“Navy Capt. (Dr.) Christopher Tepera says he’s a big cheerleader for MHS GENESIS, the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record. He served as a urologist and director of surgical services at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington, when the new electronic health record was launched at initial operational capability (IOC) sites in the Pacific Northwest.”
“‘I was a provider learning to use the program as well as part of the command board motivating others who were adopting the program,’ Tepera said. ‘I consider myself very computer literate, and I like technology. So for me, it was an easy transition to MHS GENESIS.’”
“After Tepera became executive officer at Naval Health Clinic Lemoore in California, MHS GENESIS followed as part of Wave TRAVIS, the next EHR deployment.”
“‘Infrastructure improvements based on feedback [from the IOC sites] made adoption much smoother for everyone at Lemoore,’ said Tepera, now commanding officer, Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.”
“‘Also, we learned from the IOC sites what type of training worked, and what didn’t. That feedback made the Wave TRAVIS training significantly better. It was tailored to our needs.’”
“The Military Health System is in the midst of historic transformation to build a more integrated and effective system of readiness and health. MHS GENESIS is a cornerstone of this effort. The new EHR provides enhanced, secure technology to manage beneficiaries’ health information. It also integrates inpatient and outpatient solutions that will connect medical and dental information across the continuum of care, from point of injury to the military medical treatment facility. This includes garrison, operational, and en route care, increasing efficiencies for beneficiaries and health care professionals.”
“When fully deployed, MHS GENESIS will provide a single health record for service members, veterans, and their families. Beyond the user experience, the system also helps the MHS organizationally to better tailor resources to operational requirements…” Read the full article here.
Source: MHS GENESIS: From IOC to Wave TRAVIS, Capt. Tepera’s journey – July 24, 2020. Military Health System.