Pentagon's online mental health portal goes defensewide

After investing 18 months and less than $1 million, the Army Medical Command has developed a data portal that allows hospitals to assess the mental health conditions of soldiers "much more efficiently than they could previously,"  Nextgov reports. The Behavioral Health Data Portal was deemed so much more efficient that last month the Pentagon required all Defense Department entities to use it. The article points out that the portal was the government winner of this year's Excellence in Enterprise Information award from the Association for Enterprise Information, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association. Development began on the portal in March 2012; by September, it was in use by all 56 Army medical treatment facilities. 

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