The Military Health System (MHS) is a unique component of the US health system. Because of the diverse missions and challenges of the MHS – patients dispersed around the world often serving in austere locations, and the broad range of civilian and military providers we rely on to deliver care – interoperability takes on new meaning. In striving for greater interoperability, we must consider our civilian partners, federal partners, and international allies. And we must consider interoperability across products and devices.
The Department of Defense has made tremendous progress, by increasing interoperability, building the appropriate infrastructure, and establishing the necessary standards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive medical data. From forward operating locations, ships at sea, aeromedical evacuation, and disaster or humanitarian locations, the Department relies on cutting edge health and mobile technology delivered by the private sector to meet this diverse and complex mission. VADM Bono will share lessons gleaned from innovation incubators, and the Department’s investments in advanced product development. Come learn about how industry can support military medicine and our national security.
Recognize how the Department of Defense plans to use cutting-edge health and mobile technology, and in which areas it needs greater innovation
Identify the Defense Health Agency’s highest priorities for industry engagement
Discuss the diversity and depth of the Military Health System’s multiple missions