BestNotes is getting ready to release the BestNotes Idaho Profile which is a new clinical documentation set! Its purpose is to support providers in the state of Idaho in demonstrating clinical best practices and consistently meeting clinical audit requirements from state regulatory bodies, specifically, IDAPA, Optum Idaho, and BPA. This project has been a collaborative effort between our BestNotes Profile Creation Team and several Idaho providers.
1) Do you have an outcome measures instrument?
Please see the list of approved outcome measures instruments from the Joint Commission.
2) Are you using your instrument?
Is data routinely collected at multiple points in time over the course of service?
3) Are you utilizing the data?
Is data used to identify quality improvement opportunities?
The 2018 Codes will be available starting Friday, September 29, 2017 for BestNotes users. The 2017 Codes will be available until Friday, December 29, 2017, at which time they will no longer be available to use.
BestNotes users will be able to use ASAM CONTINUUM. ASAM CONTINUUM™ is a family of products that allows clinicians and non-clinicians to assess patients with addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions through computer-guided, structured interviews. Call us for more information!
The Joint Commission has developed new requirements for organizations assessing patient outcomes. The Joint Commission has previously required assessments of outcomes of care, treatment, or services and will expand on those requirements by tracking those measures through the use of a standardized tool or instrument, by January 2018.
OutcomeTools provides public domain assessments for delivery and scoring to meet Joint Commission requirements. Tools such as PHQ-9, GAD-7, and Columbia Suicide Severity Rating scale (CSSRS) as well as other instruments, are available in the public domain and can be delivered electronically through OutcomeTools. Custom surveys can also be requested to add to a database. Full list of assessments can be found here: https://www.bestnotes.com/questionnaire-library/
OutcomeTools was created in response to challenges faced by members of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs in their efforts to perform outcomes research. The system is designed to simplify the administration process and increase response rates. Organizations use OutcomeTools to electronically administer, score, and report on many types of outcome measures provided by a growing list of copyright owners and open sources. The system provides real-time feedback to increase the engagement of participants and staff. Smart automation frees providers to focus on aligning participant responses with treatment and service plans.
OutcomeTools can be used as a stand-alone system or is integrated with BestNotes EHR/CRM. As a secure web-based application, OutcomeTools is an ideal mechanism for conducting large scale studies involving multiple organizations