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New Developments in Mobile Outcomes

April 17, 2017 by Geoff Gray

We are evolving our mobile outcomes and monitoring app and we have brought in a research team headed by Bruce Wampold, Ph.D. (author of the Great Psychotherapy Debate) to help us in this ongoing effort. Initially his group will help us develop outcomes metrics (e.g. effect size statistics) and decision support alerts as to adequacy of response to treatment. Longer term we hope to assess the impact of providing daily monitoring on treatment outcomes, a prospect we find pretty exciting.

New features include the addition of two new assessment batteries: one for adult pain patients and the other for children. Clinicians can select from one of three batteries:
1) Adult (standard instruments are PHQ 9, GAD 7, and CAGE-AID);
2) Adult-Pain (standard instruments include the adult instruments as well as the MSPQ, The Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire, and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. The latter pain questionnaires are standard pain assessment instruments that assess the impact of pain on functioning and well being.
3) Child-Pediatric Symptom Questionnaire (PSC 17) and the SNAP IV. The PSC is a widely used, psychometrically sound, screening instrument for mental health problems in children. The SNAP IV is a brief (18 questions) psychometrically sound instrument for assessing ADHD symptoms in children and adolescents.

We have also added new features that enable more customized daily monitoring. Features include: 1) ability to sort daily monitoring questions by category, e.g. depression, anxiety, etc. This makes it easier to find and add questions. You will also be able to add your own custom questions to the categories and choose type of response options, (Yes/No or Almost Never/Almost Always).

You can also now enable/disable notifications for specific patients. Patients can opt out also.
A final new feature is the Import Demographics Function. You can now import demographics information to your Carepaths site.

CarePaths is Hiring!

March 29, 2017 by Geoff Gray

We are looking for the following:

1) Business manager—This is a full time position. Business background and some basic IT. Responsibilities will include basic business tasks e.g. accounting, payroll, HR, etc. Also, will oversee customer service support staff; assist project manager with IT projects; and contribute to marketing initiatives. Candidate can work remotely.

2) Programmer–We are looking for a full-time Ruby developer responsible for building Ruby applications, including anything from complex groups of back-end microservices to command line utilities and data processing scripts. Your primary responsibility will be to design and develop these applications, and to coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Thus, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and building quality products is essential.

Responsibilities:Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code. Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications. Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems. Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation.

Skills
Good understanding of the syntax of Ruby and its nuances
Understanding of functional programming style in Ruby
Skills for writing reusable Ruby libraries that may be used in expressive ways
Familiarity with concepts of MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful
Experience with popular web application frameworks (such as Rails, Lotus, etc)
Familiarity with command-suite libraries (such as Thor and GLI)
Experience with both external and embedded databases

Candidate can work remotely.

3) Statistician/Research Psychologist—This is a part time consulting position. CarePaths has a very large database of de-identified clinical, demographic, and utilization/cost information. Initial projects include: 1) developing case mix adjusted outcomes reports; 2) assessing the effectiveness of daily monitoring as a complement to weekly outcomes; 3) identifying factors associated with drop out from treatment. Candidate can work remotely.

From Our Community

"I have been in practice full or part time as a Psychologist for over 28 years. The CarePaths system is the most efficient system of record keeping, patient and practice management, authorization tracking, claims management, and billing that I have ever used. With the addition of features recently added to the system, my office will be nearly paperless. As I anticipate retiring in several years, the problem of record repository will not be a significant issue. The customer service at CarePaths is exceptional. Any processing difficulty is usually solved within a day. This system is head and shoulders an improvement over the two forms of proprietary practice management systems I used in the past."

~Patrick Quigley, PhD, LSAC

“I have used many systems and yours is a hidden gem! I really love the functionality, features, and layout!”

~Melissa D. Michel, MSCP, NCC, LPC

“The referral portal is a huge benefit. The Cleveland Clinic uses it to schedule next day appointments for us from the emergency department. It's worked wonderfully.”

~Cara Daily , Ph.D.

"I am a very satisfied user… and I would like to express my strong satisfaction with your product."

~Loren Andrews, LCSW