Two Military Nurses Share Common Ground of Service, Education
Two military nurses may have taken different paths to their chosen profession, but their stories share common ground.
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DHA is improving health care delivery to our service members and their families through innovation. We’re identifying transformative technologies to apply to our entire health care enterprise.
Through our focus on technology, patient-centered care, mental health, collaboration, and military readiness, DHA ensures Military Health System beneficiaries are receiving the best possible care.
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We’re making strides leveraging advances in technology and digital health solutions. These strides improve access to care, streamlines processes, and enhances patient outcomes. How are we doing this? We’re taking full advantage of new developments in telemedicine, mobile health apps, and remote monitoring.
We’re committed to improving patient-centered care. How are we doing this? We’re involving patients and their families in the decision-making process, providing education and resources so patients are empowered to take command of their own health. We’re tailoring the care we deliver to meet their needs. Our mission is to make extraordinary experiences ordinary and exceptional outcomes routine.
We’re actively addressing the mental health needs of our service members and their families. How are we doing this? We’re looking for innovative ways to improve mental health care services and resources, while working to reduce the stigma around mental health.
We’re aiming to enable a culture of innovation focused on delivering improved health care to our MHS beneficiaries. How are we doing this? We’re fostering partnerships with industry, academia, the non-profit sector, and collaborating with other government agencies.
We support military readiness by delivering great health care to our beneficiaries at our military hospitals and clinics. How are we doing this? By developing new approaches to health care delivery we’re supporting the unique needs of our service members and their families.
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“Our vision of the future is one where [we] are liberated by technology rather than burdened by it…We are going to meet the patients where they are. Anytime. Anywhere. Always.” – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, DHA Director.
Watch Lt. Gen. Crosland’s presentation from the 2023 AMSUS annual meeting on DVIDS.
Wave 3 – Converged Ecosystems
Sailors from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Portsmouth enhanced a casualty receiving treatment and amphibious assault ship USS Bataan and conducted a three-day certification exercise as part of a continued commitment to mission readiness, March 21.
Diagnostic imaging specialists are medical professionals that use imaging equipment and soundwaves to form images of many parts of the body, known as ultrasounds. They are trained to acquire and analyze these sonographic images so that doctors can diagnose and treat many medical conditions.
The Defense Innovation Unit, in partnership with the private sector, has developed a wearable device that was highly successful during the COVID-19 pandemic in identifying infections.
The Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System – Hearing Conservation (DOEHRS-HC) is an information system designed to support personal auditory readiness and help prevent hearing loss through early detection.
Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, signed a policy today to initiate implementation of the Brandon Act and improve the process for service members seeking mental health support.
Army Medicine, Defense Health Agency, and TRICARE East region contractor Humana Military representatives welcomed local TRICARE network health care providers to the Sabalauski Air Assault School on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on April 13.
Lab professionals provide value to the MHS and DHA communities.
“My priorities as a combat support agency are about health of the force, and the redesign of our health care system is about health of our patient,” said U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Crosland. “And as an agency, it’s about health of our people.”
For the first time, medical representatives from the Defense Health Agency participated in a combatant command movement exercise, the Ultimate Caduceus 2023 held in March. The objective was to test the Department of Defense’s aeromedical evacuation and critical care transport capabilities.
The 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron embarks on the U.S. Air Force’s first-ever AE paramedic-led flight in charge of an all-enlisted medical crew.
Questions and answers about Project 112 SHAD
Questions and answers about Human Subject Research at Ft. Detrick
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital is the latest military hospital or clinic in the Military Health System to join the Defense Health Agency’s Joint Tele-Critical Care Network. The JTCCN virtually integrates 24/7 access to highly skilled critical care physicians, or intensivists, from DHA medical centers, or hubs like Naval Medical Center San Diego and Brooke Army Medical Center, with satellite intensive care units at nearly 20 military hospitals or clinics worldwide.
Whether on the sport field or the battlefield, the Defense Health Agency is the global leader in research on the effects of concussion—known as mild traumatic brain injury—in the military. Its research has fueled the development of protocols to help providers assess and treat concussion from initial injury to acute and post-acute medical settings, rehabilitation, and, ultimately, a return to family, community, work, continued duty, or recreation.
The office of Aeromedical Operational and Clinical Psychology, or AOCP, offers aerospace and operational clinical consultation for units throughout the U.S. Air Force and has done so for over a decade.
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