• Virtual care: Trusted care anytime, anywhere

    In the middle of Nebraska at a missile alert facility, an Airman gets a fever and needs to see a doctor but the Airman’s options are limited until now. Maj. Michael Vernale, 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, mental health flight commander, in partnership with the 90th Missile Wing

  • MHS GENESIS enabler to more effective military health system

    The Military Health System continues to implement a new, modern electronic health record - named MHS GENESIS - to harness advanced technology and transform how military health care is delivered to more than 9.5 million beneficiaries.The system’s functional champion, Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne,

  • Transition Spotlight: Chief Master Sgt. Julie Bottroff

    The Defense Health Agency is in the process of assuming administration and management of all U.S.-based military treatment facilities. This transition is expected to have minimal impact to medical staff and patients, but is the next major step in a process that should improve patient care and

  • DHA to provide integrated health and readiness

    Beginning Oct. 1, all medical treatment facilities in the continental United States across all branches of the military will integrate under the Defense Health Agency. Under this new umbrella, the 21st Medical Group will support DHA’s four-part aim of improved readiness, better health, better care

  • New DHA director visits Europe, talks military health care consolidation

    As the new director of the Defense Health Agency, Lt. Gen. Ronald J. Place will oversee one of the largest organizational changes within the U.S. military when military hospitals and clinics consolidate under the DHA.He laid out the DHA’s transition plan during a recent visit to Europe.

  • Proper pain management with a proper scale

    The Department of Defense launched a pain rating scale for use in hospitals to better assess pain in patients. The Defense and Veteran’s Pain Rating Scale improves older pain assessment techniques by measuring not only the intensity of pain, but its impact on daily function as well. The scale

  • MHS GENESIS goes live at next wave of military treatment facilities

    The Military Health System’s new electronic health care record, MHS GENESIS, went live at four new sites on September 7. David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base; Naval Health Clinic Lemoore at Naval Air Station Lemoore; U.S. Army Health Clinic Presidio of Monterey, all in

  • A change in leadership for the Defense Health Agency

    Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place became the third director of the Defense Health Agency today in a ceremony at Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va.He succeeds Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, who is retiring after 36 years of service and has been the DHA director since 2015.

  • Military health care consolidation moves to next phase

    The Defense Health Agency will take the next step this fall in evolving health care across the Military Health System, which oversees the care and well-being of some 9.5 million people, including service members, families and retirees.

  • DoD to begin next major phase of military hospital consolidation

    The Department of Defense is preparing for the next major step in consolidating military hospitals and clinics under a single agency, one of the largest organizational changes within the U.S. military in decades.On Oct. 1, the Army, Navy and Air Force begin the final two years of a multi-year

  • Supporting the warfighter of today with innovation of tomorrow

    Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, assistant director of the Combat Support Agency at DHA moderated a panel on Wednesday afternoon at the Military Health System Research Symposium at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Titled “The Future Front Line: Supporting the Warfighter of Today with

  • Individuals, teams honored at MHSRS for exemplary research

    The Military Health System recognized medical researchers’ accomplishments on Monday, August 19, opening day of the Military Health System Research Symposium at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Four individuals and three teams received honors.

  • Transition Spotlight: Col. Beatrice Dolihite, Keesler AFB

    The 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, transitioned to the Defense Health Agency on October 1, 2018, one of the first military treatment facilities to transfer to DHA management.The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office spoke with Col. Beatrice Dolihite, the

  • 319th Medical Group to reorganize base clinic

    Grand Forks Air Force Base’s Medical Group is preparing to reorganize the base clinic into two separate squadrons to simultaneously focus on medically-ready warfighters and providing world-class care to beneficiaries.

  • Medical devices, MHS GENESIS: DHITS session focuses on ties that bind

    The opportunities and challenges of integrating medical devices with MHS GENESIS was the focus of a breakout session Wednesday, July 31, at the 2019 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium, or DHITS. The theme of this year's event, sponsored by the Defense Health Agency, is "One Team, One

  • JBER discusses new electronic health record

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee E. Payne, the Defense Health Agency Assistant Director for Combat Support, and Military Health System Electronic Health Record Functional Champion, visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 9, 2019.

  • Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care

    In an effort to return more Airmen to duty quicker, the Air Force is rolling out a new medical model to restore the overall readiness of our military.Under the new Air Force Medical Reform model, dedicated provider care teams will be aligned to an Operational Medical Readiness Squadron primarily

  • Medical leaders visit Dover AFB ahead of DHA transition

    Military Health System leaders visited Dover Air Force Base May 3, 2019, to better understand the unique mission sets of the base and the needs of beneficiaries served by the 436th Medical Group prior to its transition to Defense Health Agency management this fall.