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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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Registry

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

An organized system that uses observational study methods to collect uniform data (clinical and other) to evaluate specified outcomes for a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure, and that serves one or more ...

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

Continuum of Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

An integrated system of care that guides and tracks patients over time and facilitates seamless movement point of injury to discharge from definitive care.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Clinical Practice Guidelines [DoDI 6040.47]

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

Statements and recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Related Glossary Terms:

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Trauma Sustainment Platforms

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

Provides support for medical readiness skill development and sustainment through the planning, programming, and budgeting process to ensure identified operational requirements are met, to include cadre, students, and curriculum development.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Joint Theater Trauma System (JTTS)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/28/2016

A former trauma system that supported monitoring and data collection while embedded within the United States Central Command. Now known as a "CTS."

Source of Definition:

DoDI 6040.47: Joint Trauma System

Trained Health Care Personnel

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Health care personnel who have received periodic health assessment (PHA) program-specific training.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Person-to-Person

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Face-to-face, telephone, or video teleconference dialogue with the individual that is conducted in a private setting to foster trust and openness in discussing sensitive health concerns.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Clinical Preventive Services

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which are intended to prevent or reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, and other conditions and events that impact health.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Periodic Health Assessment Tool (PHA Tool)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Comprehensive, web-based application with standardized questions and medical assessment procedures for conducting required annual periodic health assessments of Service members.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Special Physicals

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Examinations which, because of the individual’s military occupation, are required, e.g., for divers and aviators.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Periodic Health Assessment Program (PHA Program)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

The PHA program provides over-arching program management of the PHA to include:  support in the development of the PHA DoDI and the PHA Defense Health Agency (DHA) Procedural Instruction; update and maintenance of the PHA tool in ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Periodic Health Assessment Tool | Periodic Health Assessment

Periodic Health Assessment (PHA)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

The annual comprehensive medical readiness health assessment that includes routine annual preventive health care screening, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, that reflect morbidity and mortality risks ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Periodic Health Assessment Program | Periodic Health Assessment Tool

Preventive Health Screening

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Refers to preventive health screening questions in the Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) self-assessment.

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Health Care Provider [DoDI 6200.06] (HCP)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/8/2016

Licensed or certified health care personnel (specifically a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, advanced practice nurse, independent duty corpsman, special forces medical sergeant, independent duty medical technician, or ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6200.06: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Health Care Provider [JP 4-02] | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6200.06] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6000.13] | Military Health System [DoDI 6000.08] | Credentialed Provider
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