Clinician's Corner Blog

A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.

  • CAT, Dogs, and Science November 6, 2017

    CAT, or canine assisted therapy, is an intuitive treatment for potentially many mental health disorders. And, most of us love dogs. Folklore has even designated these canine companions mankind’s best friend. Their appeal is strong and clear, yet their connection to mental health treatment is a bit less evolved.

  • Intro to Data: Moving from Data Bits to Evidence-based Planning and Evaluation in the Military Health System October 30, 2017

    The first blog in our “Intro to Data” series introduced the idea of “big data” encompassing volume, velocity, and variety. Our second blog provided some examples of big data applications within the Military Health System (MHS).

  • Are You Keeping Up With Our Psych Health Evidence Briefs? Check Out the New Batch! July 31, 2017

    Deployment Health Clinical Center’s Psych Health Evidence Briefs give psychological health care providers an easy way to familiarize themselves with the available scientific evidence and clinical guidance for treatments for mental health conditions commonly experienced by military service members. The evidence briefs cover the gamut of available treatments, from front-line evidence-based treatments to emerging treatments that have little or no research but are covered by the media.

  • Intro to Data: Using Big Data in the Public Health Sector and the Military Health System June 1, 2017

    Welcome to the second blog in our “Intro to Data” series where we’ll talk about how big data can be used in the health and public health sectors, specifically within the Military Health System (MHS). In our first blog, Dr. Waitsman introduced the 3 Vs that often describe big data: volume, velocity and variety.

     

     

  • The Role of Evidence Synthesis in Health Care April 24, 2017

    In recent years there has been a pronounced shift in health care towards “evidence-based practice” (EBP), which brings together research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values to support decision-making in patient care. The goal of employing EBP is to improve patient outcomes by ensuring that treatment decisions are based on the best information available, and not solely on tradition and provider experience.

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