martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014

Tuesday News Round-Up

Tuesday News Round-Up

If a federal agency saves taxpayers nearly a quarter billion dollars in just its first year, that should be pretty satisfying. But the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Business Support Directorate feels it’s just getting started.

Computers and the networks they’re on are important tools for communication. When it comes to a health care setting, those information technology requirements can be even more vital. At this year’s Association of Military Surgeons of the United States conference in Washington, D.C., the Military Health System’s Chief Information Officer David Bowen spoke in detail about MHS’s efforts to standardize, reengineer and consolidate health IT services.

If you're a pet owner or have ever owned pets you're probably familiar with services provided by a veterinarian. However, a military veterinarian’s expertise goes beyond the local community caring for domestic pets. Their efforts can span throughout the world to increase livestock productivity, improve working animal performance, and decrease the transmission of zoonotic diseases to benefit societies at the local, regional and global level.

During the Civil War, many soldiers faced considerable life-altering decisions when a limb had to be amputated. Amputees knew a very difficult path lay ahead for them, both physically and psychologically. More than 160 years later, American service members have medical technology and support groups that can make the path to recovery much smoother.

It’s been a long war, but the fight against tobacco is still one of the military and civilian health communities’ biggest priorities. To celebrate 50 years of battling smoking, the 2014 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States meeting kicked off on Dec. 2, 2014 with a discussion on smoking and health.

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