Reforming the Military Health System

  • February 12, 2015
  • Peter L. Levin, General H. Hugh Shelton, Stephen Ondra
  • Reports

In this white paper, experts Dr. Peter Levin, General H. Hugh Shelton, U.S. Army (ret.), and Dr. Stephen Ondra discuss reforming the military health system and recommend that the upcoming TRICARE solicitation be consistent with the recently-released HHS/CMS guidelines regarding "fee for value." The authors urge the in-process electronic health records acquisition to not choose a closed, proprietary, highly integrated commercial vendor, and that the Department of Defense (DOD) promote Blue Button personal health records to help address digital record exchange with the Department of Veterans Affairs.