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Our History

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.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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MHS GENESIS Medical Devices

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.32

Establishes DHA's procedures for using medical devices with MHS GENESIS.

Incentives to Attract and Retain Civilian Employees

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 084

Cancelled. Replaced by DHA-AI 1402.01.

Utilization of the Case Management Registry for Military Health System Beneficiaries

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 19-004

Cancelled. Served its purpose.

Dental Sedation Medical Management

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6410.01

Procedures to establish a multidisciplinary approach to dental patient care guided by evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for dental sedation pathways.

Anatomic Gifts and Tissue Donation

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6465.01

Establishes the Defense Health Agency's procedures for organ and tissue donation. This applies to the donation of human organs and tissues, for transplantation, therapy, research, or education, pursuant to Section 1109(b) of Reference (1).

Military Health System GENESIS Training

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 21-003

The MHS is transitioning to MHS GENESIS, the DOD’s modernized Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, to provide enhanced, secure technology to manage health information. While enterprise solution standards control the MHS GENESIS design across the entire MHS and are not specific to one site, the individual components are responsible for ensuring proposed MHS GENESIS end users are properly trained prior to being granted access to the EHR system.

Walk-in Contraception Services at Military Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.09

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for implementation of walk-in contraception services at all Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF), for Active Duty members of the Armed Forces and for eligible beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS) on a space available basis.

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Mandatory Use of the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Facilities Management/LogiCole Facilities Management Systems

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 4165.01

Establishes the DHA procedures for the mandatory use of the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support-Facilities Management, and its technical replacement system known as LogiCole Facilities Management as the Computer-Aided Facilities Management and Computerized Maintenance Management System systems of record.

Telework Program

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 001

Implements the DOD Telework Policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for implementing the DHA Telework Program.

Telework Program and Remote Work

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 1000.01

Implements Reference, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for implementing the DHA Telework Program and Remote Work.

Pain Management and Opioid Safety in the MHS

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.04

Cancelled and replaced by DHA-AI 6025.08, Pain Management and Opioid Safety in the MHS.

Pain Management and Opioid Safety in Military Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.08

Establishes the VA-DOD Stepped Care Model (SCM) for Pain Management as the comprehensive standardized pain management model for the DHA to provide consistent, quality, and safe care for patients with pain with an emphasis on multidisciplinary, multi-modal, and nonpharmacologic pain management

Military Medical Treatment Facility Retiree (and other eligible groups)-At-Cost Hearing Aid Program

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.12

Establishes common and uniform guidelines, standards, and procedures for all DOD MTFs providing hearing health services to beneficiaries through RACHAP.

Standard Appointing Process, Procedures, Hours of Operation, Productivity, Performance Measures and Appointment Types in Primary, Specialty, and Behavioral Health Care in Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 18-001

Cancelled, served its purpose.

Fiscal Guidance for Facility Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization Funding Activities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 7045.01

Establishes DHA's procedures to guide DHA Operation & Maintenance Facility Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization funds management and funds flow articulates stakeholder roles, responsibilities, and functions as delineated within the DHA’s centralized process for executing FSRM.

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Last Updated: March 17, 2023
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