Tag Archives: DHA

DHA Adds 25 New Lab-Developed Tests for Tricare Availability

The Defense Health Agency has updated its policies to make 25 additional laboratory developed tests available to Tricate patients via the DHA Evaluation of Non-U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approved Laboratory Developed Tests Demonstration Project. DHA said Friday the new set of LDTs include noninvasive prenatal screening tests that help providers …

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Military Health System Works to Strengthen Data Security; DHA’s Servio Medina Comments

The Military Health System has stepped up cybersecurity efforts in response to the increasing number of venues of access to information in today’s digital environment. Servio Medina, a cybersecurity leader at the Defense Health Agency‘s health information technology division, said in a statement published Friday on MHS’ website that he believes multiple data access venues increase …

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Vice Adm. Raquel Bono: New MHS EHR System Key to Interoperability Between Soldiers, Health Providers

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has said the implementation of a new electronic health records system could help facilitate interoperability between mobile service personnel and healthcare providers. DHA said Friday Bono said during her keynote speech at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event …

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Armed Forces DNA Identification Lab Collects Servicemen Family Member Samples at Annual Korean/Cold War Briefing

The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory has collected DNA samples from 426 family members of uniformed personnel at the 2016 Korean/Cold War Annual government briefings held Aug. 11 and 12 in Arlington, Virginia. The Defense Health Agency said Friday the family members have met with government officials that specialize in policy update, global operations, DNA …

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Raquel Bono: DHA Eyes Increased Patient Satisfaction Through Military Healthcare Transformation Efforts

Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has said she will prioritize initiatives to implement a modernized electronic healthcare records system and reform the Tricare health plan for U.S. military beneficiaries, Military Times reported Sunday. Patricia Kime writes Bono’s goal since she assumed the director role in November is to increase the agency’s support of …

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Federal Times: GSA to Handle All Health IT Contracts for DHA

The General Services Administration will handle contracts for the Defense Health Agency‘s health information technology requirements under a DHA memo sent April 25, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes that DHA Component Acquisition Executive Michael O’Bar signed the memo to require health agency procurement officers to use GSA’s governmentwide acquisition contracts and schedules for all IT …

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David Lane to Serve as Director of DHA NCR Medical Directorate

Rear Adm. David Lane, former U.S. Marine Corps medical officer and director of health services, has been appointed as the director for the Defense Health Agency‘s national capital region medical directorate. NCR MD works to exercise authority, direction and control over the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Joint …

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