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.
The Next Generation of Military Health Technology
The Military Health System (MHS) is one of the largest health systems in the United States, delivering health services to 9.4 million eligible patients in nearly 700 military hospitals and clinics around the world as well as through the TRICARE health plan. In an effort to ensure a medically ready and high performance force, the MHS is increasingly turning towards cutting-edge technology such as robotics, AI and IoT to deliver better, faster and more cost-effective health services to active military personnel.
From robotic surgery to data-driven preventative care to increased interoperability between MHS departments, the potential for technology to revolutionize the military health landscape is limitless. In this article, we explore 5 key emerging technologies poised to shape the future of military health for years to come both on the battlefield and beyond.
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- Connected Health
- IoT and Wearables
- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
- Robotic Surgical Systems (RSS)
- Virtual & Augmented Reality