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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.

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Patient Evacuation Coordination Cell (PECC)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

Joint entity tasked with coordinating the intelligent tasking process in support of Joint Theater Patient Evacuation (JTPE), integrating operational, clinical, and medical regulating considerations to inform PM activities throughout the joint ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Patient Movement (PM)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

The act or process of moving wounded, ill, injured, or other persons (including contaminated, contagious, and potentially exposed patients) to obtain medical, surgical, and dental care or treatment. Functions include medical regulating, pre ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Patient Movement Requirements Center (PMRC)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

A joint activity under the command and control of USTRANSCOM and responsible to the geographic Combatant Commander (GCC) for patient movement (PM) management, exclusive of Joint Theater Patient Evacuation (JTPE), for missions originating from, ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Patient [DoDI 6000.11]

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

The term includes uniformed service members, the expeditionary civilian workforce, contingency contractor personnel, and all other PM eligible, or designated, personnel and military working animals.


Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Prevention of Mutual Interference (PMI)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

In submarine operations, procedures established to prevent submerged collisions between friendly submarines; between submarines and friendly, surface ship-towed bodies and arrays; and between submarines, unmanned ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Regulated Patient Movement (PM)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

A process used to describe the comprehensive, coordinated patient evacuation activities guided by an appropriate C2 entity designated by the operational commander.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

USTRANSCOM, Command Surgeon's Office

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
6/22/2018

A joint activity reporting directly to the Commander, USTRANSCOM that serves as the DoD single manager for the development of policy and standardization of procedures and information support systems for global Patient Movement (PM). The ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

Antibiogram

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
10/31/2017

Aggregate profile of bacterial pathogen antimicrobial drug susceptibilities; profiles can be local, regional, national, etc.


Source of Definition:

DoDI 6025.26: DOD PROGRAM FOR COMBATING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA

One-Health Surveillance

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
10/31/2017

Integration of public health and veterinary disease, food, and environmental surveillance through appropriate data sharing, enhancement, expansion and coordination of existing surveillance systems, and creation of a regional laboratory network ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6025.26: DOD PROGRAM FOR COMBATING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA

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
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