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Military Health System

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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Military Health System (MHS) Clinical Communities

DHA Publication
6/17/2021

Policy Number: 6000.04

DHA's procedures and requirements for operating the MHS Clinical Communities.

Memorandum for Defense Health Agency Staff – Military Medical Treatment Facilities to Implement Updated DHA COVID-19 Medical Coding Policy

DHA Publication
5/13/2020

Policy Number: 20-003

Establishes the DHA’s procedures to standardize the coding for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Military Medical Treatment Facilities.

Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS Medical Device Guidance to Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

DHA Publication
3/16/2020

Policy Number: 6025.32

Provides key stakeholders’ responsibilities for connecting medical devices to MHS GENESIS and establish clinical expectations for connecting medical devices to MHS. GENESIS.

Standard Processes and Procedures for Communication of Laboratory and Radiology Results

DHA Publication
2/21/2020

Policy Number: 6025.28

Provides procedures for implementing uniform accountability and business rules for communicating clinical laboratory and radiology results.

Safeguarding Procurement Sensitive Information

DHA Publication
12/3/2019

Policy Number: 110

Implements DHA's procedures and practices for safeguarding procurement sensitive information.

Management Directed Inquiries of Employee Conduct

DHA Publication
9/14/2018

Policy Number: 040

Establishes the DHA's procedures for management directed inquiries of employee conduct.

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support-Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM): Volume 4: Facility Systems Inventory (FSI) Module

DHA Publication
9/6/2018

Policy Number: 4165.01, Volume 4

Establishes the DHA's procedures for managing data in the Military Health System’s Computer Aided Facility Management/Computerized Maintenance Management System of record, DMLSS-FM.

Insider Threat Program

DHA Publication
9/6/2018

Policy Number: 097

Establishes the DHA's procedures to develop, coordinate, and implement an Insider Threat Program across the DHA.

Printer, Photocopier, and Facsimile (FAX) Transmission for Documents Containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and/or Protected Health Information (PHI)

DHA Publication
9/6/2018

Policy Number: 048

Establishes the DHA's procedures for printing, photocopying, and transmitting and/or receiving via FAX, documents that contain PII and/or PHI

Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS) for Fixed Military Medical and Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs): Uniform Chart of Accounts

DHA Publication
9/27/2018

Policy Number: 6010.13, Volume 2

Establishes the DHA's procedures to provide a uniform and standardized system of health care managerial cost accounting for the Military Health System and MEPRS.

Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS) for Fixed Military Medical and Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs): Business Rules

DHA Publication
9/27/2018

Policy Number: 6010.13, Volume 1

Establishes the DHA's procedures to provide a uniform and standardized system of health care managerial cost accounting for the Military Health System and the MEPRS.

Military Evaluations (EVALs)

DHA Publication
7/23/2018

Policy Number: 100

Establishes the DHA's procedures for evaluating the performance of military officers and enlisted personnel assigned to DHA.

Labor-Management Relations Program

DHA Publication
7/23/2018

Policy Number: 059

Establishes the DHA's procedures for the DHA Labor Management Relations Program.

Physical Security Program

DHA Publication
7/23/2018

Policy Number: 003

Establishes the DHA's procedures for the implementation of an agency-wide Physical Security Program.

Systems Engineering (SE)

DHA Publication
5/24/2018

Policy Number: 093

Establishes the DHA's procedures to implement DOD SE policies for acquisition programs and their supporting projects.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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