Nov. 9, 2021 —
The Coast Guard deployed the MHS GENESIS electronic health records (EHR) system to 26 clinics and 48 ashore sickbays within the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, completing the first segment of EHR system implementation for the service. With Segment A now complete, a total of 43 ashore clinics and 67 ashore sick bays are using MHS GENESIS for EHR management. The Pacific wave was completed earlier this fall.
The program will now move to the next segment of the deployment strategy, known as Segment B. Segment B includes modernization of the Coast Guard’s entire medical and dental radiology system. The Coast Guard is targeting completion for Segment B for early summer 2024. The final segment, Segment C, will extend an EHR capability to all afloat sickbays; that schedule is still being determined.
The electronic health records acquisition will modernize the Coast Guard’s health care data management by acquiring an EHR solution in place of its primarily paper-based health record system. Having an EHR capability will make patient record retrieval easier and faster; reduce administrative errors; and allow electronic information exchange with the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and commercial care providers. The Coast Guard’s EHR program, once fully implemented, will service all Coast Guard clinics and sick bays – ashore and afloat.
For more information: eHRa Program page