Source: Transforming the Military Health System – By David J. Smith, Raquel C. Bono, and Bryce J. Slinger, November 9, 2017, The JAMA Network. Read More Here.
“The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 directs changes to existing management structures, enabling the MHS to collectively transform into an integrated system of readiness and health. The law provides a set of interdependent and nested initiatives to optimize delivery…”
“Today, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and DHA deliver health services independently with varying degrees of integration. Working as a single integrated enterprise, the MHS intends to focus on value expected and defined by the beneficiaries, improve the experience of each patient, and modernize the TRICARE health plan. The Department of Defense plans to transform the MHS..”