New 68W program increases readiness, improves patient care
Brooke Army Medical Center launched a new program Jan. 17 to help increase the readiness of enlisted health care specialists who serve within the organization. The 68W Utilization Program will allow medics to practice the skills they need to maintain their core competencies so they are ready if deployed downrange.
The program supports the new Army Medical Command Regulation 40-50, which outlines the core competencies Army Health Care Specialists are required to maintain.
At Fort Carson, Evans Army Community Hospital began using Virtual Behavioral Health in 2011 to screen troops returning from combat, families separated by deployment and retirement assessments.
The Tele-Disease Management program was created after the Disease Management Clinic moved to the community-based Premier Medical Home. Through virtual health gestational diabetic patients (those with high blood sugar levels due to pregnancy) do not have to make the 15-mile trip between the hospital and Premier. They are able to have a "group" provider appointment with their nutrition counselor, obstetrician and Disease Management Clinic provider.
William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s first radioembolization procedure, a form of radiation therapy to treat liver cancer, was performed on a 64-year-old beneficiary in December 2016.
The procedure, also known as Y90 treatment, is a minimally-invasive treatment procedure that delivers cancer-killing radiation directly to tumors. It involves placing resin beads filled with the radioactive isotope yttrium Y-90 into the blood vessel which feeds the tumor.
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