Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of theÂ Defense Health Agency, has said she willÂ prioritize initiatives toÂ implement a modernized electronic healthcare records system and reform the Tricare health plan for U.S. military beneficiaries,Â Military Times reported Sunday.
Patricia Kime writes Bono’s goal since sheÂ assumed the director role in November isÂ to increaseÂ the agency’sÂ support of medical commands and combatant commanders.
“I really wanted to create value and provide products to the services so they are more nimble in their delivery of health care to beneficiaries,” she told Military Times in an interview.
She noted that implementingÂ the MHS GenesisÂ systemÂ can help simplifyÂ data access for patients and informationÂ exchange among military healthcare providers.
The report said the Defense DepartmentÂ proposed to restructure theÂ Tricare programÂ as part of efforts to increase military personnel’s access to medical servicesÂ and improve patient satisfaction.