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DHA Reaches Full Operational Capability; Jonathan Woodson, Douglas Robb Comment

Jonathan Woodson
Jonathan Woodson

The Defense Health Agency has achieved full operational capability as it works to standardize military health services, DoD News reported Friday.

Shannon Collins writes DHA achieved FOC as a combat support agency Thursday as it celebrates its second anniversary.

“Readiness is key, and that’s what this agency is about,” said Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

“The delivery of high-quality, accessible healthcare serves as a foundation of a ready force and a lifesaving combat ability in a deployed environment in countries and environments in which we may be asked to call, and a strong military health service is a force multiplier.”

Douglas Robb
Douglas Robb

Woodson said DHA works to standardize the military health system through the creation of common clinical and business practices across hospitals that serve the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Douglas J. Robb, DHS director, added the agency also aims to establish a standard electronic health records system and a one-stop center for medical training that runs on a single learning system.

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