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Mental Health Informatics Update Kathleen Lysell, Psy.D. VA Psychology Leadership Conference April 28, 2006.

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1 Mental Health Informatics Update Kathleen Lysell, Psy.D. VA Psychology Leadership Conference April 28, 2006

2 Mental Health Informatics  Development of Mental Health Software in VistA system 3 software developers based in Salt Lake City, Albany 3 software developers based in Salt Lake City, Albany  Remote Systems Support—Pittsburgh Maintain ASI and NMHDS databases Maintain ASI and NMHDS databases Maintain mental health web page Maintain mental health web page

3 Mental Health Assistant Software

4 Mental Health Assistant  Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the Mental Health testing package.  Originally released 2002  Enhancements (version 3) currently in beta testing at 8 test sites  Provides secure computer environment for patient administered testing

5 Instrument Administrator

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7 Results Review--Report

8 Results Review--Graphing

9 Addiction Severity Index

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11 GAF

12 MHA3  Restructures VistA files, moving toward the Health-e Vet desktop  Creates progress note from instrument administration  Health summary components for mental health instruments  Simplifies process for adding new instruments  PTSD screen, Braden skin risk assessment and Morse Falls risk included

13 MHA Health Instrument Editor

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15 My Health-e Vet Mental Health  My Health-e Vet is VA’s Personal Health Record—www.myhealth.gov  April, 2005—initiative to develop specific mental health content and portal  Efforts co-led by Office of Undersecretary for Health Policy and Planning and the Office of Mental Health

16 My Health-e Vet Mental Health  Three primary components planned Screening Screening Educational Materials Educational Materials Interactive Module for Continuous Recovery Interactive Module for Continuous Recovery  Clinical Content Areas PTSD PTSD Substance Abuse Substance Abuse Schizophrenia Schizophrenia Depression Depression

17 Focus Groups  Conducted with 100 veterans and family members  Use of Computers: 70% of veterans reported that they have access to a computer 70% of veterans reported that they have access to a computer 75% reported that they know how to use the internet 75% reported that they know how to use the internet

18 Information Veterans Desire in My Health-e Vet Veteran Sample

19 Percentage of Veterans Who Would Access the Web For: Veteran Sample


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