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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.

Automated Information System (AIS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

A combination of computer hardware, software, data, or telecommunications that performs functions such as collecting, processing, storing, transmitting, and displaying information to aid in decision support.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Contingency Contractor Personnel

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

Individual contractors, individual subcontractors at all tiers, contractor employees, and sub-contractor employees at all tiers under all contracts supporting the Military Services during contingency operations.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Defense Transportation System (DTS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

For the purpose of this issuance, the defense transportation system is that portion of the worldwide transportation infrastructure that supports DoD common-user transportation needs, including global PM in both peacetime and wartime. It ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Direct Support

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

A mission requiring a force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly to the supported force’s request for assistance. Also called DS.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

En Route Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

The continued provision of care during patient movement between the roles of medical care; en route care is delivered by qualified medical personnel to optimize positive patient outcomes.


Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Evacuation

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

1. Removal of a patient by any of a variety of transport means from a theater of military operation, or between health services capabilities, for the purpose of ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board (GPMJAB)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

Chaired by the USTRANSCOM Surgeon and comprised of representatives from across the DoD and Intergovernmental PM enterprise, the GPMJAB provides recommendations toward global PM policy guidance, processes and equipment standardization, and PM ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

In Extremis

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

A situation of such exceptional urgency that immediate action must be taken to minimize imminent loss of life or catastrophic degradation of the military or political situation.


Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

In Transit Visibility (ITV)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

The ability to track the identity, status, and location of Department of Defense units, and non-unit cargo (excluding bulk petroleum, oils, and lubricants) and passengers; patients; and personal property from origin ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Integrated Point of Transition

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

The point during the continuum of care where responsibility for PM transitions from Joint Theater Patient Evacuation (JTPE), managed by a patient evacuation coordination cell (PECC), to patient movement (PM) managed by a Patient Movement ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Intelligent Tasking

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

The coordinating process that incorporates operational, clinical, and regulating considerations into comprehensive guidance for the real-time management of PM activities.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Interchangeability

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

A condition that exists when two or more items possess such functional and physical characteristics as to be equivalent in performance and durability, and are capable of being exchanged one for the other without alteration to the items ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Joint Proponent

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

A Service, combatant command, or Joint Staff directorate assigned coordinating authority to lead the collaborative development and integration of joint capability with specific responsibilities designated by the ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Joint Theater Patient Evacuation (JTPE)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

The coordinated theater intelligent tasking activities (medical care, evacuation, logistics, command and control, medical regulation, etc.) that, when integrated, provide for the effective en route care and efficient movement of patients, ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Medical Regulating

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

The actions and coordination necessary to arrange for the movement of patients through the roles of care and to match patients with a medical treatment facility ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT
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