F.E. Warren deploys a new military health system

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  • By Joseph Coslett

On April 24, MHS GENESIS, the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record system, is slated to go live at the 90th Medical Group on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

F.E. Warren will transition to a new, modern electronic health record with the deployment of MHS GENESIS, which provide a single electronic health record for service members, veterans and their families.

Through MHS GENESIS, our beneficiaries will be able to view their health information, exchange secure messages with their care team, request prescription renewals, view notes from clinical visits, request medical and active duty dental appointments, and access a health library.

“This will be a great change to modernize our health system, increase security of patient’s information and make it easier to connect virtually with our patients,” said Col. Paul Toth, 90 MDG commander.

The initial friction point will be partially mitigated with the use of virtual appointments and will ultimately lead to long-term benefits, Toth stated.

Appointment availability from April through June will be reduced and appointment times may increase as the medics adjust to new technology and workflows. In preparation for the transition, please log into the existing patient portal at www.tricareonline.com to ensure you have an account.

On 24 April, your existing Tricare Online account will migrate to the new MHS Genesis Patient Portal which will be located at www.patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil. Use the same site to register and access your account.

90 MDG staff began preparing for MHS GENESIS months ago and went through several phases to get ready for the transition. The phases included online training, a sign-on fair, and a mock go-live.

90 MDG staff participated in a mock go-live event. During the event, staff ran through scenarios to practice how they would use the system in real life. From a patient checking in at the front desk, having a nurse take their vitals, being seen by a provider, all the way to picking up prescriptions from the pharmacy, many departments had a role to play in one or more scenarios.

Beneficiaries are encouraged to create a Premium DS Logon account at https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil in order to access the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal.

For more information, visit MHS GENESIS on health.mil.