Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretaryÂ for health affairs, has saidÂ the Defense Department should overhaul itsÂ system for managing theÂ care workforce and medical services across the U.S. military, DoD News reported Wednesday.
David Vergun writes Woodson told audience at aÂ CJ Reddy Leadership CourseÂ program held last week at the Pentagon he believesÂ an enterprise strategyÂ is needed toÂ address military healthcare management challenges.
He added adopting the approach meansÂ “providing common medical platforms [and] common business tools that allow us to do our jobs more effectively.”
He also urged DoD to rethink how its military care teams work, eliminate processes that hamper efficiency and identify methods to increase collaboration with other agencies.
“We have to adjust our medical posture to provide care wherever men and women are being asked to go in harm’s way,” Woodson noted.