Jan. 31, 2023 —
Following the deployment success of Segment A, the Coast Guard is moving forward with Segment B and the deployment of centralized X-ray services interoperable with the MHS GENESIS electronic health records (EHR) system to ashore clinics and sickbays.
Segment B includes modernization of the Coast Guard's medical and dental radiology systems through the recapitalization of obsolescent X-ray equipment. The Coast Guard is targeting completion for Segment B for early summer 2024. Segment C will extend an EHR capability to all afloat sickbays and Segment D will include telehealth; those schedules are still being determined. Segment A deployed the MHS GENESIS system to a total of 43 ashore clinics and 67 ashore sick bays and was completed in 2022.
The electronic health records acquisition is modernizing 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