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Military Health System to Consolidate Online Training

June 3, 2015 | By timpearce
VIRIN: 150603-N-ZZ098-5929
Online training for Military Health System (MHS) personnel is moving to a new web-based site, Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), in June. The move to JKO consolidates and standardizes MHS online training, better known as e-learning. The move simplifies assigning, locating, completing and tracking of online medical training. JKO replaces several existing online medical training systems, including the most widely recognized, MHS Learn. MHS Learn will be discontinued after May 31, 2015. Individuals who have completed training on MHS Learn should make sure it is recorded in their individual service electronic training records. If they can’t, they should print copies of their training certificates in MHS Learn before May 31, 2015. On JKO, those without a common access card may use a username and password to access and take courses. Some of the courses affected include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Privacy Act training, required for most MHS staff, as well as Immunization University and Project Immune Readiness. The Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute moved its training to JKO in December 2014. The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is working closely with organizations that have training on MHS Learn to determine which courses should be moved and which should be retired. Commercial online training is still available through service-level contracts. Eventually, all MHS staff will be able to access the same commercial training through JKO and have it recorded in their JKO training record. This simplifies training, minimizes duplication and reduces the need to manually enter training into individual electronic training records. The move to JKO also supports the congressional mandate for the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to consolidate e-learning systems open to employees of both agencies.   (Post via Military Health System Communications Office)