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2017 AMSUS Annual Meeting

The Annual AMSUS Meeting is the only one of its kind to bring together federal healthcare professionals, as well as International Delegates. Throughout the meeting attendees have the opportunity to earn CEs from world renowned speakers, network across services nationally and internationally and view demonstrations of the latest advances in healthcare.

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The 2017 AMSUS Annual Meeting is November 28 - December 1, 2017 at the Gaylord National at National Harbor, Maryland. Please visit the event website to learn more.

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2017 Military Health System Allied Health Leadership Excellence Awards

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12/8/2017
2017 Military Health System Allied Health Leadership Excellence Awards DoD honored its top healthcare providers and facilities for 2017 during an awards ceremony recently at the National Harbor Gaylord Convention Center in Oxen Hill, Maryland. The Allied Health award recognizes those providers, both clinical and non-clinical, who provide great service to patients but are not direct healthcare providers. The Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps Chief Brig Gen Dienst (second from left) was in attendance to congratulate the winners. Awardees pictured are Senior Non-Clinician Air Force Maj. Stephanie K. Harley, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama; Junior Non-Clinician Navy Lt. Dawn M. Whiting, Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan; and Senior Clinician Air Force Maj. Neysa M. Etienne, 86th Medical Squadron, Landstuhl, Germany.  Not pictured is Junior Clinician Air Force Maj. Rachel E. Wiley, Maxwell Air Force Base.

2017 Military Health System Allied Health Leadership Excellence Awards DoD honored its top healthcare providers and facilities for 2017 during an awards ceremony recently at the National Harbor Gaylord Convention Center in Oxen Hill, Maryland.

Decisions, decisions: Experts aim for higher quality, safer care in building electronic health record

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12/7/2017
Dr. Paul Cordts, director of the Defense Health Agency Office of the Functional Champion, speaks on a panel regarding the decision-making behind a large scale electronic health record while at the AMSUS Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on November 29. (Courtesy photo)

Experts discuss ongoing progress, overall goals for MHS GENESIS

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From initial entry to retirement, access to seamless health care top priority among leaders

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12/6/2017
Dr. Paul Cordts, (right), director of the Defense Health Agency Office of the Functional Champion, and Dr. Ashwini Zenooz, chief medical officer for the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization executive office, speak at AMSUS Annual Meeting in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on November 29. This year’s conference theme emphasizes force health protection from the battlefield to home. (Courtesy photo)

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2017 MHS award winners honored

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12/6/2017
MHS “Advancements towards High Reliability in Health Care” Awards: Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Awards - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for “High Value Cost Conscious Care: Optimizing the Electronic Medical Record to Reduce Unnecessary or Redundant Lab Orders.” Pictured (left to right) are Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, Navy Lt. Brett Sadowski, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alison Lane, Navy Lt. Sara Robinson, Navy Lt. Nora Maddy and Tom McCaffery, acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. (Courtesy photo)

The Department of Defense Military Health System honored its top healthcare providers and facilities during an awards ceremony

Defense Health Agency earns top 2017 Military Health System Awards

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12/5/2017
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency (far left) and Thomas McCaffery, acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (far right), present the MHS “Advancements towards High Reliability in Health Care” Quality and Patient Safety Award to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital for “Improving Sterile Instrument and Process Handling.” Accepting award (left to right) are Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Asante, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lara Kirchner, Army Maj. Shirley Ochoa-Dobies, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Renardo Reid and Chief Petty Officer James Pell. (Courtesy photo)

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Military health: All for one, one for all

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12/1/2017
From left, Retired Army Maj. Gen. Richard Thomas, president of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences;  Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, Joint Staff surgeon; Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force surgeon general; Navy Vice Adm. Forrest Faison III, Navy surgeon general; Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place, for the Army surgeon general; Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency; and Tom McCaffery, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. (Courtesy photo)

Joint interoperability is theme of leadership session

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Leaders discuss global health collaboration as powerful tool

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11/30/2017
At an AMSUS session, Dr. Terry Rauch describes how global health activities help facilitate readiness, security and international collaboration. (Courtesy photo)

Military health exchanges build trust, confidence and security over time

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Navy bells, Army colors mark NCR change of leadership

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11/30/2017
From left, Navy Rear Adm. David Lane, Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, and Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place during the change of authority ceremony for the National Capital Region Medical Directorate. (Courtesy photo)

Army Maj. Gen. Ronald Place is incoming director

Leaders to discuss Defense Health Agency in AMSUS panel session this week

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11/28/2017
This year, the AMSUS conference theme emphasizes force health protection from the battlefield to home, with 15 countries represented by international delegates and military medical officers. DHA leaders are expected to discuss the ongoing Military Health System (MHS) transformation. (Courtesy photo)

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AMSUS recognizes Belvoir Hospital providers

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12/12/2016
Dr. Robin Meadows, Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at Belvoir Hospital, accepted the 2016 Improved Access Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, at a ceremony in Washington Dec. 1. During the event, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shattuck was recognized as Nurse of the Year by the organization. This is the third year in a row that the honor has gone to a Belvoir Hospital nurse.

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12/12/2016
Dr. Robin Meadows, Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at Belvoir Hospital, accepted the 2016 Improved Access Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, at a ceremony in Washington Dec. 1. During the event, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shattuck was recognized as Nurse of the Year by the organization. This is the third year in a row that the honor has gone to a Belvoir Hospital nurse.

Dr. Robin Meadows, Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at Belvoir Hospital, accepted the 2016 Improved Access Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, at a ceremony in Washington Dec. 1. During the event, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shattuck was recognized as Nurse of the Year by the organization. This is the third year in a row ...

VA Deputy Secretary highlights successes, vision to improve care as AMSUS 2016 concludes

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12/9/2016
Sloan D. Gibson, deputy secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, provides closing remarks to attendees of the AMSUS 2016 Conference Dec. 2, 2016.

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AMSUS: How to care for warriors who used to be wounded

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12/9/2016
Navy Capt. Walter Greenhalgh (far right), National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) director, moderated a discussion on care after acute injuries during the “I Used to be a Wounded Warrior” session at the recent AMSUS (the Society of Federal Health Professionals) meeting near Washington, D.C. Joining him on the stage are (l-r) Rory Cooper, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology, and professor of Bioengineering, Physical Medicine & Rehab, and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh; retired Army Col. Greg Gadson; Larry Miller, retired U.S. Navy physician assistant and now with the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida; and Dr. Paul Pasquina, retired Army doctor and currently chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Military, civilian panel discuss how to help wounded service members move beyond their injuries and resume as normal a life as possible

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Military and civilian experts came together at AMSUS to share practices in providing best care possible

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Boris Lushniak, department chair for the department of preventive medicine and biostatistics at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, spoke about raising the bar for preventive medicine at AMSUS (The Society of Federal Health Professionals) 2016 in National Harbor, near Washington D.C.

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Walter Reed doc receives AMSUS award for work on antibiotic resistant bacteria

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12/9/2016
Army Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher (right), chief of the Infectious Disease laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, receives the Healthcare Excellence in Patient Safety award from Dr. Karen Guice (left), principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, performing the duties of the assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, at the AMSUS (the Society of Federal Health Professionals) meeting, Dec. 1, 2016, at National Harbor near Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of AMSUS)

Antibiotic resistant bacteria is an important subject for military medicine. A doctor at Walter Reed has been recognized for his work discovering a bacteria with a gene that makes it resistant to the antibiotic of last resort.

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