MHS: Leadership Discusses Lessons Learned from Latest MHS GENESIS Waves

“The Defense Health Agency’s Program Executive Office for Defense Health Care Management Systems Modernization (PEO DHMSM) held a virtual media roundtable in Arlington, Virginia, June 10. The event allowed representatives from PEO DHMSM, the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization Office (FEHRM), and the Military Health System to provide an update on the progress and lessons learned since the most recent deployment of MHS GENESIS to an additional 25 military treatment facilities April 24.”

“First rolled out at MTFs in the Pacific Northwest in 2017, MHS GENESIS provides a single common electronic medical record for service members, veterans, and military family members. It is scheduled to be fully operational throughout the Department of Defense by the end of 2023.”

“‘As of May, with the completion of Wave SAN DIEGO and Wave CARSON+, MHS GENESIS is now operational across 16 states, with more than 600 locations and approximately 42,000 active users, which accounts for 30% of our total deployment’ said Holly Joers, acting program executive officer for DHMSM, the office responsible for acquisition, oversight, and deployment of MHS GENESIS. ‘It’s worth noting that with the deployment of Wave CARSON+, we more than doubled our footprint in a single day and DOD remains on schedule for completion at the end of 2023.'”

{Joers pointed out several examples of progress throughout the MHS that can be directly attributed to the deployment of MHS GENESIS, including:

  • The ability to treat premature newborns with real-time decision support in critical moments
  • Improving the ability to track the health of service members while transitioning between duty stations
  • Reducing follow-on visits to manage prescriptions and ensuring medications are re-stocked in a timely manner
  • Enhancing training recruit readiness, including the administration of COVID-19 vaccines”

“‘These examples showcase how using a modern personal health record continues to improve the health outcomes and general well-being of our U.S. military personnel and their families,’ said Joers…” Read the full article here.

Source: Leadership Discusses Lessons Learned from Latest MHS GENESIS Waves – By Jacob Moore, June 15, 2021. MHS.

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