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The Military Health System is an interconnected network of service members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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Health Informaticists: At the Intersection of People, Processes, and Technology

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5/15/2024
Health Informaticists: At the Intersection of People, Processes, and Technology

Health informaticists play a vital part in enhancing military health care. “The role of the health informaticist is to bridge the gap between the activities of health care and the capabilities of technology,” said U.S. Air Force Col. (Dr.) Thomas J. Cantilina, chief health informatics officer for the Defense Health Agency.

Military Health Experts Warn about Potentially Life-Threatening Meat Allergy from Tick Bite

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5/15/2024
Military Health Experts Warn about Potentially Life-Threatening Meat Allergy from Tick Bite

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 500,000 people in the U.S. have a serious allergic condition called alpha-gal syndrome, or AGS, also known as the red-meat allergy or tick-bite meat allergy.

Boothless Audio Testing Helps Military Hearing Experts Advance Science While Improving Force Readiness

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5/15/2024
Boothless Audio Testing Helps Military Hearing Experts Advance Science While Improving Force Readiness

Hearing problems—such as hearing loss and tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ears—are the leading conditions for service-connected disability compensation. To prevent these conditions, the military requires routine hearing readiness testing which has been limited by the use of specialized booths. To increase testing ability, military audiology experts have conducted a pilot program to use boothless audiometers.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Oklahoma due to Storm Damage

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5/15/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Oklahoma due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of Oklahoma counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 5 Mississippi Counties due to Storm Damage

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5/15/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 5 Mississippi Counties due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in five Mississippi counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 24, 2024, due to storm damage.

Q&A: What To Know as New TRICARE Contracts Begin in 2025

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5/15/2024
Q&A: What To Know as New TRICARE Contracts Begin in 2025

New TRICARE managed care support contracts, known as T-5, will start on Jan. 1, 2025. The new contracts will improve health care delivery, quality, and access for beneficiaries living in the United States.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Florida due to Storm Damage

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5/14/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Florida due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of Florida counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage.

TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to 1 Additional Tennessee County due to Storm Damage

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5/13/2024
TRICARE Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to 1 Additional Tennessee County due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Sumner County, Tennessee, may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 19, 2024, due to storm damage. This is in addition to Claiborne, Jackson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, and Stewart counties.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Florida Counties due to Storm Damage

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5/13/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 12 Florida Counties due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 12 Florida counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 20, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Pennsylvania Counties due to Storm Damage

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5/10/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Pennsylvania Counties due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two Pennsylvania counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 19, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 6 Tennessee Counties due to Storm Damage

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5/10/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 6 Tennessee Counties due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in six Tennessee counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 19, 2024, due to storm damage. The counties impacted are Claiborne, Jackson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, and Stewart.

Uniformed Services University Shares Vital Research on Military Health at Meetings on Ukraine

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5/10/2024
Military personnel and researchers pose for picture

Uniformed Services University experts discuss brain health and mental health challenges for Ukrainian service members.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 3 North Carolina Counties due to Storm Damage

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5/10/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 3 North Carolina Counties due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in three North Carolina counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 19, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 4 Michigan Counties due to Storm Damage

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5/9/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 4 Michigan Counties due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in four Michigan counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through May 18, 2024, due to storm damage.

Virtual Education Center: Advancing Digital-First Health Care for Patients

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5/9/2024
Virtual Education Center graphic

The team overseeing the rollout of the Defense Health Agency’s new Virtual Education Center want to empower patients and give them the tools they need to make decisions in their own health care.

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