The Department of Defense (DoD) has named five DoD locations to participate in the Phase III trial evaluating the vaccine candidate under development by AstraZeneca for Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the department’s goal to deliver safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19 by 2021. The study will investigate people who are at an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection.Read More »
The Defense Health Agency has created a new office to support the enterprise-wide implementation of a new electronic health record. The newly established Office of the Chief Health Informatics Officer will work with health information technologists, testers and health care providers for the adoption of MHS Genesis, the Military Health System said Wednesday.Read More »
Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, director for combat support at the Defense Health Agency, said the U.S. military's new electronic health records system works to help DHS manage the quality of care for personnel and protect their data.Read More »
The Defense Health Agency has begun taking over the responsibility for the management and administration of military treatment facilities previously run by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army.Read More »
The Senate has approved by voice vote the nomination of Thomas McCaffery as the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, Military.com reported Monday. McCaffery, who has been performing the responsibilities of primary adviser to the secretary of defense on health care on an acting basis, is expected to take on the permanent role later this month.Read More »
Pat Flanders, chief information officer of the Defense Health Agency, said he is looking forward to the adoption of a commercial electronic health record, according to a report in Government CIO Media on Monday.
He is seeking to implement best practices to support the agency's efforts to deploy new technologies in tandem with industry.
The Defense Health Agency announced an effort to merge the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare systems is in the “strategy development stage,” Bloomberg Government reported Monday. Pat Murray, deputy director of the National Legislative Service for Veterans of Foreign Wars, said the DoD VA Health Care Staffing Services initiative will help the VA provide timely health services to veterans.Read More »