COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --
The 14th Flying Training Wing will join nine other military installations scheduled for the launch of the new Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS and electronic health record, beginning in September 2022.
Major reforms will focus on the health care structure, infrastructure, and changes to manpower. MHS GENESIS will span the entirety of the Department of Defense and all service branches with the goal to capitalize on best practices from across the services while streamlining patient care and records.
In addition, MHS GENESIS will incorporate a new electronic health record system to all military hospitals and clinics.
"MHS Genesis improves access, safety, and quality of care for our members, retirees and their families," said Col James L. Weinstein, 14th Medical Group commander. "With the onset of MHS Genesis, our members, retirees and families may experience minor increases in wait times at the Pharmacy and Laboratory. These delays will be temporary as the new system comes online and we recommend beneficiaries update their DEERS information and signup for the MHS Patient Portal at https://patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil."
The changes will affect over 9.6 million beneficiaries world-wide. The MHS GENESIS Patient Portal will house the new electronic record system where beneficiaries will be able to: monitor health information, see laboratory and test results, exchange secure messages with their care team and make appointments.
The new MHS GENESIS Patient Portal will go into effect as each local MHS GENESIS launches. This system will replace the current TRICARE Online Secure Patient Portal. Beneficiaries will have 24-hour secure access to their health information. The system will also be accessible from non-Department of Defense (DoD) computers, and beneficiaries will need to complete registration if they choose to log in without a Common Access Card.
MHS GENESIS is only available at installations that have already launched the program and may affect beneficiaries’ ability to use the MHS portal. If you are moving to a new duty station that has not launched MHS GENESIS, you will continue to use Relay Health or Tricare Online to manage your medical needs until the program is launched at the new duty station.
The new electronic health record system is currently active in over 66 military hospitals with early success stories from medical facilities such as the largest military hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, in the Military Health System. In a featured story by MHS Communications on 20 June 2022, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray, commanding general, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, described the new electronic health record.
“The new electronic health record allows for increased efficiency in direct patient care through streamlining numerous systems into a single system of record that is cloud-based to improve clinical care within and across organizations, locations and communities of care,” said Murray.
Cyber adversaries seeking to take advantage of the system upgrade have created fake MHS GENESIS website links to divert web traffic from generalized web searches based on MHS GENESIS. Beneficiaries should only use the official website address to access MHS GENESIS information and avoid content that does not come from official channels.
For more information about MHS GENESIS, the new electronic health record visit: www.health.mil/MHSGenesis
Stay informed by visiting the office website of the Military Health System: https://www.health.mil