The Military Health System hasÂ adopted the name of MHS GenesisÂ for its futureÂ electronic health record scheduled for deployment atÂ the end of the calendar year.
MHS said TuesdayÂ it is shifting to the Genesis platform in an effort to stay on track with new creations inÂ medical technology and to giveÂ beneficiaries and healthcare providers a responsive system.
Work to deploy MHS GenesisÂ will begin in theÂ Pacific Northwest at the end of this year andÂ installation across all DoD facilities will occur over a period of several years.
William Roberts, MHS functional champion and a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, said MHS aims to encourage patients to fully engage with their healthcare affairs.
Roberts added the EHR is designed toÂ facilitateÂ health record transfers to external providersÂ such asÂ private medical systemsÂ andÂ Department of Veterans AffairsÂ healthcareÂ facilities.
A team led by Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will help MHS implement the system under a multibillion dollar contract awarded in mid-2015.