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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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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

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

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 [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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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