459th ASTS medical officer supports EHR system swap for DoD

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  • By Staff Sgt. Cierra Presentado
  • 459th Air Refueling Air Refueling Wing

Capt. Yemi Arunsi, 459th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Officer in Charge of Inspections, is supporting the transition of DoD’s current electronic health records system to the new Military Health System GENESIS.

“I am providing support within the revenue cycle platform,” Arunsi said. “It involves health information management, medical supply chain, referral management, scheduling, patient registration, billing and coding.”

The new health system provides enhanced, secure technology to manage health information. Furthermore, the new system will connect medical and active duty dental information across the continuum of care, from point of injury to the military treatment facility.

“MHS GENESIS is a game changer,” said Arunsi. “And it redefines how healthcare is delivered and it improves upon interoperability between the military health system and the VA (Veterans Administration).”

Arunsi was tasked to assist with this mission because of his breadth of knowledge and skill as a military health officer, as well as his civilian job as a senior program administrator with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“My background was a perfect match to help support this program and I have utilized my experience and training as an Air Force medical service corps officer to ensure a smooth transition to help support one of DoD’s major acquisition and EHR modernization for all medical treatment facilities nationwide.”

MHS GENESIS was first implemented in the Pacific Northwest region.  Arunsi said he will continue to provide support for this initiative to bring more areas online with the new system.

“I feel really great about this opportunity I have been afforded, I believe this solution is one of the greatest transitions in modern medicine,” he said. “The Defense Health Agency is doing everything it can to provide high quality seamless care to patients and I am humbled to be a part of it.”