Moments in Military Medicine: The Genesis of MHS GENESIS
January 16, 2020
MHS Genesis is the new modern electronic health record for the Military Health System but the groundwork was laid decades ago. CHCs the DoD’s first health records system became electronic in 1988. This was the precursor to today’s MHS Genesis. Over the years CHCs integrated
services, like: lab, radiology, and pharmacy. The end of the Gulf War showed the need
for a true electronic health record to track care and by 2004 Alta deployed worldwide, adding improvements from across the military services. The future of the EHR evolution is interagency integration. Moving forward the DoD and
Department of Veterans Affairs will use one integrated EHR system– MHS Genesis Visit health.mil/MHSGenesis to learn more.