Accession Number : ADA434219


Title :   Improving Patient Safety With the Military Electronic Health Record


Corporate Author : AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY ROCKVILLE MD


Personal Author(s) : Charles, Marie-Jocelyne ; Harmon, Bart J ; Jordan, Pamela S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a434219.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has transformed health care delivery in its use of information technology to automate patient data documentation, leading to improvements in patient safety. The Department uses an enterprise-wide medical and dental clinical information system that generates, maintains, and provides 24-hour secure online access to longitudinal health records. CHCS II, the military's next generation of its Electronic Health Record (EHR), enhances patient safety for more than 9 million beneficiaries, with one patient, one record. Because military families are highly mobile, the EHR makes the patient's medical history available at the point of care at any military medical facility in the world, thus greatly improving overall health care delivery and supporting patient safety initiatives for DoD beneficiaries. Currently, the military EHR supports 55,000 outpatient encounters each week. It provides a legible and longitudinal clinical record that includes drug interaction alerts, patient allergy notifications, and wellness reminders to enhance health care delivery.


Descriptors :   *RECORDS MANAGEMENT , FILES(RECORDS) , MILITARY PERSONNEL , SAFETY , PATIENTS , HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE