DVIDS – News – BJACH organizes MHS Genesis Super User training for staff and partner services

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Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital hosted MHS Genesis Super User Training from November 29 to December 2 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

MHS Genesis is the new electronic health record being rolled out across the Defense Health Agency. BJACH, along with eight other military processing facilities, will transition to the new platform in March 2022 as part of Wave Hood. MHS Genesis will replace several legacy systems and transform case management and healthcare delivery for Department of Defense beneficiaries.

Sergio Benitez, MHS Genesis point of contact for BJACH, said the training is for all super users of Fort Polk, Barksdale Air Force Base and Belle Chase Naval Air Base Joint Reserve at the New Orleans.

“This super user training is very important,” he said. “Once trained, Super Users will form the foundation, first level support for their organization, providing technical expertise to end users when we go live in March. “

Benitez said that BJACH organized the super user training because it is the largest and closest military processing facility in the region.

“Working with our partner services for this training and as we move to MHS Genesis is very exciting,” he said. “Genesis will give us global access to our electronic health record. “

Benitez said that MHS Genesis will replace several clinical applications and enable improved and secure technology to manage health information through DHA.

Captain Marsha Bennett, nurse manager of Barksdale AFB Aviation Medicine Clinic, said she came to the training to learn more about MHS Genesis.

“As part of DHA, the entire military health system will use this program and have the same electronic medical and dental record,” she said. “MHS Genesis will be interchangeable wherever you go; for us, as health professionals and beneficiaries.

Bennett said the training was a positive experience and his first with the military.

“It’s always good to collaborate and it’s a great networking opportunity,” she said. “We will all be using the same system, we will face the same troubleshooting issues. If I have a problem, I can pick up the phone and call one of my classmates for help.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Springston, Pharmacy Technician at Belle Chase Naval Branch Health Clinic, will be a super user for his organization and is ready to train and assist as needed.

“I’ll be there to mentor end users and be a point of contact to help them deploy the new system,” he said. “Genesis will connect all branches of service. I think this will be beneficial for the continuity and standards of medical care. ”

Benitez said BJACH has been preparing for the deployment of MHS Genesis for over a year and there will be more MTF training for anyone with access to medical records.

In preparation for this transformation, BJACH’s champions of change will travel later this month to Fort Riley, Kansas and Fort Irwin, Calif., Where MHS Genesis is already in use.

“The next trip will allow our team to discuss the issues created during the change and how other MTFs have been able to successfully adapt to it,” he said. “The entire transition is a collaborative process across the military health system. MHS Genesis brings everyone together under DHA as it will ensure business continuity and, more importantly, standardized business practices. “

According to health.mil, MHS Genesis integrates inpatient and outpatient solutions that will link medical and dental information across the continuum of care, from the point of injury to the military treatment center. This includes garrison, operational and en route care, increasing efficiency for beneficiaries and medical professionals. When fully deployed, MHS Genesis will provide a unique health record for service members, veterans and their families.

Date taken: 12.01.2021
Date posted: 12.01.2021 14:37
Story ID: 410249
Site: FORT POLK, LA, UNITED STATES

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