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EHR Guiding Principles

The Military Health System (MHS) has adopted 11 (eleven) overarching guiding principles to strategically align the organization's missions and articulate the MHS' commitments during EHR modernization efforts. We are committed to using these principles as a path forward for achieving success.

bulleted list icon Standardize clinical and business processes across the Services and the MHS
people icon Design a patient-centric system focusing on quality, safety, and patient outcomes that meet readiness objectives
three layer icon Flexible and open, single enterprise solution that addresses both garrison and operational healthcare
joining arrows icon Clinical business process reengineering, adoption, and implementation over technology
tic tac toe icon Configure not customize
disc icon Decisions shall be based on doing what is best for the MHS as a whole – not a single individual area 
first aid icon Decision-making and design will be driven by frontline care delivery professionals
clock icon Drive toward rapid decision making to keep the program on time and on budget
mobile device icon Provide timely and complete communication, training, and tools to ensure a successful deployment
notebook icon Build collaborative partnerships outside the MHS to advance national interoperability
snowflake icon Enable full patient engagement in their health


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