Back to Top Skip to main content Skip to sub-navigation

Coast Guard launches electronic health record system in Pacific Area

Coast Guard medical personnel using MHS GENESIS Coast Guard medical personnel begin using the new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, to provide care for Coast Guard personnel at 32 Pacific Area medical facilities (Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard).

Recommended Content:

MHS GENESIS Toolkit | Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | MHS GENESIS

Late last month, the Coast Guard deployed the MHS GENESIS electronic health record (EHR) system to 32 Coast Guard Pacific Area medical facilities, kicking off the first major implementation of an EHR system for the service.

"Our members have been working diligently to adopt the new electronic health record system while balancing the Coast Guard's mission during a global pandemic," said Rear Adm. Dana Thomas, director of health, safety and work life for the Coast Guard. "Leveraging lessons learned from the pilot wave deployment has helped us continue to carry momentum forward into the Pacific and Atlantic waves.

MHS GENESIS will improve access and quality across Coast Guard clinics and sickbays by providing safer and more efficient patient care. I applaud everyone for their hard work and dedication in this historical transformation."

Later this year, the service will deploy MHS GENESIS to Coast Guard Atlantic Area ashore medical facilities and, combined with those in the Pacific Area, will establish MHS GENESIS as the core EHR solution for the Coast Guard. Both deployments and associated support activities are collectively known as "Segment A" of the Coast Guard electronic health records acquisition program. When Segment A is complete, 43 ashore clinics and 67 ashore sick bays will be using MHS GENESIS for EHR management.

Segment B includes modernization of the Coast Guard's entire medical and dental radiology system. The Coast Guard is targeting completion of Segment B in June 2024. Segment C will extend an EHR capability to all afloat sickbays; that schedule is still being developed.

The electronic health records acquisition will modernize the Coast Guard's health care data management by acquiring an EHR solution in place of its primarily paper-based health record system. Having an EHR capability will make patient record retrieval easier and faster; reduce administrative errors; and allow electronic information exchange with the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and commercial care providers.

The Coast Guard's EHR program, once fully implemented, will service all Coast Guard clinics and sick bays - ashore and afloat.

For more information: eHRa Program page

You also may be interested in...

Naval Medical Forces Pacific’s commander tours NH Twentynine Palms

Article
11/12/2020
Four military personnel in uniform, wearing masks

Weber was briefed on the implementation of MHS GENESIS...and the hospital's response to COVID-19.

Recommended Content:

Combat Support | Health Readiness | Coronavirus | Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | Readiness Capabilities

MHS GENESIS goes live at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Article
11/2/2020
Four military personnel, wearing masks, standing in front of two computer screens that say "MHS GENESIS."

These SME’s impart invaluable knowledge to new users, enabling a successful go-live evolution

Recommended Content:

Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | Electronic Health Record Modernization & Interoperability | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

MHS GENESIS, DoD’s new EHR system, lands at Edwards AFB

Article
10/27/2020
Military personnel standing and sitting at a desk with multiple computer screens

MHS GENESIS is being implemented at DOD hospitals and clinics in a phased approach over the next several years.

Recommended Content:

Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

FEHRM expands joint HIE expanding MHS GENESIS’s reach

Article
10/26/2020
Military personnel at desk assisting an Airman with paperwork

This expansion adds a nationwide network of more than 15,000 hospitals and clinics to the 46,000 community partners already part of the joint HIE.

Recommended Content:

Joint Health Information Exchange | MHS GENESIS Toolkit | Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Program Office | Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS

Navy pharmacy techs support COVID-19 and MHS GENESIS efforts

Article
10/20/2020
Navy personnel in a pharmacy

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Aaron Souders is highlighted for his work as a Navy pharmacy technician.

Recommended Content:

Coronavirus | Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | Combat Support | COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

DHA Director outlines how MHS standardization bolsters reform

Article
10/15/2020
Two soldiers in masks, talking

How COVID-19 repositioned the best laid plans of the DoD.

Recommended Content:

Coronavirus | Joint Health Information Exchange | Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | Military Health System Transformation | COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

NH Twentynine Palms becomes first Marine Corps base to deploy new EHR

Article
9/30/2020
Military personnel standing in front of hospital with sign "MHS GENESIS GO-LIVE"

The implementation of MHS GENESIS began in 2017 in the Pacific Northwest.

Recommended Content:

Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

Beale AFB clinic launches new EHR -- MHS GENESIS

Article
9/29/2020
Photo of Travis Callihan

This new EHR will provide a better level of care for all Department of Defense beneficiaries.

Recommended Content:

Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

Weed ACH poised to implement new EHR

Article
9/22/2020
Two women, wearing masks, looking at a laptop screen.

When fully deployed, MHS GENESIS will provide a single electronic health record for service members, veterans, and their families.

Recommended Content:

Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

NH Twentynine Palms conducts MHS GENESIS mock Go-Live

Article
9/21/2020
Two women in masks, sitting at laptop

For this training event, MHS Genesis trainers worked with clinicians and providers to walk them through the new system and answer their questions.

Recommended Content:

Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

New communications tool rolled out on MHS GENESIS

Article
9/15/2020
Three men, wearing masks, looking at a computer screen.

Through e-Visits, providers address questions, concerns virtually.

Recommended Content:

Coronavirus | Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

JHIEs give providers better access to patient information

Article
9/8/2020
Man looking at X-Ray

The joint HIE securely connects DoD, VA, U.S. Coast Guard and hundreds of other select federal and private sector partners with patient health and benefit information data.

Recommended Content:

Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) Program Office | Electronic Health Record Modernization & Interoperability | Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | Joint Health Information Exchange | Coronavirus | COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

Coast Guard launches MHS GENESIS at four pilot sites

Article
9/3/2020
Man and woman, both wearing masks, in an office.  The man is sitting down in a chair; the woman is standing and looking at a computer.

The pilot phase will be followed by deployment of the system to the service in two waves, Pacific and Atlantic.

Recommended Content:

Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

MHS GENESIS improves patient experience for military families

Article
9/1/2020
Image of a military doctor and a family

How the electronic health record benefits military children

Recommended Content:

Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS | Coronavirus | COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit | MHS GENESIS Toolkit

Opioid tool on MHS GENESIS improves patient safety

Article
9/1/2020
Pharmacist holding out prescription bottle

[The tool] screens a patient’s medical history before an opioid is prescribed.

Recommended Content:

Opioid Safety | Pain Management | MHS GENESIS Toolkit | Electronic Health Record: MHS GENESIS
<< < 1 2 3 4 5  ... > >> 
Showing results 31 - 45 Page 3 of 6

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.