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Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Mr. Fred Brozoski

Video
9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Mr. Fred Brozoski

Mr. Fred Brozoski, Distinguished Service Award – The Air Medical Research Lab’s Mr. Fred Brozoski provides insight to his Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award-winning research into blast, blunt, accelerative exposure in training exercises. His research includes the development of warfighter protective equipment and vehicle occupant safety systems, as well as test methodologies and devices for predicting the effectiveness of novel protective equipment at mitigating injury to Soldiers and aircrew. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases. (Defense Health Agency video by Ms. Sara Barger, and Mr. Patrick Moore)

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Rapid Opioid Countermeasure System

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Rapid Opioid Countermeasure System

The Joint Project Manager for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical’s Rapid Opioid Countermeasure System’s Dr. Saumil Shah discusses his Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award-winning research into increasing warfighter readiness and reduced operational risk to opioid threats. Dr. Shah’s team provided access to a point-of-injury countermeasure such as the 10mg naloxone auto-injector, ahead of schedule and under cost, is a major step forward to protect and maintain the readiness of the joint force. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Chief Master Sgt. Rodriquez, Jr.

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Chief Master Sgt. Rodriquez, Jr.

Chief Master Sgt. Rodriquez, Distinguished Service Award – The U.S. Air Force’s Chief Master Sgt. Dario Rodriquez’s son, Steven Rodriquez, and his colleagues discuss Chief Master Sgt. Dario Rodriquez’s Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award winning research into en route combat casualty care to the warfighter. Chief Master Sgt. Rodriquez’s expertise was sought after by national and international collaborative, including the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization/Science and Technology Organization. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR)

Dr. James Henry, Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Academia or Industry) – Veteran Affair’s Dr. James Henry and Dr. Kelly Reavis discuss their Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award winning-research into noise outcomes in service members epidemiology (NOISE). The research in this video is the only Department of Defense/Veteran’s Administration jointly-funded longitudinal, epidemiologic study on hearing health in Service members and Veterans across the life course. The NOISE study is the first to demonstrate an impact of tinnitus, the most common service-connected disability in the VA, on a Service member’s job performance. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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MHS Research Symposium

MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Regional Hearing Conservation Program

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: Regional Hearing Conservation Program

Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory’s Regional Hearing Conservation Program’s Dr. Jeremy Federman discusses his Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award-winning research into novel treatments, strategies, and technologies in hearing and balance health. The Regional Hearing Conservation Program team’s work significantly impacted the DOD by translating key research advancements into critical changes to hearing conservation policy and practices that support both the operational readiness and lethality of our service members. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases. (Defense Health Agency video by Ms. Sara Barger, and Mr. Patrick Moore)

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MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: STRONG STAR Consortium

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9/21/2022
MHSRS 2022 Award Winner: STRONG STAR Consortium

Dr. Alan Peterson, Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Academia or Industry) - South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR) Consortium’s Dr. Alan Peterson discusses his Military Health Research Symposium 2022 award-winning research into stress and adjustment disorders in military service members. The outcome of this seminal study greatly advances the care and treatment of those with psychological health conditions, helping more service members and veterans recover and maintain or resume healthy, productive lives. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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9/21/2022
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U.S. Army Astronaut Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio successfully launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, Sept. 21, for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. (Photo: Courtesy of NASA)

Columbus AFB upgrades to MHS GENESIS

Article Around MHS
9/21/2022
MHS GENESIS

The 14th Flying Training Wing will join nine other military installations scheduled for the launch of the new Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS and electronic health record, beginning in September 2022.

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Exciting Time to be at NASA: USU Alumnus, Army Doc Heads to Space

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9/21/2022
Close-up of an astronaut

U.S. Army Astronaut Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio, a 2010 graduate of the Uniformed Services University, successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, Sept. 21, for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

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59th MDW Wilford Hall WHEN MEDCOI PIA

Form/Template
9/20/2022

The 59th MDW Wilford Hall (WHEN)_MEDCOI is also known as Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) Site and Wilford Hall Enterprise Network (WHEN) is an outpatient Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) supporting over 240,000 enrolled Tri-Service Beneficiaries and more than 6,000 military members, civilian personnel, residents, and students. The WHEN Enclave consists of End User Devices (EUDs), switches, appliances, and the data center. The WHEN provides all environmental controls such as light, power, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning, and physical security for the data center. Co-located and Managed Co-located systems within the data center include systems and applications that contain Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data. Data Network Connectivity (DNC), Enterprise Management System (EMS), and the Network Protection Suite are services controlled and managed by DHA and are not included in the authorization boundary.

Prior Authorization Medication List

Meeting Reference
9/20/2022

Prior Authorization Medication List with Links to Express-scripts.com formulary webpage

Basic Core Formulary - Extended Core Formulary Lists

Meeting Reference
9/20/2022

This is the BCF-ECF list from the current P&T minutes in spread sheet form

Non-Formulary Drugs

Meeting Reference
9/20/2022

This is the Non-formulary list from the current P&T minutes in spread sheet form

Tier 4 Not Covered Items

Meeting Reference
9/20/2022

This is the Tier 4/Not Covered list from the current P&T minutes in spread sheet form

Report on Recording of Health Assessment Data in Military

Report
9/20/2022

H.R. 4200, NDAA Conference Report for FY Health Records 2005, 108-767, Section 739(a)(1)

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