MHS officials delay MHS GENESIS release to improve user experience
MIlitary Health System (MHS) officials are delaying the release of the new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS. The Program Executive Office Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS), the executive agency responsible for the new system will spend the next 30 days reviewing the schedule and will modify as needed.
“We’ve made significant progress developing interfaces, user-approved workflows and technical integration of the baseline operational system currently undergoing required government test processes,” said Stacy Cummings, program executive officer, PEO DHMS. “Working with our industry partner, the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, we are committed to delivering a high quality solution to the MHS. We want to make sure we get this right from day one.”
Last summer, Leidos received a $4.3 billion contract to deliver and support a modernized and interoperable electronic health record across the MHS. MHS GENESIS will provide an integrated medical and dental record and will work with select Department of Defense legacy systems to meet military unique functionality.
Cummings cited PEO DHMS’ commitment to completely test the functionality in MHS GENESIS. During testing, they determined more time was needed before the rollout to ensure the best possible user experience for beneficiaries and health care providers.
“The team continues to work aggressively to complete development of interfaces, cyber security risk management, user adoption and testing activities,” said Cummings.
PEO DHMS anticipates that initial deployment in the Pacific Northwest will move a few months. The DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization Program Management Office will use the next 30 days to complete the schedule.
More information about MHS GENESIS can be found at www.health.mil/MHSGENESIS.