Wright-Patt Medical Center to host MHS GENESIS Town Hall May 3

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Leading up to Wright-Patterson Medical Center’s transition to the Military Health System’s new electronic health record June 3, Col. Dale Harrell, 88th Medical Group commander, will host a town hall May 3 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Wright-Patterson Club Main Ballroom at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Harrell, along with Wright-Patt Medical Center representatives from the pharmacy, lab and referral management center, will provide information on the Military Health System’s new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS.

The town hall is open to all beneficiaries and will also be livestreamed on the Wright-Patterson Medical Center’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/88thmdg.

MHS GENESIS is the single, continuous record of care that will support the provision and coordination of care for 9.6 million beneficiaries worldwide. It's the new electronic health record for the Military Health System.

Designed to integrate inpatient and outpatient solutions, MHS GENESIS connects medical and dental information across the continuum of care; provides increased efficiency for beneficiaries and health care staff; and provides enhanced, secure technology to manage health information.

Patient Portal
MHS GENESIS provides patients access to their records online and includes a new secure messaging system, replacing TRICARE Online. The patient portal will activate on June 3 and is accessible using a DS logon account. The medical center recommends that you create your account early by visiting https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/app/login. You can learn more about the patient portal at https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/app/login.

According to Wright-Patterson Medical Center, beneficiaries can expect impacts to pharmacies, labs, appointments and referrals.

The pharmacies will be busier than usual when MHS GENESIS deploys and a few weeks after. To avoid longer wait times, try to get medications 21 days before the transition begins.

The laboratory may see increased wait times surrounding the MHS GENESIS deployment. If you have a current order, try to visit the laboratory before the new EHR is deployed.

Make routine appointments before the transition. This will help you stay on track with routine care, wellness exams and health screenings.

If you receive a referral now and it is valid past the switch to MHS GENESIS, keep a hard copy of your referral.

To request assistance with obtaining appropriate care, beneficiaries can call the Military Health System’s Nurse Advice Line 24/7 at 800-874-2273, option 1.

For more information about MHS GENESIS: The Electronic Health Record, go to https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Technology/MHS-GENESIS