As the Defense Health Agency (DHA) assumes responsibility for administration and management of military healthcare facilities across the globe, we aim to operate each to improve the lives and health of our patients. To achieve information technology (IT) modernization priorities and remain focused on patient care, DHA is moving to a more secure, agile, and cost effective infrastructure that fulfills the requirements of the new EHR to be adopted by DoD and VA. This session examines how the DHA CIO is implementing a cultural shift to run IT “as a business” with full financial accountability to improve the performance, affordability and auditability of health IT operations. Efforts to streamline health IT infrastructure service lines, enable centralized management capabilities, and protect against cyber intrusion are of paramount importance. This is a tremendous opportunity for improving continuity of care for patients who rely on healthcare delivery from DoD, VA and the private sector.
Identify the important changes and direction of MHS health IT
Discuss how DAD IO J-6 is moving to a more secure, agile, and cost effective infrastructure
Describe how DAD IO J-6 is supporting partnerships among the Services, DHA, the VA and Industry to improve quality of care for our patients