Health

I am Navy Medicine: Capt. Annie Case

By Capt. Annie Case I am a Navy Nurse Corps officer, recently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as Quality Management Department head. On July 1, 2016, I promoted to the rank of Navy captain as a Navy Nurse Corps officer, and transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka to become director, Nursing Services. I first became interested in a career …

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“Innovation Through Collaboration”

By Linda Albrition, Lead Continuous ProcessImprovement Analyst, Navy Medicine West The traditional view of “healthcare innovation” often focuses on financial returns like new medical devices or latest drug therapies. Navy Medicine is shifting this focus to value-based gains that measure not only the safety and quality of patient care, but the convenience and experience of that care.  By leveraging Continuous …

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Medical Informatics

By: Mike Galarneau, Director for Operational Readiness, Naval Health Research Center “Big data” is a popular buzz phrase these days—a term used to describe large volumes of data that can be mined and analyzed for information and insights. The term “big data” may be new, but the concept isn’t, and at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), we’ve being doing …

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Thinking Outside the Clinic: Researching Novel Approaches to Improving Psychological Health

By: Cindy Thomsen, Ph.D., Health and Behavioral Sciences Department Head, Naval Health Research Center When it comes to finding new ways to treat familiar illnesses and injuries, military medicine has always been on the frontline of the fight. This holds true whether the illness or injury is physical or psychological. Navy Medicine researchers are leading the charge to think beyond …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keith Anthony

by Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keith Anthony I was 16-years-old when I first had contact with a military organization. I had joined the Army JROTC at my high school. After my first day of school, I immediately went to the barbershop and got a flat top hair cut to meet regulations, and found a niche for shining my brass and squaring …

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