The Defense Department has conducted a pilot deployment of its updated military electronic health record system atÂ Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, DoD News reported Wednesday.
Terri Moon Cronk writesÂ Fairchild’s 92nd Medical Group is the first military medical facilityÂ to implementÂ the MHS Genesis integrated electronic inpatient and outpatient health record.
A team comprised ofÂ Leidos,Â CernerÂ andÂ AccentureÂ works toÂ integrate commercial technology across the MHS as part ofÂ theÂ Defense Healthcare Management SystemÂ ModernizationÂ contractÂ the industry consortium wonÂ in July 2015.
Stacy Cummings, program executive officer of Defense Healthcare Management Systems, saidÂ care providers at Fairchild AFB provided positive feedback on MHS Genesis after a week-long deployment.
Cummings addedÂ the new system uses the Joint Legacy Viewer to facilitateÂ EHR interoperability with medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs and commercial healthcare providers.
Genesis is designed to help DoDÂ keep up with innovations in medical technology as well as provide a responsive system for beneficiaries and healthcare providers, according to the Military Health System.
The department plans to deploy the modernized EHR platformÂ to Washington-basedÂ military medical facilities that includeÂ the Naval Hospital Bremerton, Madigan Army Medical Center and Naval Hospital Oak Harbor over the next year.
DoD is scheduled toÂ complete Genesis deployment effortsÂ by 2022.