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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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DMLEnt Governance

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The leadership framework comprised of collaborative forums that channel authorities of the separate services and defense agencies to make decisions based on shared DMLEnt vision, strategy, objectives, and priorities.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Agility

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

Ability to think, plan, communicate, and act in a manner that allows effective and efficient (timely) adaptation to an unfolding situation. Agility is reflected in how well logistics operations respond in an environment of unpredictability.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Enterprise Master Data

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The single source of basic business data used across all systems, applications, and processes across the DMLEnt and other authorized users within the DoD information environment. Includes data related to materiel, vendors, contract and price, ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Precision

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The ability to generate accurate, relevant and appropriate effects.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

Efficiency

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/23/2017

The ability to deliver required supplies/services to the customer at the lowest total delivered cost, or the ability to provide required support with the smallest logistics footprint.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction Number 6430.02: Defense Medical Logistics Program

HN Civilians

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/9/2017

Citizens of the host nation (HN) requiring medical treatment; does not include detainees.


Source of Definition:

Delivery of Direct Health Care to Non Detainee Host Nation HN Civilians

Scope of Privilege

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/9/2017

A specified range of clinical procedures, actions, and processes that a DoD health care provider has been granted authority by his or her Military Department or by the Defense Health Agency to perform.


Source of Definition:

Delivery of Direct Health Care to Non Detainee Host Nation HN Civilians

Scope of Practice

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
8/9/2017

A range of procedures, actions, and processes that a health care provider in a given profession, and specialty if applicable, would generally be considered qualified to perform as a result of education, training, experience, and license.

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Source of Definition:

Delivery of Direct Health Care to Non Detainee Host Nation HN Civilians

Forensic Pathology

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
12/29/2016

The branch of medicine concerned with determining the cause and manner of death and identifying the deceased through medical and scientific means, including the autopsy process.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 5154.30: Armed Forces Medical Examiner System AFMES Operations

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

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

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

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

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

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
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