The Military Health System (MHS) is one of America’s largest and most complex health care institutions, and the world’s preeminent military health care delivery operation. The MHS cares for 9.5 million beneficiaries in one of the nation’s largest health benefit plans through 51 military hospitals, 424 military medical clinics and 248 military dental clinics.
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 healthcare facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
These two organizations have thousands of doctors treating millions of patients every day. They conduct and record countless procedures using endoscopy, laproscopy and thoroacoscopy for diagnosis and treatment. Millions of digital recordings are only stored locally, making them virtually useless for treating active-duty patients who are sent to other facilities for treatment and for soldiers when they transition from active-duty to veteran status and become patients of the VA. So an enormous amount of time and money is spent replicating procedures, with attendant inconvenience for millions of patients.
D-Scope was awarded a competitive-bid, joint-contract in February 2020 to become the medical media integrator for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration. After a proof-of-concept pilot, D-Scope is outfitting select military hospitals with D-Scope VIA systems for feedback and fine-tuning before being deployed throughout Military Health System and Veterans Administration healthcare facilities. The result of this contract will be better and more efficient care for active-duty military and veteran patients and a significant reduction in costs for needlessly redundant procedures.