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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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Presidential Management Fellows Program Participation

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 095

Establishes DHA's procedures for participating in the PMF Program.

Probationary Period for Newly Appointed Managers and Supervisors

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 055

Establishes DHA's procedures of probationary periods to be served by newly appointed to managerial or supervisory positions.

Disciplinary and Adverse Actions

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 029

Establishes DHA's procedures for taking disciplinary and adverse actions.

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Force Health Protection Quality Assurance Program

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6200.05

Establishes the procedures for the FHPQA Program.

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

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 18-001

Establishes 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 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

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 096

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

Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Standards

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.01

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

Military Medical Treatment Facility Pharmacy Operations

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.31

Establishes DHA's procedures to implement standardized and efficient Military Medical Treatment Facility Pharmacy Operations.

Standard Processes, Guidelines, and Responsibilities of the DOD Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in the Military Health System Military Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.10

Establishes DHA's Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in military hospitals and clinics.

Deployment Health Procedures

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6490.03

Establishes DHA's procedures to implement and monitor the execution of the DOD deployment health activities.

Guidance for Service Implementation of Code Purple for Obstetric Emergencies

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.30

Establishes DHA's procedures implementing the emergency code, Code Purple, for obstetric (OB) and/or neonatal emergencies.

Standard Processes for the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.26

Establishes DHA's procedures for incorporating the NAL into the MHS Patient Centered Medical Home.

Defense Health Agency (DHA) Management Decision-Making Architecture

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 19-109

Cancelled, served its purpose.

Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System, Volume 7

DHA Publication

Policy Number: 6025.13, Volume 7

Establishes DHA’s procedures to assign responsibilities and establish procedures for managing Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System.

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Last Updated: March 17, 2023
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