Accession Number : AD1038790


Title :   Single, Integrated, Service-Centric Model of Military Health System Governance


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States


Personal Author(s) : McClain, Jimmy Jr L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1038790.pdf


Report Date : 09 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : Ad hoc, temporary solutions developed due to Service collaborations have overcome shortcomings in joint health services and increased the efficiency and effectiveness of operational medical support. According to the Joint Concept for Health Services (JCHS), the need for integrated medical support that keeps pace with the operational agility and organizational flexibility requirements to support globally integrated operations is clear. This research offers a review of the last major Department of Defense (DOD) transformation, which saw the Military Health System transition from three Service department medical commands to Service department medical commands with a Defense Health Agency (DHA), and relevant U.S. strategic doctrine. The goal of the research is to establish what the model of governance of the Military Health System should be. That, with other recommendations, should be the foundation for the impending transformation. The research found that the model of governance should be a single service model with regional health commands that support the geographic combatant commander (GCC). With an organization based on the presented model of governance, the Military Health System would be more efficient in accomplishing missions and tasks prescribed by the strategic documents.


Descriptors :   health services , military medicine , medical personnel , military hospitals , delivery of health care , therapeutics , first responders , health care , medical evacuation , public health , military personnel , medical services


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE