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Outcome Measures: A Joint Commission Requirement by January 2018

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

date:  Oct 02, 2017
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Upcoming Conferences

BestNotes is looking forward to attending the following conferences in May:

33rd Annual Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependency

NAATP National Addiction Leadership Conference

date:  May 04, 2017
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Support Spot – February 2017

Recent Updates to BestNotes and Documentation

  • New Portal Account Password Requirements
  • New Ledger Settings

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Recent Common Tickets / Tips and Tricks

Q: How can a user manage ledger settings that are no longer in use?
Answer: New ledger setting features allow a user to Inactivate old Clinical Codes and create new ones in a new Category.

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Social Network Updates

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date:  Feb 27, 2017
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Support Spot – January 2017

Recent Updates to BestNotes and Documentation

  • BestNotes is proud to announce Appointment Reminders via SMS or Contact Text messages.
  • Lock or inactivate Templates.
  • Manage API Credentials in Settings.

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Recent Common Tickets / Tips and Tricks

Q: How can I automatically contact clients about an appointment?
Answer:

  1. Turn on Appointment Reminders in Settings.
  2. Check on when the client will receive a message.
  3. Make sure all appointments or the appointment type for that client’s appointment is selected.
  4. Check Notify by SMS in the client’s details and make sure the Cell Phone field has a 10-digit number.
  5. Wait to see if they confirm via Text message or reply “Stop.”

NOTE: There is an additional fee per message and please follow the instructions on the Appointment Reminder help page.

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Welcome to BestNotes

Access 2 Recovery
Addiction Recovery Medical Service LLC
AspenRidge North
Bell Eve, Inc.
BridgeWay Sober Living
By the Sea Recovery
Cambio Academy
CareVoy
Gem Academy
Inspirations Nevada, LLC
K A Health Services LLC
Legacy Healing Center Margate, LLC
Lifespan Behavior Services, LLC
Madrona Recovery
Papilion Integrated Recovery Center, INC.
Pathfinders Recovery Center
Rise Above
Spirit Mountain Recovery
Wayne Martin, LCSW

 

Social Network Updates

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date:  Jan 30, 2017
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Support Spot – December 2016

Recent Updates to BestNotes and Documentation

  • New Status filtering for General and Activity Logs.
  • New Confirm features in appointments.
  • New Title field for all Assessments and all Treatment Plan documents in the Med/Clinical window.

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Recent Common Tickets / Tips and Tricks

Q: How can I differentiate one Med/Clinical document from another with the same title?
Answer:

  • Filter by that document and check the date.
  • Use the new Title field to add an addendum or update number and/or date.

NOTE: Both types of documents still have a record of when they are logged to the BestNotes database.

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Welcome to BestNotes

Arise Society
Bonnie DenDooven, MC, LPC
Burning Tree Lodge
Capo Canyon Recovery
Equinox RTC
Guided Landings Treatment LLC
Measures4Success, LLC
Meridian Mentoring
New Day Recovery, LLC
Robert A Shearer MD
Take Action Recovery, LLC
The Swan Diamond

 

Social Network Updates

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date:  Dec 29, 2016
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