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Joint Base San Antonio
The Premier Installation In The Department Of Defense
Joint Base San Antonio
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Healthy weight: How diet, lifestyle and mental health impact your eating habits and fitness
July 13, 2022
— Think you might need to lose a little weight? You're not alone. Even in the military, where maintaining physical fitness remains a job requirement and a key component of military readiness, thousands of service members struggle with weight...
Military Medicine preparing for next conflict
June 14, 2022
— As the Pentagon prepares today's force for a near-peer fight against a large military adversary, the Military Health System is challenged to provide life-saving support for large-scale and dispersed operations. That’s especially true for the medics supporting troops on the front lines...
San Antonio Market readies for civilian personnel transfer to Defense Health Agency
May 23, 2022
— This summer, the San Antonio Market will lead the process to administratively transfer government civilian personnel, property and systems to the Defense Health Agency...
Future of nursing: Telehealth, more innovation, maybe some robots
May 18, 2022
— The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked many changes to the Military Health System and forced all providers -- especially nurses -- to innovate at near-quantum speed with agility and flexibility...
Pandemic spotlights the vital role of military lab workers
May 3, 2022
— Clinical labs across the Military Health System -- and the staff who operate them -- play a vital role in early detection of illnesses, diagnosis and treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes or heart disease...
Top military health leaders discuss future readiness
March 9, 2022
— Top military health leaders recently highlighted the importance of preparing for the future to ensure both a medically ready force and a ready medical force...
Why today’s ‘Gen Z’ is at risk for boot camp injuries
February 10, 2022
— For today's generation of 18-to-25-year-olds, making it through recruit training and successfully transitioning from civilian life into the military is not easy. Today's recruits are coming from a far more sedentary lifestyle compared to previous generations, making their skeletons more prone to injuries because they're not used to the kind of intense activity they will face at basic training...
San Antonio Market leaders ask for patience during MHS GENESIS transition, COVID-19 uptick
January 18, 2022
— Beneficiaries are experiencing some delays in services due to the high levels of COVID-19 transmission in the community and the San Antonio Market’s transition to MHS GENESIS on Jan. 22...
PTSD: Seeking out mental health care is the first step to wellness
June 29, 2021
— Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Reducing the stigma, encouraging mental health care in the military
May 19, 2021
— In the military, the stigma of mental health is grounded in the cultural misperception that a service member must have "zero defects" to be mission-ready. While the Department of Defense strives to identify and eliminate barriers to care that service members face regarding mental health treatment, stigma remains a significant issue within the military...
DOD experts explain science behind COVID-19 vaccines
February 2, 2021
— Almost six weeks after the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the first two COVID-19 vaccines, many questions have arisen concerning their efficacy in attacking the SARS-CoV-2 virus and deadly COVID-19 disease. To better understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, MHS Communications spoke to two medical experts who have been intimately involved in the Department of Defense’s effort to develop and roll out vaccines for Americans...
Military health system changes focus on readiness
February 27, 2020
— The Military Health System is implementing significant reforms aimed at building a more integrated and effective system of readiness and health, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said...
Military health system changes focus on readiness
February 21, 2020
— The Military Health System is implementing significant reforms aimed at building a more integrated and effective system of readiness and health, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said Feb. 19...
Military health care consolidation moves to next phase
August 29, 2019
— The Defense Health Agency will take the next step this fall in evolving health care across the Military Health System, which oversees the care and well-being of some 9.5 million people, including service members, families and retirees...
‘Good things are happening’ as DOD continues to roll out MHS GENESIS
January 8, 2019
— Adopting a new electronic health record, also known as an EHR, across a large, geographically diverse enterprise is no easy task. To meet the change management needs for this critical effort, the Defense Health Agency has established the Office of the Chief Health Informatics Officer, or OCHIO. The OCHIO will collaborate with a community of health care clinicians, health information technology experts, and testers to help users of this health information management system seamlessly transition to new technologies and processes. ...
DOD health leaders: whole of military health is greater than sum of parts
December 6, 2018
— Department of Defense health leaders who spoke about Military Health System reform during the 2018 meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, stressed collaboration and commitment to implement massive organizational transformation...
MHS Nurse Advice Line is only a call or click away
October 17, 2018
— The free, 24/7 advice line helps ensure the health and well-being of beneficiaries while reducing unnecessary emergency room and urgent care visits that can strain resources and cause longer wait times for all patients...