Health Policy

IT to be part of the Military Health System in US

A five year strategic plan for IT and information will be unfolded for Military Health Systems in US according to the Government Health IT reports. The last time MHS formally adopted an IT and information management plan was in 1999, according to MHS CIO Chuck Campbell. The new strategic plan stresses collaboration among the Armed services; Tricare, the military’s health plan organization, Joint Chiefs of Staff, MHS CIO, and Other Department of Defense health-related offices.

The strategic plan comprises of two main goals: Redesigning the MHS IT architecture; and Delivering a robust electronic health record. The plan also includes two second-tier objectives, called the Personal Health Agenda and Enterprise Intelligence. The Personal Health Agenda will provide beneficiaries access to their own medical records, enable virtual visits, and allow them to complete online transactions such as appointing and medication refills.Enterprise Intelligence will enable seamless sharing of knowledge and transfer of best practices, closing the gap between what we know and what we practice, according to the plan. .


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