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Quality & Safety of Health Care (for Health Care Professionals)

The Defense Health Agency's Health Systems Performance Branch integrates the Clinical Quality Program and the Patient Safety Program. Our goal is to promote improved quality and patient safety by engaging, educating and equipping patient care teams to ensure the deployment of and adherence to evidence-based safe practices and the use of relevant clinical performance indicators to eliminate preventable harm throughout the Military Health System. 

We support the military mission by integrating a systems approach to promoting a culture of transparency, collaboration and accountability across the MHS. These practices will increase the likelihood of desired patient outcomes, increase confidence in the MHS health care delivery and build organizational commitment to protect the health of the patients entrusted to our care.

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Jan 5, 2024

Ask the Doc: How Does MHS GENESIS Improve Patient Safety?

MHS GENESIS, the advanced electronic health record, has features that help improve safety and quality care for patients. (Photo: Robyn Mincher)

The Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application worked for what we needed back in 2002. Since then, technology and requirements have changed significantly—and the platform could not keep up. When the Department of Defense set out to replace AHLTA and the other legacy EHR systems, the primary requirement was two-fold: first, patient safety ...

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Patient Safety Awareness Week Highlights Ready Reliable Care

Patient Safety Awareness Week Highlights Ready Reliable Care

The theme for the 2023 Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, is “Be a Patient Safety Hero: Anywhere, Anytime – Always.” While every day is a patient safety day for the Military Health System, a unique spotlight shines on this issue during this international education and awareness-building campaign.

Article Around MHS
Aug 5, 2022

WRNMMC first DOD facility to earn American College of Surgeons new quality verification status

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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has recognized Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) as one of the first 25 hospitals verified through its inaugural Quality Verification Program (QVP). WRNMMC was the only Department of Defense facility achieving the ACS quality verification.

Policy
Jun 16, 2016

Instruction: #DoD Instruction 6200.05, DoD Instruction 6200.05: Force Health Protection Quality Assurance (FHPQA) Program

This issuance establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and defines requirements for the development and establishment of the FHPQA Program in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02, Sections 731 and 738 of Public Law 108-375; Sections 1074f, 1092a, and 1073b of Title 10, United States Code; and DoDDs 6200.04 and 5136.13.

  • Identification #: DoD Instruction 6200.05
  • Type: Instruction
Last Updated: October 05, 2023
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