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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TARGETING FULL-SPECTRUM DENTAL CARE As a core member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health (LPDH), Henry Schein's, Dentrix Enterprise, to DoD's Electronic Health Record (EHR) Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS. By Kevin Bunker, President, Henry Schein North America Dental Practice Solutions MHS GENESIS provides access to medical and dental informa- tion in one record, which helps centralize patient data, simplify multi-location management, and ultimately improves patient care for active duty servicemen and the 9.6 million beneficiaries in the Military Health System receiving services at over 1,200 locations in 16 different countries. Specifically, Dentrix Enterprise features an appointment book, which maximizes production through visual, goal-oriented sched- uling; a patient chart, which tracks patient clinical information, including existing, recommended and completed treatments, or conditions; a treatment planner, which provides patients with easy- to-understand treatment; a periodontal chart, which records mobil- ity, furcation grades, plaque, calculus levels and bone loss, among other health issues; as well as features a continuing care module, which monitors patients' pending dental care. Holistic Individualized Approach At a time when we're learning more and more about the impact of oral health on overall health, and when the seamless sharing of medical and dental records is paramount, having a complete picture of health is critical for our military service men and women and their beneficiaries. For years, Dentrix Enterprise has been used by numerous community health centers, federally qualified health centers, Indian Health Service (IHS), and other government agencies because it interoperates with numerous medical systems, providing patients with this complete picture of their health. While most other dental practice management systems used in large group practices and health centers evolved from medi- cal systems, Dentrix Enterprise engineers worked directly with dentists to design a system that delivers the dental-specific workflows they need to run an efficient clinic or practice. Pushing the Care Envelope By continuing to meet the market needs of our customers, which includes the DoD, Henry Schein will continue to play a role in helping improve the exchange of vital health information between the public, private, and government medical and dental providers so patient health data becomes more complete and health provid- ers everywhere have all the health information and access they need to provide the best care possible. More info: FACILITATING A SEAMLESS TRANSITION New Military Electronic Health Records (EHR) System is intended to fill the gap between military and civil medical care providers for active and veteran servicemembers Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), remarked recently that the implementation of a new electronic health records system could help facilitate interoper- ability between mobile service personnel and healthcare providers. Bono said during her keynote speech at an Armed Forces Com- munications and Electronics Association event in October that the Military Health System will begin to launch the MHS Genesis EHR system in February in the Pacific Northwest with a plan to fully roll out the system within six years. "We had a wonderful exchange in building the requirements for this with industry," Bono said of the EHR platform at AFCEA Bethesda, Maryland chapter's Health IT Day 2016. "It really alerted us to some of the solutions that were out there we were looking for, recognizing that we have some unique chal- lenges with our globally distributed patient population and also our providers and military treatment facilities," she added. MHS has delayed the launch of the MHS Genesis system from December to February due to technical and compatibility issues identified during early tests. More info: SUBSCRIPTION | scan the code to sign up now! COMPLIMENTARY Winter 2016/2017 | Combat & Casualty Care | 7

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