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Military Health System Unveils ‘Genesis’ Name for Future EHR

electronic-health-record-EHRThe Military Health System has adopted the name of MHS Genesis for its future electronic health record scheduled for deployment at the end of the calendar year.

MHS said Tuesday it is shifting to the Genesis platform in an effort to stay on track with new creations in medical technology and to give beneficiaries and healthcare providers a responsive system.

Work to deploy MHS Genesis will begin in the Pacific Northwest at the end of this year and installation across all DoD facilities will occur over a period of several years.

William Roberts, MHS functional champion and a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, said MHS aims to encourage patients to fully engage with their healthcare affairs.

Roberts added the EHR is designed to facilitate health record transfers to external providers such as private medical systems and Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities.

A team led by Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will help MHS implement the system under a multibillion dollar contract awarded in mid-2015.

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