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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Logistics

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

A function of the MHS that provides the ability to organize and provide life-cycle management of specialized medical products and logistics services required to support health readiness requirements across the range of military operations. ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Clinically Derived Standardized Products

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Medical materiel items that have been standardized for MHS use through the Defense Medical Materiel Standardization Program (DMMSP) or other accepted joint clinically driven standardization process, including the joint deployment formulary ...

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

Stock Keeping Unit

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

For inventory management, a distinct item for sale or issue; sometimes referred to as a ‘line item’.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Joint Readiness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The Combatant Commander’s ability to integrate, synchronize and sustain Ready Medical Forces and Medically Ready Forces to execute his or her assigned mission.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program
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