Recommendation: To help guide and ensure the successful completion of the AHLTA
stabilization effort, the Secretary of Defense, through the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, should direct the Military Health System's (MHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) to develop and maintain a comprehensive project plan that includes key elements, such as the project's scope, cost, schedule, and risks and update the plan to provide key information for stakeholders on the project's plans and status; further, to help ensure that the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Way Ahead does not have shortfalls similar to those experienced with AHLTA
, this management practice should be implemented as part of the planning for this important initiative.
Casscells and his staff had been spearheading an effort to make AHLTA
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is the current US military electronic medical record.
Together, the AHLTA
electronic health record and the CHCS integrated hospital information system enable the Military Health System to track clinical care and exposures of deployed units, monitor demand-management effectiveness, better understand disease prevalence and prevention, and study both clinical and management outcomes.
All databases were awaiting full development of an AHLTA
* electronic dental record.
Accelera helped deliver AHLTA
EHR by centralizing application processing and administration in the datacenter and offering flexible access, built-in security, cost savings and better performance for military healthcare providers.
The VA and DoD have several disparate healthcare information systems including VistA, CHCS and AHLTA
, as well as two hundred local data centers.
Another factor that affects provider productivity is the military's current electronic medical record system, AHLTA
, the military's electronic health record, gives healthcare providers access to data about beneficiaries' conditions, prescriptions, diagnostic tests and additional information essential to providing quality care.
He previously served as Deputy Director for Information Assurance for the Military Health Service, where he was responsible for security for the DoD's AHLTA
During our progression, we incorporated the Army Medical Command AHLTA
([dagger]) provider satisfaction automation initiatives as our foundation.