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.

  • 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.

  • Psych Health Evidence Briefs: Providers’ One-Stop-Shop for Treatment Information March 21, 2017

    Have you had patients ask about new sensational treatments that have been highlighted in the media or that they heard about from friends? How many of your patients have questioned the effectiveness of their current treatment? Are you interested in being better able to educate your patients about treatment options?

  • Intro to Data: Using Big Data in the Military Health System March 6, 2017

    In recent years, the term “big data” has become a popular buzzword, sometimes thrown around to make projects seem more modern and exciting. But what does it really mean?

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