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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System (MHS) Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

Electronic Data Interchange Personal Identifier (EDI-PI)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/25/2017

A unique 10-digit identifier assigned to each person who has a record in the Defense Eligibility and Enrollment Record System (DEERS) database, including all military personnel, family members, employees, most contractors. The Department ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6040.45: DoD Health Record Life Cycle Management

Adaptability

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The ability to respond to changing conditions and environments by adjusting to apply appropriate mass and weight of effort.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Agility

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Ability to think, plan, communicate, and act in a manner that allows effective and efficient (timely) adaptation to an unfolding situation. Agility is reflected in how well logistics operations respond in an environment of unpredictability.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Authoritative Data

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

A data structure and value domain set that is readily available to provide common domains of data values to different databases.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Authoritative Data Source

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

A data source whose products have undergone producer data verification, validation and certification activities.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Clinically Derived Recommended Products

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Medical materiel items that have been recommended for MHS use by an accepted joint process, for example, the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, but not yet adopted as standardized items in the Defense Medical Materiel Standardization ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Clinically Derived Standardized Products

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Medical materiel items that have been standardized for MHS use through the Defense Medical Materiel Standardization Program (DMMSP) or other accepted joint clinically driven standardization process, including the joint deployment formulary ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Commonality

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

A quality that applies to materiel or systems:

a. possessing like and interchangeable characteristics enabling each to be utilized, or operated and maintained, by personnel trained on the others without additional specialized training;< ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

DML Programs

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Formally organized procedures, processes, and responsibilities administered by the DHA in collaboration with the Military Departments that support the Services in execution of common functions and activities to improve DMLEnt performance and ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

DMLEnt

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The coalition of medical logistics organizations and activities of the Military Departments and the Defense Agencies that provides focus, collaboration, teamwork, and a shared sense of purpose and vision for meeting the needs of military ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

DMLEnt Governance

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The leadership framework comprised of collaborative forums that channel authorities of the separate services and defense agencies to make decisions based on shared DMLEnt vision, strategy, objectives, and priorities.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Efficiency

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The ability to deliver required supplies/services to the customer at the lowest total delivered cost, or the ability to provide required support with the smallest logistics footprint.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Enterprise Master Data

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The single source of basic business data used across all systems, applications, and processes across the DMLEnt and other authorized users within the DoD information environment. Includes data related to materiel, vendors, contract and price, ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

JDF

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

A reference list of pharmaceutical items for support during the first 30 days of contingency operations. The JDF is intended to promote the standardization and sustainability of pharmaceutical items as components of medical assemblages and in ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Joint Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The Combatant Commander’s ability to integrate, synchronize and sustain Ready Medical Forces and Medically Ready Forces to execute his or her assigned mission.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program
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