AMSUS Announces Executive Advisory Board Plans to Improve Federal Health Care Policy

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Health Insurance News J E 4

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals, announced the creation of a new board, the Executive Advisory Board (EAB), during its Annual Meeting in Maryland today.

"The EAB represents a public-private partnership among federal health care professionals and corporate service providers. The EAB will function as a voice for innovation and progress in federal health care policy and service for our military service members, their families and all Americans. We are bringing together the leaders who will help shape the future of federal health," said AMSUS Executive Director, Michael Cowan, MD, VADM, USN (Ret).

AMSUS is the nation's oldest and largest organization for professional military and federal health care providers. About 60 percent of its members work for the Department of Defense, Public Health Service and Department of Veterans Affairs.

AMSUS actively addresses the most relevant issues in federal medicine and patient care. In addition to publishing Military Medicine, the only peer-reviewed scientific medical journal focused on military issues, AMSUS sponsors the largest international meeting of military health care providers in the world.

The following partners comprise the AMSUS EAB:

  • LMI
  • United Health Care
  • HealthNet Federal Services
  • ByLight Professional IT Services
  • Cognosante
  • TLI Foundation
  • Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
  • Northrop Grumman

"We've assembled a distinguished council of health care leaders and research professionals to participate on the EAB. Through this collaboration we hope to help advance the highest quality standards for federal health care," said Cowan.

The AMSUS EAB will hold its first meeting in February 2017. For additional information on AMSUS visit


AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals, is dedicated to all aspects of federal medicine – professional, scientific, educational and administrative. Members represent all healthcare disciplines and serve in the Active and Reserve Components of all of the uniformed services, as well as the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, visit

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