Military Health System Strategic Updates

KnowledgeLab 2017 General Session Recording: 
"Military Health System Strategic Updates"

Presented by Brigadier General Dienst

The mission of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) is to be a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready the medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. The DHA supports delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the MHS. Brigadier General Dienst will reviews current strategies and initiatives of the DHA as it pertains to implementing shared services with common measurement of outcomes; enabling rapid adoption of proven practices, helping reduce unwanted variation, improving the coordination of care across time and treatment venues and exercising management responsibility for joint shared services and health plans. Brigadier General Dienst introduces specific Department of Defense (DoD) Laboratory Medicine initiatives as they pertain to DHA's strategic plans.

Learning Objectives

  • Articulate the mission of the defense health agency
  • Demonstrate understanding of the integrated delivery of the DHA, which supports affordable, high quality health care to military services.

Continuing Education
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Governance and Organizational Dynamics

Content Level

  • Essential


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