Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base briefed Air Force Medical Services leaders on the status of MHS GENESIS, the DoD’s new Electronic Health Record, at a workshop in Leesburg, Virginia, Nov. 16, 2016.
Col. Meg Carey, the 92nd MDG commander, explained how MHS GENESIS will dramatically improve health records management.
"Having MHS GENESIS will save patients’ time through access to a patient portal, where they can make appointments, message providers, and access their medical information. It will also improve the quality of care we're able to provide by affording DoD providers easier access to patient records, and better integration with non-government civilian providers."--Col. Meg Carey, commander, 92nd Medical Group
Fairchild is the Department of Defense test base for GENESIS and is scheduled to go live in February 2017.
According to a MHS Genesis factsheet recently released by DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization:
MHS GENESIS integrates inpatient and outpatient solutions that will connect medical and dental information across the continuum of care, from point of injury to the military treatment facility. This includes garrison, operational, and en route care, increasing efficiencies for the beneficiaries and healthcare professionals
MHS GENESIS will replace select legacy healthcare systems, including but not limited to: AHLTA, Composite Health Care System, and components of the Theater Medical Information Program-Joint.
MHS GENESIS will support the availability of electronic health records for more than 9.4 million DoD beneficiaries and approximately 205,000 MHS personnel globally. In addition, it standardizes workflows, integrated health care delivery and data standards for the improved and secure electronic exchange of medical and patient data.