DoD Rolls Out E-Health Record System at Second Facility

The Naval Hospital Oak Harbor in Washington state became the second facility to utilize the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record system, MHS Genesis. The Naval Hospital is the first inpatient facility to use the system, which incorporates Cerner’s commercial health records system.

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor’s new system incorporates workflows and integrations for surgery, maternity, and other health services.

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MHS Genesis is the the new electronic health record for the Military Health System (MHS,) providing a single, secure health record for military service members, veterans and their families. When fully deployed, it will integrate inpatient and outpatient solutions for medical and dental information across the spectrum of care.

“The Department of Defense and the Military Health System are excited to deploy MHS Genesis at our second site in the Pacific Northwest,” said Stacy Cummings, head of the Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems, in a release.

Leidos is responsible for the records system’s installation and upkeep. Leidos won a $4.3 billion contract in 2015  to consolidate and modernize the military’s electronic health record systems in 2015.

MHS Genesis launched at Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB) in February 2017.  Fairchild Air Force Base and Naval Hospital Oak Harbor were originally scheduled to launch MHS Genesis at the end of 2016, but the project encountered delays. Naval Hospital Bremerton and Madigan Army Medical Center, two additional military hospitals in the Pacific Northwest, are also scheduled to deploy the MHS Genesis system in 2017.

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