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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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2022 Pharmacy Rates

Technical Document
11/23/2022

MHS GENESIS

Spotlight
11/22/2022
MHS GENESIS

MHS GENESIS, the new electronic health record for the Military Health System (MHS), provides enhanced, secure technology to manage your health information. MHS GENESIS integrates inpatient and outpatient solutions that will connect medical and dental information across the continuum of care, from point of injury to the military treatment facility. This includes garrison, operational, and en route care, increasing efficiencies for beneficiaries and healthcare professionals.

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Leadership, Education, Analysis, Development, Sustainment (LEADS)

Training
/Training-Center/LEADS

LEADS is the proponent of military medical executive skills core competencies. We support leadership development and organizational effectiveness by providing high-quality educational training programs, products and services to include assessment of new training requests, management of the DHA Learning Management System and educational solutions for non-medical care managers supporting wounded, ill and injured Service members and their families.

Naval Medical Forces Pacific Team Participates in Keen Sword 23

Article Around MHS
11/22/2022
Military personnel at Keen Sword 23 exercise

"Keen Sword 23" may sound like a new action movie, but the heroes in this real-life field-training exercise perform leading roles in a whole other theater.

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Colorectal Cancer-725

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11/22/2022
Colorectal Cancer-725

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Candida Ferguson, a general surgeon at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, talks with a patient about colorectal cancer screening. The Defense Health Agency established new age recommendations for screenings. Regular screening with a stool test, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early. (Photo: Deidre Smith, Naval Hospital Jacksonville)

The Healing Roots of Polynesian Dance

Video
11/22/2022
The Healing Roots of Polynesian Dance

BETHESDA, Md. (May 18, 2022) Kristine Keliiliki, a Dance/Movement Therapist with Creative Forces, and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), holds a dance workshop where she shares the healing roots of Polynesian dance, how it supports a clinical setting, and also as a celebration of the Polynesian islands as part of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. (DoD video by Ricardo J. Reyes)

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Lung Cancer 2022

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11/22/2022
Lung Cancer 2022

U.S. Naval Medical Center San Diego’s medical providers conduct a lung cancer screening. With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes and steps to take if you think you need screening. (U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Harley Sarmiento, Naval Medical Center San Diego)

Lung Cancer Leading Cause of Cancer Death

Article
11/22/2022
 U.S Navy MRI technologist behind a computer screen with a magnetic resonance machine in the background.

With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes, and steps to take if you think you need screening.

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Medical and Dental Preventive Care Fitness

Non-Formulary Drugs

Meeting Reference
11/22/2022

This is the non-formulary list from the current P&T minutes in spreadsheet form.

Tier 4 Not Covered Items

Meeting Reference
11/22/2022

This is the Tier 4/Not Covered list from the current P&T minutes in spread sheet form

Basic Core Formulary - Extended Core Formulary Lists

Meeting Reference
11/22/2022

This is the BCF-ECF list from the current P&T minutes in spread sheet form

Prior Authorization Medication List

Meeting Reference
11/22/2022

Prior Authorization Medication List with Links to Express-scripts.com formulary webpage

Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Decreases to 45

Article
11/22/2022
A patient sits in an office with while a health care provider talks to her.

Though the overall death rate from colorectal cancers have been on the decline in recent years, it remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

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Standardized Leadership Board Requirements for all Defense Health Agency Aligned Facilities

DHA Publication
11/18/2022

Policy Number: 5136.04

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s procedures for Chain of Leadership Board requirements across the DHA enterprise to increase awareness of the DHA leadership structure and ensure standardization.

Workplace Safety

Infographic
11/21/2022
Workplace Safety

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart, #besafeatwork The DHA urges service members and staff to be safe in the workplace. Know your surroundings and take safety precautions this winter.

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