KMC joins transition to MHS GENESIS

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn Oiler
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The Kaiserslautern Military Community will experience a change to their military health care system as the Military Health Systems GENESIS is expected to be implemented in Europe in September 2023. The new electronic health record system is expected to streamline medical care to service members and their families throughout the KMC.

MHS GENESIS will serve as a single point of access for service members’ medical records within the military health system, meaning they will no longer need to transfer their medical records during each permanent change of station. Instead, a military member’s new primary care manager will have access via the system.

“MHS GENESIS will be the single health record for service members, veterans and their families,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Charles Smith, MHS GENESIS site point of contact. “This means that your medical history will stay with you no matter where you go.”

The transition will ensure a multitude of benefits for patients within the KMC, Smith said. This increased accessibility improves coordination and continuity of care across military treatment facilities. Patients’ medical histories and treatment plans will become readily available to healthcare providers, resulting in more accurate and efficient care.

“This helps healthcare providers have a comprehensive understanding of your health, enabling them to make better decisions and coordinate care more efficiently,” said Smith. “The new system is smarter, safer, and more effective than ever.”

Moving forward, patients will see the MHS GENESIS online portal replace the Tricare Online Patient Portal and secure messaging system.

Patients can get ready for the transition early by creating an account for the MHS GENESIS online portal by visiting Smith said patients could download and save their health records from the Tricare Online Patient Portal, through, for peace of mind as records are transferred to the new system.

Patients should schedule appointments through Tricare Online during this transition, but appointment availability may be limited due to providers and staff training in the new system.

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