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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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Combatant Command Trauma System (CTS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

An organized system modeled after the Joint Theater Trauma System (JTTS) and embedded within a specified Combatant Command (CCMD) that supports the trauma care mission within that CCMD’s area of responsibility.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Continuum of Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

An integrated system of care that guides and tracks patients over time and facilitates seamless movement point of injury to discharge from definitive care.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

DoD Center of Excellence (DCoE)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

A DoD military medical organization that focuses on an associated and well-defined and bounded group of clinical conditions and creates value by achieving improvement in outcomes through clinical, educational and research activities.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

DoD Trauma Registry (DoDTR)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

A registry consisting of a systematic collection and aggregation of trauma casualty care epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes data for a predefined purpose

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Joint Theater Trauma System (JTTS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

A former trauma system that supported monitoring and data collection while embedded within the United States Central Command. Now known as a "CTS."

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Joint Trauma System (JTS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

An organization of subject matter experts that serves as a DCoE for performance improvement and the delivery of trauma care. The JTS is responsible for the coordinated effort that supports the global DoD continuum of trauma care delivery.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

MHS Lead Agent

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

The military medical organization that provides management and leadership in meeting the responsibilities to support a specific MHS compliance-related area and function.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Registry

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

An organized system that uses observational study methods to collect uniform data (clinical and other) to evaluate specified outcomes for a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure, and that serves one or more ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

A set of trauma management guidelines customized for use in the operational setting that maintains a focus on the most common causes of preventable deaths resulting from combat.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Trauma Sustainment Platforms

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

Provides support for medical readiness skill development and sustainment through the planning, programming, and budgeting process to ensure identified operational requirements are met, to include cadre, students, and curriculum development.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Trauma System

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

A trauma system represents a coordinated effort along a continuum of integrated care, between out-of-hospital and in-hospital providers and specialists, in a defined geographic area that delivers the full range of medical care to injured ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Clinical Preventive Services

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which are intended to prevent or reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, and other conditions and events that impact health.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Face-to-Face

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

An encounter when the individuals are physically in the presence of each other.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Health Care Provider [DoDI 6200.06] (HCP)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Licensed or certified health care personnel (specifically a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, advanced practice nurse, independent duty corpsman, special forces medical sergeant, independent duty medical technician, or ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Health Care Provider [JP 4-02] | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6200.06] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6000.13] | Military Health System [DoDI 6000.08] | Credentialed Provider

Periodic Health Assessment (PHA)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

The annual comprehensive medical readiness health assessment that includes routine annual preventive health care screening, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, that reflect morbidity and mortality risks ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Periodic Health Assessment Program | Periodic Health Assessment Tool
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