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A New Approach to Feedback Informed Treatment

February 1, 2018 by Geoff Gray

CarePaths has been working with the psychotherapy researchers, Bruce Wampold, PHD (professor at U of Wisconsin and author of The Great Psychotherapy Debate) and Simon Goldberg, PHD (VA Puget Sound) on a new progress monitoring/feedback approach.

The approach will use two widely used measures, PHQ 9 and GAD 7. Clinicians and clients will receive feedback in the form of a graph of their progress. The graph will also include curves that display the average rate of improvement of patients who are successful in treatment and those who are not.

Here is what the progress monitoring graph looks like:

Surveys indicate clinicians find a simple graphical display of a client’s progress more useful than statistical interpretations or prescriptive messages.

We feel that this new feedback approach respects the clinician’s clinical judgment and their ability to fit the feedback information into the context for a particular client.

The database used for the development of this approach comes from one of the largest clinical data bases in the world, the National Health Service of Great Britain.

New Task Reminders

December 26, 2017 by Geoff Gray

We are introducing a task reminder system. The first reminders we are rolling out are keyed to documents that need to be completed at specific intervals. We will be adding others for administrative tasks soon, e.g. a reminder for reauthorizing claims, etc.

The reminder system enables you to set a due date for specific clinical documents, e.g., a treatment plan that is due every 90 days, an outcomes assessment due monthly, etc.

Here’s what you do: go to Menu – Admin Site –Menu – Messaging. Click Alert Rules – Create new rule. Choose your document – set the frequency, and type in notes if you wish – Save. You can view the rules on the main alert rules page. The rule tracks the due dates of all documents that match the rule. When a document is due within 7 days, it sends a Reminder notification/ message to the clinician.

Reminder Notifications – When a task is due you are notified with a “pop up” alert. Alert reminders are archived in Messaging.

In the coming months we will be expanding the task reminder system into a comprehensive Push Notification/To Do List function.

From Our Community

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~Patrick Quigley, PhD, LSAC

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