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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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Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Linen Services Management

DHA Publication
6/16/2021

Policy Number: 6430.02

Establishes the DHA's procedures to efficiently manage MEDLOG linen services.

Information Security Compliance for Defense Health Agency Financially Auditable Information Systems

DHA Publication
1/12/2021

Policy Number: 8100.01

Establishes responsibilities for financially auditable systems. It provides direction to implement DHA procedures that contribute to a clean financial audit for the DOD.

MHS GENSIS Policy Conflict Resolution

DHA Publication
3/12/2020

Policy Number: 20-001

Cancelled and replaced by DHA-PI 6040.10: MHS GENESIS Resolution of Procedural Conflicts

Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Standards

DHA Publication
12/20/2019

Policy Number: 6025.01

Establishes the DHA's procedures to establish required standards for behavioral health care at military hospitals and clinics.

Radiation Safety Program (RSP) and Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)

DHA Publication
8/1/2019

Policy Number: 087

Establishes the DHA's policy for the Radiation Safety Committee and for maintaining occupational radiation exposures.

Management of Problematic Substance Use by DOD Personnel

DHA Publication
4/16/2019

Policy Number: 6025.15

Establishes DHA's procedures to assign responsibilities for problematic alcohol and drug use identification, diagnosis, and treatment for DOD military personnel.

Conference Attendance Review and Approval Procedures

DHA Publication
3/29/2019

Policy Number: 105

Establishes the DHA's procedures to review and approve conference attendance ensuring responsible stewardship of taxpayer money consistent with the ability to manage professional development.

Standard Processes and Criteria for Establishing Urgent Care (UC) Services and Expanded Hours and Appointment Availability in Primary Care in Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) to Support an Integrated Health Care System (IHCS)

DHA Publication
1/30/2018

Policy Number: 6025.03

Describes standard processes and criteria for the establishment of UC services and expanded hours and appointment availability in primary care in military hospitals and clinics.

Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program (DPMAP) Instructions for Fiscal Year 2018

DHA Publication
1/1/2018

Policy Number: 18-001

Provides detailed guidance related to performance management and appraisal of DHA civilian employees.

Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS)

DHA Publication
11/22/2017

Policy Number: 092

Establishes DHA's procedures to implement the policy and procedures of the DOD DRRS.

Industry Partnership Network (IPN) Program

DHA Publication
11/3/2017

Policy Number: 090

Establishes the DHA's procedures regarding the DHA IPN Program.

Accounting of Disclosures of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI)

DHA Publication
11/3/2017

Policy Number: 050

Establishes the DHA's procedures for accounting of disclosures of PII and PHI.

Implementing the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) across the Military Health System (MHS)

DHA Publication
12/8/2016

Policy Number: 6025.01

Establishes uniform guidelines, standards, and procedures for all military hospitals and clinics to implement the surgical quality and reporting guidelines developed by ACS NSQIP, and DOD procedural requirements.

Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) for Health Care Providers (HCPs)

DHA Publication
10/11/2016

Policy Number: 6025.05

Establishes the DHA’s procedures for implementing the authority for PSCs for HCPs.

Regulatory Reviews of Research Studies

DHA Publication
4/1/2016

Policy Number: 083

Establishes the DHA's procedures by which the Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (DHA Privacy Office) will delegate regulatory compliance reviews of research studies.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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