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During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military medical teams were well positioned on the battlefield to support the "golden hour" response – the ability to get wounded warfighters off the battlefield and delivered to the care of a full-scale military hospital within about an hour.
The following article is a first-person account by Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Robert Cornfeld, chief health information officer and pediatric gastroenterologist at Madigan Army Medical CenterMadigan Army Medical Center website at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
A major milestone for the Defense Health Agency in 2021 was to advance the successful rollout of MHS GENESIS, the new electronic health record system deploying to military hospitals and clinics around the world.
Despite the winding down of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Military Health System services for our wounded warriors, particularly those who have lost limbs in these conflicts, remain steady and may well increase in scope during the coming years.