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DoD Implements Updated Military EHR System at Fairchild AF Base

The Defense Department has conducted a pilot deployment of its updated military electronic health record system at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Terri Moon Cronk writes Fairchild’s 92nd Medical Group is the first military medical facility to implement the MHS Genesis integrated electronic inpatient and outpatient health record.

A team comprised of LeidosCerner and Accenture works to integrate commercial technology across the MHS as part of the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract the industry consortium won in July 2015.

Stacy Cummings, program executive officer of Defense Healthcare Management Systems, said care providers at Fairchild AFB provided positive feedback on MHS Genesis after a week-long deployment.

Cummings added the new system uses the Joint Legacy Viewer to facilitate EHR interoperability with medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs and commercial healthcare providers.

Genesis is designed to help DoD keep up with innovations in medical technology as well as provide a responsive system for beneficiaries and healthcare providers, according to the Military Health System.

The department plans to deploy the modernized EHR platform to Washington-based military medical facilities that include the Naval Hospital Bremerton, Madigan Army Medical Center and Naval Hospital Oak Harbor over the next year.

DoD is scheduled to complete Genesis deployment efforts by 2022.

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