What's New: Clinician-Administered Outcome Measures

By TherapyNotes, LLC on April 2, 2024

All the outcome measures in the TherapyNotes library are now available to be completed by a clinician during a session! This includes measures that are disabled for sharing via the client portal, such as measures that are not appropriate to be completed without a clinician. Clinicians assigned to patients, including Supervisors and Clinical Administrators, are able to administer a measure to a client. 

Under the patient’s Documents tab, you'll see the Outcome Measure button. The list is sorted to show which measures have been previously completed by the patient. Selecting an outcome measure from the list navigates to a page that provides some information about the measure, instructions to the patient, and the ability to select the desired language (English or Spanish).

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Completing the measure is similar to the patient experience of a completing a measure in TherapyPortal. Questions are provided one at a time, and sometimes there will be specific instructions or additional information associated with a question. The Clinician will enter the patient responses and navigate to the next question. Do not hand your device to the patient to complete, as you are still logged into TherapyNotes. 

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After answering the last question, you will save the assessment and then see a document showing all the patient responses and automatically calculated scores. This clinician administered document can be downloaded or printed and does not requiring processing by the practice.

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The Status column in the Documents tab differs depending on the method of completion:

  • Outcome measures completed by a clinician during a session will simply say “Completed.”
  • Measures submitted in the portal will continue to show as “Completed by Patient” once they are processed by the practice and may show other relevant statuses such as “Pending Patient Submission” or “Needs Processing.” 

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Unlike outcome measures completed on the portal, there is no history of clinician-administered outcome measures noted in your patient portal.

* The content of this post is intended to serve as general advice and information. It is not to be taken as legal advice and may not account for all rules and regulations in every jurisdiction. For legal advice, please contact an attorney.

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