Tuesday Health.mil News Round-Up

The following article were recently posted on Health.mil:

Saving Bucks Without Cutting Care is Serious Business for Military Health System
December 5, 2014

If a federal agency saves taxpayers nearly a quarter billion dollars in just its first year, that should be pretty satisfying. But the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Business Support Directorate feels it’s just getting started.

Read more at: www.health.mil/News/Articles/2014/12/05/Saving-Bucks-Without-Cutting-Care-is-Serious-Business-for-Military-Health-System.


MHS Health IT Directorate Seeks to Standardize, Consolidate Efforts
December 4, 2014

Computers and the networks they’re on are important tools for communication. When it comes to a health care setting, those information technology requirements can be even more vital. At this year’s Association of Military Surgeons of the United States conference in Washington, D.C., the Military Health System’s Chief Information Officer David Bowen spoke in detail about MHS’s efforts to standardize, reengineer and consolidate health IT services.

Read more at: www.health.mil/News/Articles/2014/12/04/MHS-Health-IT-Directorate-Seeks-to-Standardize-Consolidate-Efforts.


Military Veterinarians Deliver Services Globally
December 4, 2014

If you're a pet owner or have ever owned pets you're probably familiar with services provided by a veterinarian. However, a military veterinarian’s expertise goes beyond the local community caring for domestic pets. Their efforts can span throughout the world to increase livestock productivity, improve working animal performance, and decrease the transmission of zoonotic diseases to benefit societies at the local, regional and global level.

Read more at: www.health.mil/News/Articles/2014/12/04/Military-Veterinarians-Deliver-Services-Globally.


Amputation After Combat-Related Injuries: Advancements and Implications
December 3, 2014

During the Civil War, many soldiers faced considerable life-altering decisions when a limb had to be amputated. Amputees knew a very difficult path lay ahead for them, both physically and psychologically. More than 160 years later, American service members have medical technology and support groups that can make the path to recovery much smoother.

Read more at: www.health.mil/News/Articles/2014/12/03/Amputation-After-Combat-Related-Injuries-Advancements-and-Implications.


50 Years and Counting: Battle Against Tobacco Wages on for Military, Civilian Health Communities
December 3, 2014

It’s been a long war, but the fight against tobacco is still one of the military and civilian health communities’ biggest priorities. To celebrate 50 years of battling smoking, the 2014 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States meeting kicked off on Dec. 2, 2014 with a discussion on smoking and health.

Read more at: www.health.mil/News/Articles/2014/12/03/50-Years-and-Counting-Battle-Against-Tobacco-Wages-on-for-Military-Civilian-Health-Communities.