DataPool: CDR’s DataPool starts as an outcomes tool for clinicians. Utilizing communimetric tools such as the CANS and ANSA, the DataPool provides a structured assessment, ensuring that clients are thoroughly assessed. The software then provides instant feedback in the form of reports, severity measures, and graphs that are instantly helpful to clinicians and families in discussing disposition, and progress over time. Likewise, supervisors are able to review individual cases and programs from a higher vantage point: looking at case mixes, comparing the outcomes of multiple programs, and other data related clinical insights. In all, the DataPool provides a means for clinical and quality organization hitherto not possible in social services and community behavioral health.
CDR’s software is more than just a tool for managing internal clinical outcomes, but ultimately a tool improving coordination and communication with payers, government or oversight entities, and the public. With appropriate permissions, the application can be made available to families who want to see their own progress, and to payers for collaborative and improved authorization and review processes. It produces outcomes reports the whole community can understand, and which demonstrate your organization’s impact and value. Thus the DataPool helps make your agency’s data impactful in the community.
Measuring outcomes provides many benefits:
- Understand your system: track referral flows and understand their impact, appreciate the severity differences between levels of care and providers, discern the clinical process in different providers and amongst different clinicians.
- Compare one client’s trajectory through multiple levels of care.
- Compare different providers of the same level of care to each other, to identify strong programs.
- Compare managed care entities to each other.
- Identify clinical profiles that benefit from various programs, and those which are currently not being well served by the system.
- Provide public dashboards to families and consumers, in order that they may pick the programs that best match their needs.
- Implement pay for performance models that reward providers or payers for achieving positive outcomes.
Norms: CDR is a nonprofit organization developing a large database of TCOM norms. Our members contribute to these norms, and benefit from them. CDR’s Analytics Team uses advanced statistical and machine learning approaches to gain invaluable insight for action. Click to join!
Training & Implementation: More than just software, CDR has expertise on implementing successful TCOM programs. With regular meetings, built-in compliance and quality reporting, and training on how to make sense of data in day-to-day work, CDR ensures your TCOM implementation is a success. Click to join!
Decision Support & Analytics: When running a complicated multi-level human services or mental health organization, you need help knowing which of your services a client needs when. Also, identifying people for evidence-based programs is a key issue in efficiency and program survival. CDR decision support algorithms help rationalize your organization, and refer appropriately.
Working with Families: CDR resources help providers give families ownership of the treatment process. This is done through many ways, including
- Training workers who score TCOM tools in the tools of family engagement
- Parent Report for parents and children to understand their outcomes trajectories
- Parent Portal for caregivers to see how local providers stack up in regards to their children’s unique needs
- Materials that explain scores, such as Autism Level