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Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS)



One Team – One Mission: Embracing MHS Transformation

The Defense Health Information Technology Symposium is a three-day annual conference, hosted by the Defense Health Agency. DHITS attendees are government, military, and industry information technology professionals. The symposium provides a unique venue for knowledge sharing, innovative ideas, discussions of lessons learned, and the introduction of exciting new developments within the Military Health System. DHITS offers Department of Defense healthcare professionals an opportunity to lean-in to the MHS transformation to ensure high-quality, patient-centered care.

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CyberLOG's the safe word for medical devices, equipment

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Air Force Maj. Jeffrey Barnes, chief medical information officer for DHA Medical Logistics, is coordinating the transition of DHA medical logistics as well as the medical device Risk Management Framework. (DHA photo)

RMF is a structured process that identifies potential cyber threats, and defines strategies to eliminate or minimize risks

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Better together: DoD, VA collaboration focus of DHITS session

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8/1/2019
Chris Harrington, deputy assistant director of the Defense Health Agency's Information Operations Solution Delivery Division, interacts with an attendee at the 2019 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium. Harrington spoke about DoD-VA collaboration on Wednesday, July 31, during a breakout session at DHITS. The theme of this year's DHA-sponsored event is "One Team, One Mission – Enabling MHS Transformation." (MHS photo)

Joint IT health applications benefit both, leaders say

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Medical devices, MHS GENESIS: DHITS session focuses on ties that bind

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7/31/2019
Saad Khan, (left), DHA's chief of biomedical devices integration listens to Air Force Lt. Col. Christina Sheets (right), the assistant program manager for MHS GENESIS Baseline.  Khan explained that across five clinical capabilities – anesthesia, laboratory, PACS (picture archiving and communications system), pharmacy, and physiological monitoring – 17,359 individual medical devices are currently connected to legacy electronic health records. (MHS photo)

No compromises on patient safety, Khan stresses

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Flanders rallies health IT professionals to be 'cost warriors'

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Pat Flanders, deputy assistant director for Information Operations, and Military Health System chief information officer, spoke about Ektropy. Ektropy is a customized web-based program and portfolio management solution that helps the MHS run like a business. It provides unprecedented relational view among cost, contracts, personnel, and programs across the MHS. The name is meant to be the antonym of the word entropy, which means lack of order. (MHS photo)

DHA's chief information officer gives opening remarks at DHITS

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D2D lays down road ahead for MHS GENESIS rollout

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7/27/2018
Mark Goodge, chief technology officer for the Defense Health Agency, speaks to attendees of the Defense Health Information Technology Symposium about the agency Desktop to Datacenter initiative.

As military treatment facilities prepare for MHS GENESIS, the Military Health System’s new electronic health record, patients and providers will soon embrace more access and better delivery of care.

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Cyber fitness is everyone's responsibility today

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7/27/2018
Servio Medina from the Cyber Policy Branch of the Defense Health Agency speaks at DHITS 2018 on the need for exercising cyber fitness practices in today's technology driven life.

Taking care of our physical self and personal hygiene – working out, eating well, and washing up – is a normal part of our daily lives. If we put the same effort into making sure we’re ‘in shape’ in the cyber world, we could make a big difference in protecting our personal information.

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MHS GENESIS: Continuing to make progress

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7/25/2018
Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, and Ms. Stacy Cummings, Program Executive Officer for Defense Health Management Systems, answer questions about the progress of MHS GENESIS electronic Health record during the 2018 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium July 24 in Orlando, Florida.

Senior Military Health System leaders met at the Defense Health Information Technology Symposium in Orlando, Florida, to discuss progress with MHS GENESIS

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