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Karen Guice: Military Health System on New Trajectory

Karen Guice, outgoing acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, believes the past five years have set a new trajectory for the Military Health System, DoD News reported Friday.

Amaani Lyle writes Guice weighed in on the state of MHS during her five-and-a-half-year tenure at the Defense Department as she prepares to depart her role on Jan. 20.

“The ASD position is more outward facing and upward facing, and there’s a lot more engagement with the interagency working groups and groups outside of the department,” she told DoD News.

Guice discussed the safety and quality of healthcare in military treatment facilities for more than 9.4 million beneficiaries, according to the report.

“That’s something that we can look back on as collaborative, good work that really has set a trajectory of improvement for the Military Health System,” Guice told DoD News.

She said her office and the Defense Health Agency jointly devised a way to evaluate the MHS in terms of access, quality of care and expectations from a patient’s viewpoint, Lyle reports.

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