The Coast Guard's New Electronic Health Record
On August 29, 2020, four Coast Guard pilot sites began the transition from paper charts to the new electronic health records system, MHS GENESIS. The new electronic health record (EHR) system will improve the delivery of healthcare services to all military members and their dependents. By the end of the 2021 calendar year, all ashore clinics are scheduled to transition to MHS GENESIS.
After full deployment of the MHS GENESIS system, members’ health records will be digitally stored in one place. Members will have access to their medical records, lab results and have the ability to book appointments using any device with internet connectivity and a web browser. Whether you’re visiting a Coast Guard clinic, a DOD clinic, or a Department of Veterans Affairs clinic, providers will be able to access your medical information in one centralized location once the system is fully deployed to all military healthy facilities.
- Continuity of care across all Coast Guard, as well as DOD and VA health facilities, from accession to retirement
- Automated, real-time clinical decision support for doctors and care providers
- Increased patient engagement capabilities that allow patients to directly communicate with their providers
- Increased efficiencies and improved patient safety
- Full compliance with the DOD cybersecurity requirements, HIPAA and other federal regulations/mandates
As the transition progresses, we will continually update this site with new information and resources.