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Defense Health Agency The Defense Health Agency is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime.

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. The DHA supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the MHS.

It’s time for TRICARE #FactFriday!TRICARE covers the HPV vaccine as recommended by CDC. The HPV vaccine is crucial to ca...
08/14/2020

It’s time for TRICARE #FactFriday!

TRICARE covers the HPV vaccine as recommended by CDC. The HPV vaccine is crucial to cancer prevention in men and women. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfBZk. #Prevent2Protect

Pat Flanders, Defense Health Agency (DHA) Deputy Assistant Director, Information Operations, leads a discussion at an Au...
08/14/2020

Pat Flanders, Defense Health Agency (DHA) Deputy Assistant Director, Information Operations, leads a discussion at an Aug. 12 event commemorating the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) system launch at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility on at North Chicago’s Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center the previous week. Attended by several senior DHA and VA medical logistics leaders, the event spotlighted the years of planning and work by DHA and VA medical logistics leaders to integrate DMLSS into VA health care facilities. The DHA's Solution Delivery Division Medical Logistics Information Technology Program Management Office, which operates and sustains DMLSS, played a critical role throughout the years-long process.

Defense Health Agency Chief Information Officer Pat Flanders, center, and other DHA leaders, are briefed by Lt. Cmdr. Lewis Monroe at USS Red Rover, one of Lovell Federal Health Care Center's branch medical clinics at Recruit Training Command, Naval Station Great Lakes.
The DHA is one of several federal agencies involved in the fielding of a new logistics and supply chain management system - Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) - at Lovell FHCC. DMLSS will eventually be implemented at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. It already is in use by the Department of Defense. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Caylen J. McCutcheon/Released)

This year, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch-AFHSB celebrated the 25th anniversary of its peer-reviewed journal, t...
08/13/2020

This year, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch-AFHSB celebrated the 25th anniversary of its peer-reviewed journal, the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report. Learn more about the MSMR: https://go.usa.gov/xfsd4.

Before your kids go #BackToSchool, whether physically or virtually, capitalize on the opportunity to get them up to date...
08/13/2020

Before your kids go #BackToSchool, whether physically or virtually, capitalize on the opportunity to get them up to date on all of their preventive exams while they still have free time.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfBkE.
#Prevent2Protect

With the increased use of hand sanitizers during the #COVID19Pandemic, the Safety Office at Fort Jackson is urging the c...
08/12/2020

With the increased use of hand sanitizers during the #COVID19Pandemic, the Safety Office at Fort Jackson is urging the community to be safe when using hand sanitizers. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfAYZ.

Many chronic diseases are linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices, which means they are preventable. Incorporating col...
08/12/2020

Many chronic diseases are linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices, which means they are preventable. Incorporating color into your diet is one way you can #Prevent2Protect.

#WellnessWednesday
#MHSTFF

Military Health
08/11/2020

Military Health

We're looking forward to hearing from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Dr. Anthony Fauci about #COVID19Pandemic insights this Thursday during virtual Grand Rounds. You can follow along live on Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facebook and National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Facebook at 1 p.m. on Aug 13.

The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is actively collecting convalescent plasma from donors who have fully recovered ...
08/11/2020

The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is actively collecting convalescent plasma from donors who have fully recovered from #COVID19. If you meet standard donation requirements and have been symptom-free for more than 14 days, your donation could help provide treatment. Call your local donor center today to see if you qualify.

militaryblood.dod.mil

Chronic stress has a significant effect on the immune system that can ultimately cause illness. DHA Connected Health's B...
08/11/2020

Chronic stress has a significant effect on the immune system that can ultimately cause illness. DHA Connected Health's Breath2Relax mobile app provides instruction on diaphragmatic “belly” breathing, which helps lower stress and reduce anxiety.

#TechTuesday
#Prevent2Protect

The DHA Clinical Communities Speaker Series, “Advances in Women’s Health” Home Study Course is now open on the CEPO CE M...
08/11/2020

The DHA Clinical Communities Speaker Series, “Advances in Women’s Health” Home Study Course is now open on the CEPO CE Management System. This home study is available for up to 7.0 FREE CE/CMEs for the following accreditations: ACCME, AAPA, ANCC, ACPE, ASWB, APA, CCMC, AOTA, ARBO/COPE, COPSKT, and ACHE. !

This Home Study is available until Sept. 9, 2020. Contact [email protected] for details on how to participate.

Brooke Army Medical Center is taking on additional trauma patients to ensure its region's trauma response remains unaffe...
08/10/2020

Brooke Army Medical Center is taking on additional trauma patients to ensure its region's trauma response remains unaffected by the #COVID19Pandemic, and has doubled its ECMO capability to care for the community's most critically ill #COVID19 patients.

https://go.usa.gov/xfBBF
#MTFMonday

Even if your children don’t physically go #BackToSchool this fall, they still need keep their vaccines current. Contact ...
08/09/2020

Even if your children don’t physically go #BackToSchool this fall, they still need keep their vaccines current. Contact your child’s doctor to see what you need to do if they’ve fallen behind.

https://go.usa.gov/xfEvS

There are steps you can take to help minimize your risk for depression. Learn more about depression prevention from the ...
08/08/2020

There are steps you can take to help minimize your risk for depression. Learn more about depression prevention from the PHCoE - Psychological Health Center of Excellence: https://go.usa.gov/xyxg4. #Prevent2Protect

It’s time for TRICARE #FactFriday!TRICARE covers breastfeeding supplies and counseling at no cost for new and adoptive m...
08/07/2020

It’s time for TRICARE #FactFriday!

TRICARE covers breastfeeding supplies and counseling at no cost for new and adoptive mothers. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfB4C. #WorldBreastfeedingWeek

The DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch supports U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) immunization programs and provides clin...
08/06/2020

The DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch supports U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) immunization programs and provides clinical consultative services, educational support, and training resources for the entire DoD family.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfBZT.
#NIAM20 #UnifiedandReady

Skin cancer prevention is crucial during these warm summer months. Follow these tips to #Prevent2Protect your skin from ...
08/05/2020

Skin cancer prevention is crucial during these warm summer months. Follow these tips to #Prevent2Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

www.health.mil/summersafety
#WellnessWednesday

For AFMS - David Grant USAF Medical Center - 60th Medical Group, Travis AFB  stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Califor...
08/04/2020
MHS GENESIS helps DGMC deliver life-saving blood

For AFMS - David Grant USAF Medical Center - 60th Medical Group, Travis AFB stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California, the roll out of the Military Health System’s electronic health record #MHSGENESIS saved both time and manpower to complete blood transfusions for their patients. #genesisofGENESIS

https://go.usa.gov/xfV4J

Time is of the essence for blood transfusions and MHS GENESIS saves time

It’s #BackToSchool time, but uncertainty surrounding the learning environment may result in increased stress for your ki...
08/04/2020

It’s #BackToSchool time, but uncertainty surrounding the learning environment may result in increased stress for your kids. DHA Connected Health's Military Kids Connect website can help with you and your child navigate this stressful time.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfBWJ.
#TechTuesday

On Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard was founded by then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. The Coast Guard ...
08/04/2020

On Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard was founded by then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. The Coast Guard is America's maritime first responder. Happy #CoastGuardDay!

Are you a fully recovered #COVID19 patient? We encourage you to see if you qualify to donate plasma at an Armed Services...
08/03/2020

Are you a fully recovered #COVID19 patient? We encourage you to see if you qualify to donate plasma at an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) donor center near you. Call your local donor center today to find out.

militaryblood.dod.mil

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch-AFHSB is the central epidemiologic resource for the U.S. Armed Forces, conductin...
08/03/2020

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch-AFHSB is the central epidemiologic resource for the U.S. Armed Forces, conducting medical surveillance to protect those who serve our nation in uniform, playing a critical role in force health protection.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xf96T.
#UnifiedandReady

On #AirForceDay, we want to give a special shout out to all U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS personnel for the work...
08/01/2020

On #AirForceDay, we want to give a special shout out to all U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS personnel for the work they do to keep United States Air Force and the DHA mission ready!

Yesterday, United States Air Force Lt. Col. Alice Briones, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System deputy director, was app...
07/31/2020

Yesterday, United States Air Force Lt. Col. Alice Briones, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System deputy director, was appointed to the rank of colonel at Dover Air Force Base, DE. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfEdP.

Brig. Gen. George Appenzeller, DHA's Assistant Director for Combat Support visited the Armed Forces Medical Examiner Sys...
07/31/2020

Brig. Gen. George Appenzeller, DHA's Assistant Director for Combat Support visited the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Dover Air Force Base on July 30. Appenzeller learned about the overall #AFMES operations, which includes the Department of Defense DNA Operations and Forensic Toxicology.

Military Health
07/31/2020

Military Health

The Defense Health Agency's Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, participated in a media press conference at the Pentagon focused on #COVID19 testing across the Department of Defense. Payne currently leads the DoD COVID-19 Diagnostic and Testing team, tasked with implementing an integrated DoD-wide testing strategy.

It’s time for TRICARE #FactFriday!TRICARE covers many eye surgeries and treatments, including services and supplies need...
07/31/2020

It’s time for TRICARE #FactFriday!

TRICARE covers many eye surgeries and treatments, including services and supplies needed to diagnose and treat an eye injury or illness. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xwUCj.

Military Health
07/30/2020
Military Health

Military Health

Dr. Paul Cordts, chief medical officer at the Defense Health Agency, and three other medical experts discussed #MHS medical innovations resulting from the #COVID19Pandemic at a health innovation virtual roundtable. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfPPd. #HealthInnovation

Brooke Army Medical Center conducted the first of its kind pre-deployment trauma readiness training exercise to provide ...
07/30/2020

Brooke Army Medical Center conducted the first of its kind pre-deployment trauma readiness training exercise to provide deploying surgical teams with the most realistic and comprehensive wartime skills certification. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xwUCT. #HealthInnovation

Military Health
07/29/2020

Military Health

An innovative technology, known as the Fusion Brain Assessment System, tracks eye movements in individuals and shows promise as an objective measure to diagnose and manage service members with concussions, and enhance force readiness.

https://go.usa.gov/xfQZx
DVBIC - Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

07/29/2020

U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is a fully integrated network of mutually supportive Army religious support professionals, known for their integral and critical contributions to enhancing the readiness of Soldiers of all ranks. Happy anniversary, U.S. Army Chaplain Corps!

#DYK? TRICARE covers Hepatitis A and B immunizations and screenings as part of the annual Health Promotion and Disease P...
07/28/2020

#DYK? TRICARE covers Hepatitis A and B immunizations and screenings as part of the annual Health Promotion and Disease Prevention exams? Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xwUCY. #WorldHepatitisDay

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Guys, I recently migrated to the new system and can no longer access UpToDate. I’m assuming that the Air Force pays for access, but that our new IP addresses aren’t covered under that contract. Does anyone know how I can access UpToDate?
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Please go to "Mission Essential" Only!! Not everyone can telework due lack of equipment!
With COVID-19 precautions set in place internationally, why is it that non-essential personnel are still reporting for duty in facilities? Many of us have young children at home, or immunocompromised/at risk family members. Why is telecommuting not being implemented at a larger scale?
Really appreciate you folks...kicking 65 year-old retirees and family members to the healthcare curb. But it's justified in the name of "readiness," right?
I'm wondering if DHA will ever be forthcoming and simply admit that TRICARE beneficiaries and military retirees are getting kicked out of MTFs in lieu of all the cloak and dagger methods of operating.... Just come out and say that you're screwing retirees who aren't going to get what they were promised at the start of their careers.... Just say it. Clear the air.
Thank you everyone wishing everyone have a good health and happiness and success in every way best wishes to everyone and your family and may God bless everyone and your family