BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
Using an Operating Company model, the BH Service Line (BHSL) establishes an enterprise-wide standardized set of BH clinical programs (the BH System of Care-BHSOC) at all Army installations to deliver integrated BH clinical services across:
- the Wellness continuum (pre-clinical to clinical to ETS/RET/ VA transition)
- the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) & deployment cycle
- the Soldier Life Cycle (initial entry thru exit from service)
The Clinical Data core in support of BHLS is generated via Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP) which is a module within the Medical Operations Data System (MODS).
The mission of BHDP is to 1) improve BH clinical care and risk tracking through standardized data collection methods and real-time data synthesis and provider viewing capability, 2) Support adoption of evidence-based methods of using outcome data in routine BH clinical care, and to 3) Reduce stove-piped databases by integrating relevant data sources for simplified viewing that will ensure improved coordination of care across the AMEDD.
Track “BH Vital Signs”: Track disorder severity and integrate clinical and non-clinical BH data such as PDHA & PDHRA.
Move toward a culture of standard clinical data-driven Quality Improvement practices
Provide consistent aggregate data reporting at the provider, clinic, MTF and Regional level for improved analysis & decision-making
Improve BH Provider and Commander Communication: Support Embedded Behavioral Health (eBH) execution and enable easier viewing and writing of BH profiles
Track BH Readiness across the ARFORGEN Cycle in an effort to decrease pre-deplyment BH "not medically ready" by leveraging existing MODS data modules such as eProfile and eMEB.
THE WAY AHEAD
BHDP data will be utilized in the MEDCOM R&A process to inform future program evaluation processes. BHDP use will be expanded to be utilized throughout different BH care settings and situations as clinical and administrative evaluation processes are standardized. BHDP will be adapted to support adult and child family members. BHDP is in the process of expanding aggregate data reporting capability at various levels to include Provider-Clinic-MTF-RMC-Service Level (GO senior leadership) to allow for more data-informed program evaluations. In addition, there is strong high-level interest in potentially utilizing BHDP to support BH data collection for the Tri-Service.