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Connected Health Hosts DHA Digital Health Virtual Summit

Article
11/22/2021
MHS providers discuss the new MHS Video Connect at the second Digital Health Virtual Summit

The second Digital Health Virtual Summit occurred on Nov. 9 to educate attendees about the Defense Health Agency’s new standard telehealth solution: MHS Video Connect.

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New MHS Video Connect increases convenient access to care for patients

Article
11/4/2021
Air Force Lt. Col. John A. DaLomba

The MHS is rapidly expanding the number of facilities using MHS Video Connect, with all continental United States-based hospitals and clinics expected to have the capability by the end of 2021.

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MHS’s four tips for patient-centered digital health

Article
5/5/2021
Picture of Robert Ciulla with the words "Four Tips for Patient-Center Digital Health"

The MHS is taking the lead at the enterprise level by expanding existing digital health systems and partnerships and rolling out new ones.

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Projects test new approaches to improve health care quality, outcomes

Article
4/15/2021
Military health personnel wearing a face mask practicing a spinal rotation technique

Pilots and demonstrations allow TRICARE to develop and test innovative approaches and services.

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DHA priorities focused on readiness, patients, outcomes

Article
10/7/2020
Defense Health Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place speaks at a podium.

Adaptation key to providing outstanding care to beneficiaries.

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Report on Access to Health Care Services for Reserve and National Guard Who Disclose Sexual Assault

Congressional Testimony
9/9/2020

H.R. 2500, HASC Report for FY 2020, 116-120, Pg. 163-164

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McCaffery Offers MHS View with Blue Star Families Panel

Article
2/28/2020
Thomas McCaffery (center) participated in the Blue Star Families Panel at American Red Cross National Headquarters Feb. 26. He is seen here with Amy Goyer (left), family and caregiving expert at AARP, and retired Army Lt. Gen. Patty Horoho (right), CEO of OptumServe. The panel discussed timely, quality health care for service members and their families. (Photo by MHS Communications)

The Honorable Thomas McCaffery participated in the Blue Star Families panel to discuss MHS transformation for families.

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3D Mammogram Screensaver

Photo
12/17/2019
This graphic states information about 3-D Mammography

Share this screensaver to spread the word about 3-D Mammography coverage

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Study on the Treatment of TRICARE Beneficiaries who are Residents of Puerto Rico

Congressional Testimony
4/17/2019

HR 5515, NDAA Conference Report for FY 2019, 115-874, Pg. 896

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Care Loop

Video
11/29/2017
Air force Tech. Sgt. Mariana Carrano’s business is patient care. She’s one of four Air Force liaison officers with the 86th Medical Squadron at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a short drive from Ramstein AB. As an LO, as they are often called, Carrano is responsible for taking care of a patient throughout the entire care loop – from the moment he or she arrives at Ramstein AB until the moment he or she leaves.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mariana Carrano’s business is patient care. She’s one of four Air Force liaison officers with the 86th Medical Squadron at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a short drive from Ramstein AB. As an LO, as they are often called, Carrano is responsible for taking care of a patient throughout the entire care loop – from the moment he or she arrives at Ramstein AB until the moment he or she leaves.

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MHS Facts and Figures

Infographic
5/1/2017
The Military Health System cares for almost 10 million Americans of all ages, delivering care in military hospitals or clinics, or providing coordinated care through our civilian TRICARE networks.

The Military Health System cares for almost 10 million Americans of all ages, delivering care in military hospitals or clinics, or providing coordinated care through our civilian TRICARE networks.

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USNS Mercy: Deployable Medical Center

Video
4/11/2017
U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners explain the mission of the USNS Mercy and its capabilities.

U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civilian mariners explain the mission of the USNS Mercy and its capabilities.

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Why do you want to be a military doctor?

Video
3/30/2017
Military medical students and junior officers share why they want to be a military medical doctor.

During the 2017 Military Health System Female Physician Leadership Conference, we asked some military medical students and junior officers to share why they want to be a military medical doctor.

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Defense Health Agency: A Joint, Integrated Premier System of Health

Publication
8/2/2016

This brochure describes the Defense Health Agency, its mission and includes resources for more information.

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Patient Centered Practice Hours

Policy

This memorandum encourages Air Force military treatment facilities to establish more patient-centered clinic hours.

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