DOD To Develop Online Health Assessment App For Members

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | November 14, 2012

The Defense Department wants to develop a dynamic health and wellness assessment application that is accessible online to all service members to encourage behaviors that help them stay healthy, avoid chronic conditions, and result in lowering care costs.

The feature, which would be available through a patient portal, will have a standardized, evidence-based, core question set to enable the Military Health System (MHS) to assess the health, wellness and at-risk behaviors of its members, according to a recent Federal Business Opportunities announcement.

DOD is gauging vendor expertise on development or adoption of such an application and said it hopes to do feasibility testing in 2013 and roll out the app in 2014...