Health.mil: 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 Innovation of Tomorrow” the session focused on how military medical research directly translates to support the warfighter.”

“Payne introduced the session saying, “The DHA’s combat support role is an integral contributor to the National Defense Strategy’s prioritization of readiness: everything we do is aimed at building a medically ready force and a ready medical force. The presentations will reflect the range of research underway to develop innovative technologies and practices that will better protect, better prepare, and better care for our troops downrange…”

“Air Force Col. Randall Ivall, chief of the Medical Logistics Division spoke about the systemic innovations that are being implemented in order to find inter-operable medical capabilities across the military medical enterprise. He described how standardization of medical logistics support will not only save money, but it will provide standardization that will be compatible with MHS GENESIS and ultimately, could improve safe patient care. For example, equipment and procurement will go through a pre-acquisition approval with requirements sent to industry partners prior to ordering. Ivall referred to such innovation as a customer-focused, agile model of delivery…” Read the full article here.

Source: Supporting the warfighter of today with innovation of tomorrow – August 22, 2019. Health.mil.

 

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