Tag Archives: Military Health System

DOD Deploys Updated Health Records Platform to Collate Military COVID-19 Vaccination Data

COVID-19 Vaccination

The Department of Defense (DOD) has used its new electronic health records system to collate data on COVID-19 vaccine administration on service members and their family members. Col. Thomas Cantilina, chief health informatics officer at the Defense Health Agency (DHA), said the DOD enlisted Cerner to help develop the archive as MHS GENESIS contnues to evolve. 

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Sehlke Consulting Wins BOA to Support Defense Health Agency

Sehlke Consulting

Sehlke has been awarded a five-year Enterprise Medical Market Efficiency Support Services (EMMESS) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to support the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Sehlke will deliver a variety of services, including strategy and operating model design and implementation; program management; financial management; supply chain management; modeling; and data analysis support. 

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Bruce Doll: DoD Military Health System Should Consider Using Blockchain

Bruce Doll

Bruce Doll, assistant vice president for technology research and innovation at the Department of Defense’s Uniformed Services University, said the military health system should consider employing blockchain technology in tracking COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Doll said he believes leaders at the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and other DoD components should prioritize blockchain to further advance the technology. 

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Military Health System Responds to COVID-19 With Innovation

Military Health

The Military Health System is working to develop medical products and discover new prevention techniques, tracing methods and other approaches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Air Force Col. Todd Rasmussen said the MHS has found new uses for a registry designed to help with combat wounds, known as the Joint Trauma System.

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DoD to Refine Medical Facility Operations; Tom McCaffery Quoted

Department of Defense seeks to refine the structure of medical treatment facilities across the military for boosted readiness and improved clinical training. A report, titled "Restructuring and Realignment of Military Medical Treatment Facilities," features plans to restructure 50 of these sites across the globe, the Military Health System said Wednesday.

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Defense Health Agency Makes New Office for Electronic Health Record Adoption

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.

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