Electronic Routine Outcomes Measurement
Providing care teams with access to health outcomes and treatment goals in real time.
We are introducing electronic outcome measurement to the IWK's Community Mental Health and Addictions clinics. These measures are usually filled out with pencil and paper - a method that can take considerable time to be recorded and analyzed for use with patients and families in real time. Routinely collecting this information electronically will give patients, families and clinical staff a reliable, real-time picture of how well the young person is functioning in important areas of their life. It will also be helpful for planning effective services. We will carefully evaluate if, and how, switching to routine electronic outcomes measurement improves patient outcomes.
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