Tripler Army Medical Center

       Public Affairs Office Media Release

www.tamc.amedd.army.mil; TAMCPublicAffairsOffice@amedd.army.mil

For Immediate Release                            Contact: Tripler Public Affairs Office, 808-433-5785

       Release Number 05-57                                                                July 26, 2005

 

 

Update on affected clinics

Tripler/Schofield Clinics phase in

new electronic medical records system

 

Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs Office

 

       HONOLULUTripler Army Medical Center is continuing its transition to the new Composite Health Care System II (CHCS II), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) second-generation, electronic medical record system.  Since May, all Army medical facilities in Hawaii are being rotated through CHCS II training. They are expected to resume normal operations by the end of this year.

 

       As clinics enter the training cycle, about a quarter of their healthcare staffs may be unavailable to provide direct patient care. Patients seeking routine care may find their visits are longer and that appointments are scheduled at dates later than normal. Patients requiring urgent care during a clinic’s transition period will continue to receive priority attention.

 

       CHCS II, when implemented, will improve the healthcare of all military and family members. Healthcare providers will enter most of their patients’ medical information into CHCS II’s secure, electronic database. Medical information, now mostly paper-based, will then be almost instantly available to authorized military healthcare providers world-wide. CHCS II replaces the first CHCS system adopted by DoD in the late 1980’s.

 

       A list of Tripler and Schofield Barracks clinics’ training schedules listed below are also posted on the Tripler website at http://www.tamc.amedd.army.mil. These dates may change, so patients should check the website for current information.

 


CHCS II Transition Schedule

Schofield Barracks

Health Clinic

Start

Date

Resume Normal

Operations

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Jul 8

Sep 12

Audiology

Jul 6

Aug 29

Chiropractic

Jul 8

Aug 31

Community Mental Health

Jul 13

Sep 12

Health Benefits Ofc

Jul 13

Aug 25

Pediatric Clinic

Jun 29

Sep 6

Ob-Gyn

Jul 22

Sep 6

Optometry

Jul 8

Sep 12

Physical Exam

Jul 6

Aug 29

 

Tripler Army
Medical Center
Clinics

Start
Date

Resume Normal
Operations

Adolescent/Young Adult

15-Jul

Sep 15

Allergy/Immunology

Jul 29

Sep 30

Audiology

Aug 2

Oct 5

Brace Shop

Jul 26

Sep 22

Cardiology

Jul 27

Sep 22

CardioThoracic Surgery

Jul 27

Sep 22

Child/Adol Psychiatry

Aug 18

Oct 24

Dermatology

Jul 29

Oct 3

Ear, Nose Throat

Jul 27

Sep 23

Endocrine

Aug 2

Oct 5

Gastro-Enterology

Aug 2

Oct 12

General Surgery

Jul 27

Sep 26

Hemodialysis

Jul 27

Sep 27

Infectious Disease

Aug 9

Oct 14

Nephrology

Jul 29

Oct 4

Neurology

Jul 29

Oct 4

Neurosurgery

Jul 15

Sep 16

Nuclear Medicine Svc

Jul 29

Oct 5

Ob-Gyn

Aug 24

Nov 14

Oncology

Aug 5

Oct 12

Ophthamology

Aug 19

Nov 11

Orthopedic

Jun 3

Aug 29

Pharmacy

Jul 25

Sep 19

Phys Medicine & Rehab

Jul 25

Sep 21

Physical Therapy

Aug 8

Oct 12

Plastic Surgery

Aug 2

Oct 12

Psychiatry (Adult)

Aug 18

Nov 8

Psychology

Aug 18

Nov 9

Pulmonary

Jul 11

Sep 13

Rheumatology

Aug 23

Nov 14

Social Work

Aug 26

Nov 8

Speech Pathology

Aug 12

Oct 19

Urology

Jul 15

Sep 19