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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.

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Policy Memorandum for Defense Health Agency Staff - Civilian Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP) for Fiscal Year 2018

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 18-001

Establishes the DHA's procedures to reissue, cancel, and update TRICARE Management Activity Administration Instruction Number 30, "TRICARE Management Activity Performance Appraisal Program for General Schedule, Federal Wage System, and Certain Other Employees."

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support – Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM): Requirements Module

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 4165.01, Volume 2

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.

Crisis Action Team (CAT)

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 096

DHA's procedures to provide the Director, DHA, and MHS Leadership with situational awareness during periods of increased operational tempo.

Continued Service Agreement (CSA)

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 043

Establishes procedures to implement the Government Employees Training Act.

Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) Uniform Business Office (UBO) Operations

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6015.01

Establishes the DHA's procedures to provide guidelines for the operation of MTF UBOs and prescribes procedures for the Third Party Collections, Medical Services Account, and Medical Affirmative Claims programs.

Civil Liberties Program

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 064

Establishes the DHA's procedures for the DHA Civil Liberties Program.

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Incident Response Team (iRT) and Breach Response Requirements

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 071

Establishes responsibilities, processes, and procedures for individuals and supervisors responsible for assessing and responding to a confirmed or suspected breach that occurs within the DHA.

Surgical and Procedural Patient Safety Practices

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.44

Establishes the DHA's procedures for a policy to improve the quality and safety of medical care provided for beneficiaries within the Military Health System.

Director’s Critical Information Requirements (DCIR), Situation Report (SITREP)

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 3700.01

Establishes the DHA's procedures to ensure timely and structured reporting of critical events in order to provide situational awareness and, where applicable, a coordinated response to support the decision cycle of the Director, DHA, and/or subordinate leaders.

Processes and Procedures for Implementation of Standardized Perinatal Training

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025/16

Establishes DHA procedures to describe standard processes and criteria for developing and sustaining comprehensive systems to provide, assess, and monitor standardized training for perinatal healthcare personnel providing services to patients/birth parents and their infants at military medical treatment facilities.

Scientific Review of Clinical Investigations in Military Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 3200.02

Establishes the DHA’s procedures for scientific review of clinical investigations and research within DOD Military Medical Treatment Facilities

Clinical Investigation Program in Military Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 3200.02

Establishes procedures for the funding and administration of the CIP within DOD MTFs.

Personnel Transferred or Assigned to the Defense Health Agency from the Military Departments

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 22-009

Provides guidance on the use of military members assigned to the DHA and civilian employees who have been transferred to DHA from a Military Department.

Photography, Videotaping, Filming, Recording, and Imaging of Patients, Visitors, and Staff

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6000.02

Establishes DHA's policies concerning the production of still images, videos, and audio recordings of patients, visitors, and staff..

Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (SRM) Enterprise Project List (EPL)

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 4100.01

DHA's procedures for developing a capital investment project prioritization list for DHA’s inventory of real property assets.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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