leadership role in Global Health Engagement, and several other high-profile initiatives spurred the transformation of the Military Health System. 

In December 2019, MHS/DHA seeks not only look back at DHA’s momentous year of change, but also to look forward to 2020 and how these changes will lead MHS/DHA into the next decade.

Spotlight: Year of Military Health 2019

This December, we offer a look back at the highlights of 2019.

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Moments in Military Medicine: The Genesis of MHS GENESIS

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Electronic records are so common, it's hard to remember a time they weren't around. Learn about the #genesisofGENESIS and how electronic health records evolved in the Military Health System over the decades.

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Measles Myths: The Measles Can Be Life-Threatening

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Measles can be life-threatening, especially for children and among people who have a compromised immune system.

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Measles Myths: Hand Washing Alone Won't Prevent Measles

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Hand washing alone will not prevent the spread of measles. Dr. Margaret Ryan, preventive medicine physician, debunks some myths about vaccinations.

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Measles Myths: Vaccines Are Safe

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Vaccine components have been rigorously tested for safety. Dr. Margaret Ryan, preventive medicine physician, debunks some myths about vaccinations.

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Measles Myths: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

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Prevent to Protect: Analia

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Prevent to Protect: Rosarios

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Prevent to Protect: Immunization Awareness

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Getting vaccinated not only protects yourself and your family from deadly diseases, but it also saves the lives to those who don’t have the immune system to fend for themselves. The Military Health System shares the stories of families with children who are at risk when others aren’t immunized.

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Prevent to Protect: Barbara and Floriann

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Day 1 at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium

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8/20/2019
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Navy Medicine researchers from across the globe convened Aug. 19 in Kissimmee, Florida for the start of the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) to discuss the latest scientific advances and initiatives that support warfighter health, readiness, and survivability. We had a chance to catch up with Navy Medicine leaders to get their perspectives on the impact of research to the warfighter, the Fleet, and the Fleet Marine Force.

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Military Treatment Facility Transition

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Genesis of MHS GENESIS

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Dan Pelton: Embedded Behavioral Health Provider

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MHS Minute - January 2019

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Watch this month's edition to see highlights from 2018, a year of great transformation and innovation.

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