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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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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

Shared Service

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Enterprise service activity consolidated under DHA management and provided to the Military Departments as a service in order to reduce unnecessary redundancies, improve performance, decrease costs, and enable the MHS to operate more ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Timeliness

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The ability to deliver effects when appropriate, at a desired time, or within a stated timeframe.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

DMLEnt

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The coalition of medical logistics organizations and activities of the Military Departments and the Defense Agencies that provides focus, collaboration, teamwork, and a shared sense of purpose and vision for meeting the needs of military ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Standardization

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The process by which the Department of Defense achieves the closest practicable cooperation among the Services and Department of Defense agencies for the most efficient use of research, development, and production resources, and agrees to ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

eCommerce

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The use of electronic data interchange standards to exchange transactions with commercial supplier networks. The DLA medical prime vendor program and the electronic catalog use eCommerce.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

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

Commonality

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

A quality that applies to materiel or systems:

a. possessing like and interchangeable characteristics enabling each to be utilized, or operated and maintained, by personnel trained on the others without additional specialized training;< ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Medical Countermeasures

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Medical and select non-medical materiel, including personal protective equipment, required to protect or impair the effects of major population health threats such as pandemic disease and weapons of mass destruction.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

MCF

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

A detailed representation of DoD medical contingency requirements used by the Services and the DLA to conduct strategic assessments of materiel availability in order to assess risk, plan sourcing, and program for readiness programs. The MCF ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

DML Programs

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Formally organized procedures, processes, and responsibilities administered by the DHA in collaboration with the Military Departments that support the Services in execution of common functions and activities to improve DMLEnt performance and ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

JDF

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

A reference list of pharmaceutical items for support during the first 30 days of contingency operations. The JDF is intended to promote the standardization and sustainability of pharmaceutical items as components of medical assemblages and in ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

MMCR

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Items of medical materiel (supplies and equipment) that the MHS must anticipate and plan for in order to build, deploy, and sustain health readiness capabilities in support of globally integrated operations. These include the materiel required ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Medical Logistics Services

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Specialized logistics services required to support operation of an MTF. These include, but are not limited to, hospital housekeeping, linen and laundry, and the management and disposal of regulated medical waste.

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
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