New Developments in Mobile Outcomes

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.

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