It has been said that most of the world will make decisions by either guessing or using their gut. They will be either lucky or wrong. Measurement- based care utilizes objective data to track the impact of care, treatment, or services to patients. While relatively new to the behavioral health care field, Measurement-based care will help providers determine whether the treatment is working and facilitate treatment adjustments, consultations, or referrals for higher intensity services when patients are not improving. Today, more than ever, it is absolutely critical that treatment professionals collect and respond to patient data.
Patient Progress Monitoring
Now required by The Joint Commission, behavioral and mental healthcare providers and addiction treatment facilities should all be monitoring each patient’s progress during treatment, and using the data collected to inform treatment and target interventions. Tetra’s tools are designed to provide treatment professionals with detailed insights into how patients are doing in their recovery journeys, and to provide feedback, in real time, directly from patients
While monitoring patient progress during treatment is absolutely critical to long-term success of your patients, you must have the ability to track patients once they leave your care. Tetra Solutions’ proprietary outcomes tracking tools allow you to keep up on your patients’ success when they leave treatment and to ensure they have the resiliency necessary to thrive after treatment. And, should your patients struggle at any point, with Tetra’s system, you’ll be ideally positioned to help and support those patients through their lifelong journey in recovery.
All “behavioral health providers treating mental health and substance use disorders should implement a system of measurement-based care whereby validated symptom rating scales are completed by patients and reviewed by clinicians during encounters. Measurement-based care will help providers determine whether the treatment is working and facilitate treatment adjustments, consultations, or referrals for higher intensity services when patients are not improving.”