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Connected Health

Connected Health is the branch of the Defense Health Agency responsible for reviewing, evaluating, coordinating, and integrating the use and development of health technology supporting Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries. These technologies include telehealth, mobile apps, mobile web, virtual reality, augmented reality, and wearable devices.

Our mission: Coordinating across the Military Health System to improve health and readiness through technology.

Our vision: Connection and choice in military health care.

The programs and products developed by Connected Health align with the MHS Quadruple Aim to ensure readiness, population health, experience of care, and responsible management of the total cost of health care. Connected Health also supports the DoD’s goals of increasing access to care, establishing best practices and quality standards for health technology and virtual health, and reducing both military suicide rates and the prevalence of stigma associated with seeking health care services. 

Get to Know DHA Connected Health

DHA Connected Health is composed of five sections focused on delivering its mission across the DHA and all its clinical communities:

  • Clearinghouse - Provides evidence-based recommendations on integrating technology into clinical care including recommendations for providers on current and emerging health technologies, objective app ratings and reviews for any health domain, and white papers.
  • Education and Training - Improves patient outcomes by delivering tailored training on Clinical Community priorities including in-person and virtual workshops, e-Learning, webinars and videos, and online and downloadable tools.
  • mHealth Clinical Integration - Optimizing the delivery of integrated clinical care by leveraging web- and mobile-health technologies.
  • Virtual Health Clinical Integration Office -Provides functional leadership, planning, and clinical guidance for MHS enterprise virtual health (telehealth) efforts.
  • Mission Enablement (Operations) - Providing administrative, operations, logistics, and public affairs and communications support to deliver the DHA Connected Health mission.

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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