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    Walter Reed ‘flips the switch’ and welcomes MHS GENESIS

    Walter Reed ‘flips the switch’ and welcomes MHS GENESIS

    Photo By Rick McNamara | Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) leadership, MHS GENESIS team...... read more read more



    Story by Vernishia Vaughn 

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, welcoming MHS GENESIS, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) new electronic health record (EHR) for the Military Health System.
    MHS GENESIS is being implemented across the Military Health System, replacing the TRICARE Online Patient Portal, providing beneficiaries with direct access to their medical records and the ability to communicate with their health care provider from anywhere at any time.
    As the Walter Reed staff becomes acclimated with MHS GENESIS and adjust to new workflows, there will be a reduction in available appointments and inpatient bed capacity; however, beneficiaries will still have access to care.
    “The National Capital Region Market is excited about our new electronic health record platform and is committed to ensuring access to care for all of our beneficiaries,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Anne M. Swap, NCR director. “Our in-network partners are aware of the temporary reduction of available appointments during the launch and will assist us during this initial adjustment period.”
    In a statement released last week, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Norman S. West, director of Staff, Defense Health Agency, shared, “The DHA’s transition to this new electronic health record improves not only the day-to-day care for our 9.6 million beneficiaries but also further positions the DHA’s role as a combat support agency. From a readiness perspective, MHS GENESIS provides a single connection for medical and dental information from the point of injury to the military hospital or clinic.”
    The implementation of MHS GENESIS at Walter Reed is a significant milestone in the modernization of military healthcare. With the latest technology, the system eases the burden on healthcare professionals, enabling them to prioritize providing high-quality care to military personnel, veterans, and families continuously. For more information about MHS GENESIS visit


    About Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is one of the nation's largest and most renowned military medical centers. Recently dubbed "The Nation's Medical Center," we represent the joining of the "Best of the Best" in military medicine when National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center came together in September of 2011, to form Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as decreed by the Base Realignment and Closure law of 2005.

    MHS GENESIS is the Department of Defense's new electronic health record. When fully deployed, MHS GENESIS will provide the DOD's 9.6 million beneficiaries and 205,000 medical providers with a single, integrated health record across the continuum of care – deployed and at home and eventually, through the transition to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    • MHS GENESIS is deploying in 23 "waves" across the Military Health System with full deployment anticipated at the end of calendar year 2023. MHS GENESIS is currently operational at 103 military hospitals and clinics.
    • In 2022, MHS GENESIS deployed to eight waves at 45 military hospitals and clinics in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
    • In 2023, MHS GENESIS will deploy to 46 military hospitals and clinics in nine waves in Delaware, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and numerous installations overseas.



    Date Taken: 03.25.2023
    Date Posted: 03.25.2023 09:20
    Story ID: 441199
    Location: BETHESDA, MD, US

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