Combat & Casualty Care

Q4 2016

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE MODERNIZING FOR ADAPTABLE HEALTHCARE The mission of the Program Executive Office Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS) is to transform the delivery of healthcare and advance data sharing through a modernized electronic health record for service members, veterans, and their families. To meet this mission, we are deploying a single integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record (EHR), branded MHS GENESIS. The deployment of technology will supply Military Health System (MHS) providers throughout the continuum of care, as well as our private sector healthcare partners, with the necessary to data to collaborate and make the best possible healthcare decisions. As part of the DoD-wide EHR modernization effort, PEO DHMS certified interoperability with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in April 2016. Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) and VA share more health data than any other two major healthcare systems. From a technology perspective, the modernization effort ensures that data captured from service members' health records is shared with the VA and commercial/civil healthcare providers as the service member transitions to veteran status. Approximately 60 percent of beneficiaries receive their healthcare from outside the DoD. The relationship between military and civilian healthcare providers, where medical professionals on both sides can access critical patient information, is vital to maximizing positive patient outcomes. Health data sharing is a critical part of the mission we deliver today. Acquisition of MHS GENESIS In 2013, the DoD made the decision to move away from home- grown government-developed EHRs to a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) capability. Two main factors contributed to this decision. With advances in technology, the needs within the MHS could be The U.S. Department of Defense is deploying a single integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record (EHR) to supply Military Health System (MHS) providers throughout the continuum of care, as well as private sector healthcare partners, with the necessary data to collaborate and make the best possible healthcare decisions. By Ms. Stacy A. Cummings Program Executive Officer Defense Healthcare Management Systems Ms. Stacy Cummings serves as the Program Executive Officer for the Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems. As Program Executive Officer, Ms. Cummings oversees the Department of Defense elec- tronic health record modernization including the operational, data exchange, and interoperability initiatives. Specifically, she provides direction to the following program management offices: the DoD Healthcare Management System Moderniza- tion, the Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems, and the Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office. Ms. Cummings previously held senior executive positions at two operating administrations within the Department of Transportation where she established strategic direction, provided executive leadership and managed daily operations. Additionally, Ms. Cummings served as the Department's executive sponsor for the Joining Forces initiative to connect service members, veterans, and their families with career opportunities in transportation. Beginning her career as an Acquisition Logistics Intern at the Naval Air Systems Command, Ms. Cummings spent 17 years with the Department of the Navy where she gained expertise in logistics, maintenance support and information technology acquisition and deployment. She held senior positions with the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Command; Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers; Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communica- tions, Computers and Intelligence; and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. www.tacticaldefensemedia.com 4 | Combat & Casualty Care | Winter 2016/2017

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