Technology Key To Approaching Overhaul Of Military Health System

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | July 17, 2013

Health technology will be critical to a planned overhaul of the Military Health System, which is expected to save the U.S. Department of Defense $2.4 billion over a six-year span, according to a DoD report.

The report, which was sent to members of the Senate and House Appropriations and Armed Services Committees late last month, outlines the consolidation of all IT services--including IT management, infrastructure and applications--under the management of a new Defense Health Agency, set to go live on Oct. 1. DoD expects to save $672 million via consolidation.

"Today, infrastructure services are provided by TMA, Army Medicine, Navy Medicine, Air Force Medical Service, JTF CAPMED, and other DoD organizations," the report's authors wrote. [...]