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Priorities For Preparing A Medically Ready Military

Ahead of FY2019, the Department of Defense (DoD) is focusing on improving internal business processes and organizational restructuring within the military’s healthcare system. Their goal is to modernize the Military Health System (MHS) into an integrated unit by investing in new IT infrastructure, new, cutting edge digital solutions and internal business process transformations. Below is a breakdown of where the funds will be allocated to achieve these objectives. In this budget overview, we highlighted the DOD’s top strategic, procurement and tactical priorities for ensuring a medically ready and prepared force as outlined by the FY2019 Defense Health Program Budget.

HOSPEX Tabletop: A Field Hospital Simulation

At the 2018 Military Healthcare Summit, Colonel David J Vassallo led the HOSPEX Tabletop exercise, representing the layout of a tented Medical Treatment Facility or Field Hospital. Learn and practice the principles of command and control, safety, communication, assessment, triage, treatment and transport (CSCATTT) to enhance trauma and medical decision skills. Explore this and more at Military Healthcare 2019, taking place April 29-May 1, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

What's Changing Under the NDAA?

A key challenge in implementing the NDAA reform is doing so without obstructing the military's ability to maintain a "ready medical force and medically ready force." To do so,  the DHA is utilizing recent technological advancements lifesaving innovations in an effort to modernize medical forces and facilities. This article explores what innovation is taking place with insight from Dr. Brad Ringeisen, Deputy Director of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at DARPA.