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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System 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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Feb 27, 2024

Warfare Exposure

The Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) play distinct roles dealing with chemical and biological (CB) exposures. DOD identifies and validates veterans' exposure to CB agents and provides the names of individuals along with their exposure information to the VA. The VA then notifies individuals of their potential ...

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Feb 27, 2024

Smallpox Vaccination Program - Policy

Questions and answers about the DOD Smallpox Vaccination Program, to cover policy and management questions, and military discipline.

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Feb 27, 2024

TEAM UP

Questions and answers about TEAM UP

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Feb 27, 2024

Virtual Health: Appointment Guidance

Virtual health, telehealth, and telemedicine all mean the same thing. These terms describe a patient using technology (computer, smartphone, or tablet, for example) to access their health care.

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Feb 27, 2024

Virtual Health: Technical Guidance

Virtual health, telehealth, and telemedicine all mean the same thing. These terms describe a patient using technology (computer, smartphone, or tablet, for example) to access their health care.

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Feb 27, 2024

Virtual Health: Insurance

Virtual health, telehealth, and telemedicine all mean the same thing. These terms describe a patient using technology (computer, smartphone, or tablet, for example) to access their health care.

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