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MHS GENESIS Clipboard Eases Check-in, Increases Communication

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3/23/2023
As MHS GENESIS continues to deploy across the Military Health System, new capabilities are added to the electronic health record system to enhance the patient and provider experience. Patients can provide medical information or share issues they wish to discuss with their provider through the platform’s “clipboard” feature.

As MHS GENESIS continues to deploy across the Military Health System, new capabilities are added to the electronic health record system to enhance the patient and provider experience. Patients can provide medical information or share issues they wish to discuss with their provider through the platform’s “clipboard” feature.

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Navy’s Global Engagement Helps Identify and Mitigate Disease

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3/22/2023
Navy’s Global Engagement Helps Identify and Mitigate Disease

In support of the Military Health System, the Naval Medical Research Unit-2 is just one global entity that works with local partners to identify and combat global health threats.

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PrEP: Learn About the Highly Effective Drug to Prevent HIV

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3/20/2023
PrEP: Learn About the Highly Effective Drug to Prevent HIV

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs, otherwise known as PrEP, are powerful weapons against HIV. Through education and raising awareness of HIV exposures, the risks of getting the disease are lower than ever.

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Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps: “Ask for Help” for TBI

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3/16/2023
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps: “Ask for Help” for TBI

Concussions and TBIs are a significant health issue which affect service members and veterans during times of both peace and war. Between 2000-2023, there were a total of 468,424 first-time cases of TBI in the military worldwide, with just over 80% being considered mild TBI.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week Highlights Ready Reliable Care

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3/15/2023
Patient Safety Awareness Week Highlights Ready Reliable Care

The theme for the 2023 Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, is “Be a Patient Safety Hero: Anywhere, Anytime – Always.” While every day is a patient safety day for the Military Health System, a unique spotlight shines on this issue during this international education and awareness-building campaign.

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MHS Leaders Focus on Readiness, Collaboration to Advance Military Health Care

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3/15/2023
MHS Leaders Focus on Readiness, Collaboration to Advance Military Health Care

Medical professionals from across the Military Health System, the federal government, and international organizations met in National Harbor, Maryland, at the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, in February. At two plenary sessions, MHS senior leaders spoke about their joint vision for the future of military health.

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DHA’s New Senior Enlisted Leader Aims to “Make a Difference Every Day”

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3/10/2023
DHA’s New Senior Enlisted Leader Aims to “Make a Difference Every Day”

The Defense Health Agency welcomed U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Tanya Y. Johnson as the new senior enlisted leader in a ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, on March 10. Johnson is the agency’s first female senior enlisted leader.

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Tidewater Market Saves by Integrating and Optimizing Pathology Services

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3/10/2023
Laboratory Technician Andrienne Collier works with wound cultures to isolate microorganisms while working at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth laboratory. As part of the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market, the NMCP laboratory provides a comprehensive range of anatomic pathology, blood bank, and clinical pathology services to eligible beneficiaries in the Tidewater region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dylan M. Kinee/Released)

Efficiency, optimization, and standardizing processes and services is paramount for the success of setting up DHA market structures. That's why Tidewater Market Laboratory/Pathology Integration Working Group was created. Find out how they're collaborating to meet new goals.

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U.S. Military Blood Programs Deliver Lifesaving Support

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3/8/2023
U.S. Military Blood Programs Deliver Lifesaving Support

While collecting blood is a vital part of the Armed Services Blood Program, delivering it to the field ensures that medical professionals have the supply they need to save lives. The ASBP, along with blood programs from each military service, supports combatant commands by transporting life-saving blood to the battlefield.

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Federal EHR Patient Safety Outperforms Legacy, Per Industry Standards

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3/7/2023
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Iannicello, 8th Health Care Operations Squadron, pharmacy noncommissioned officer in charge, prepares to issue medication to a patient at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, on Oct. 13, 2022. (Credit: Senior Airman Shannon Braaten 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

The single, common federal electronic health record (EHR) continues to enhance user outcomes and patient safety with results from industry-standard testing showing improvement over legacy systems for clinical decision support tools related to medication safety.

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Virtual Education Center Provides Health Information to Patients

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3/6/2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Henry Gross, a radiology specialist, drags a simulated patient to safety during Brooke Army Medical Center’s NCO and Soldier of the Year competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, in 2019. The Defense Health Agency’s Virtual Education Center will provide service members with the health and medical information they need to stay ready for the mission.  (U.S. Army photo by Jason W. Edwards)

The DHA has launched a new online tool for physicians. Find out how it could help you more easily navigate the processes involved in accessing your medical and health information.

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Leaders Emphasize Inspiring Change, Creating Community at DHA’s Black History Month Observance

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3/2/2023
Dr. Zoe Spencer, the guest speaker for the Defense Health Agency’s Black History Month event Feb. 15, in her Emmy-winning spoken word piece “Say Her Name.”  (Credit: "Say Her Name - Zoe Spencer - School of Thought" on YouTube)

The Defense Health Agency held a Black History Month event, themed “Inspiring Change,” on Feb. 15.

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Defense Intrepid Network Supports Service Members Across the Continuum

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3/1/2023
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino plays guitar as he receives music therapy as part of his traumatic brain injury treatment and recovery. Kalli Jermyn, a music therapy intern, observes, instructs, and works with Mannino. The therapy is conducted at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Department of Defense photo by Marvin Lynchard)

How the Defense Intrepid Network for TBI and Brain Health addresses the full continuum of care for traumatic brain injury, behavior health, and brain health.

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DHA Supports National Guard and Reserve Deployment Health Needs

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2/27/2023
U.S. Navy Chief Information Systems Technician Caleb Korrell, from Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, has his blood drawn by U,S, Navy Hospitalman Jaysean Sales, from Los Angeles, during a physical health assessment rodeo in the hangar bay on Sept. 23, 2022. The Reserve Health Readiness Program helps maintain readiness and satisfy key deployment requirements by providing medical and dental services to all National Guard, Reserve and active duty service members. (Photo by U.S. Navy Spec. 2nd Class Zack Guth)

The Reserve Health Readiness Program (RHRP) helps supplement the reserve component’s readiness mission and satisfy key deployment requirements by providing medical and dental services to all reserve components and active duty members serving in remote locations.

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Innovations in Military Medicine Recognized by Military Health System

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2/24/2023
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, director of the Defense Health Agency, presents Beverly Luce, senior nurse consultant with DHA’s Primary Care Clinical Management Team, the Federal Military Nursing Leadership Excellence Award. Luce was given the award during the Military Health System awards ceremony at National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 16.  

The Military Health System and AMSUS, the society of federal health professionals, presented a series of awards.

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