Screening and assessment is easier and more cost-effective when you dynamically administer multiple measures in a single in-depth screening interview. Using electronic screening interviews, staff time, as well as provider time gathering patient information, is replaced by automation and patients doing their own data entry.
The Work Flow
Initiate a Screening Interview
On-demand or automatically, schedule a screening interview with measures tailored to each patient’s needs. The patient can complete the interview remotely via an email or text link using their personal device (smartphone, tablet or PC) or the interview can be completed in the office using a local tablet or kiosk. Remote administrations are automatically initiated along with reminders as needed.
Patients Do The Data Entry
Question-by-question administration enables easy formating for mobile devices, performing calculations and next question selection, dynamically administering the interview measures in the minimum number of questions.
Results Automatically Routed Where Needed
Interview results are automatically routed or manually imported into the EMR, data warehouse, or HIE with error-free scoring, analysis, and outcome trending. Access results as a PDF report, summary note, or discrete data fields in real-time minimizing staff involvement and maintaining patient flow.
Community Network Sharing
Using profiles and connections to share results, flags, and referrals, responsible parties can coordinate care, making sure the client’s needs are met. Sharing aggregate data (screening rates, flags, and referrals) with the community network provides the data you need to manage programs and market your performance. Visit Pediatric Tools content channel solution for more details.
Add Remote Screening To Your Work Flow
Secure Links In Email and Text Messages Are More Effective
Using a secure link that the patient can simply click to access a screening interview gets over the hurdle of logging into a patient portal or responding to a screening that is mailed. Reminder emails or texts as needed, automatically sent before the due date, further improves the response rate.
Reduce Time In The Office, Ideal For Telehealth
Whether your practice has pivoted to telehealth visits, wants to reduce risk from spending time in the waiting room or simply does not have room for office-based screening, remote screening is a great solution. Screening interviews outside the normal visit schedule is also a viable option.
Combine Screening Measures
In-Depth Assessment Using Multiple Measures
To get the depth of information required clinically, the practical screening solution is to use a screening protocol (age-based, outcome-based or visit-based) and gather multiple appropriate measures in a single screening interview. Simple screens create follow up work for the provider which an in-depth assessment performs automatically.
Combining screening measures can make the screening interview too long to use in practice. Prescreens like the PHQ-2 or GAD-2 with threshold logic can be used to minimize the number of questions asked during the screening interview. Dynamically administering multiple measures effectively turns screening into a computer assessment interview saving the practice time and cost while providing a greater depth of information. Apps do the work and all staff has to do is pull up the client and go.