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Psychiatry Working Group Creation - F2F at the US Symposium

(Mui Van Zandt) #1

There has been a lot of interest in forming a Psychiatry working group because we have quite a few OHDSI organizations around the world who are focused on psychiatry.

The objective of the group:
• To address the different challenges of data harmonization across areas of psychiatry
• Better understand the vocabularies used across the specialty
• Decide what is necessary to move current data into OMOP model
• Help each other understand and learn from experiences

We had an initial meeting last week and has decided to meet in person immediately following the Symposium at 7:30 PM EST. For those who cannot attend, a dial-in will also be provided. Agenda topic for this meeting:
• Review most common psychiatry use cases
• Common issues folks have run into
• Working group logistics - When and frequency

If you have an interest, please let me know and come with your use cases. Just wanna make sure we don’t overfill the room with enthusiastic collaborators who still wants to burn the midnight oil after what is going to be a magnificent Symposium.

Once I get the room confirmation, I’ll post it here.

(Andrew Williams) #2

I am interested and will try to attend the F2F

(Kristin Kostka, MPH) #3

Hi All!

The Psychiatry WG will be meeting Monday, September 16 in Linden Oak from 7:30-9:30PM (immediately following the reception). Dinner will be served. If you are coming, please let me know so I can ensure we have enough food!


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(Natalie Bareis, MS, LMSW, PhD) #4

I should be able to attend!

(Thomas White, MD, MS, MA, CHIE) #5

Count me in. I am glad to see that OHDSI wants to put focused attention on Behavioral Health.

I am an OHDSI newbie, but spent over a decade doing Psychiatric epidemiological research for Columbia and then working for the New York State Office of Mental Health building their Clinical Decision Support + Population Health Management system (PSYCKES). We also put a lot of focus on patient reported outcomes, working with LOINC and SNOMED to enable semantic interoperability for standardized functional status assessment instruments. I’d love to see the OHDSI community expand upon and extend the reach of those tools and data.

(Sarah Seager) #6

The meeting notes from the F2F meeting held after the US symposium can be found here:

For all of those who attended, could you please send me your email addresses so that I can collate.

Thanks, Sarah