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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — Saturday is the “go live” date for MHS GENESIS, a new system that electronically manages healthcare at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

Electronic health records provide enhanced, secure technology for the military health system while integrating inpatient and outpatient solutions that will connect medical and dental information, from point of injury to the military treatment facility, officials said.

This includes garrison, operational, and en route care, increasing efficiencies for beneficiaries and healthcare professionals. According to the MHS GENESIS web page at www.health.mil, when fully deployed, the new system will provide a single health record for service members, veterans and their families that can be accessed securely 24/7.

A secure logon — called a DS Logon — is required to access the new Patient Portal, which is the hub for an individual’s health information, as well as a way to communicate with healthcare providers.

To get a DS Logon, visit www.tricareonline.com and click “Log On.” Next, click on “More DS Logon Options,” then click on “Need a DS Logon.” This is the DS Logon registration page where individuals can select their registration method.

Call the Defense Manpower Data Center at 1.800.538.9552 to report issues with a DS Logon.

When using a non-Department of Defense computer, there may be an error message. However, click “Proceed” or “Continue” to access the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal — it is secure despite the error message.

Patients and registered beneficiaries may notice some initial delays to appointments and pharmacy wait times after the implementation. These are planned to correctly ensure each health record is being updated properly.

Visit www.health.mil to learn more about the new system.