The Joint Commission has recently revised their standards of care. To maintain accreditation, organizations are now required to assess outcomes with a standardized measurement tool.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is moving in the same direction.
Two scales I developed met the new standard. Both are listed on the Joint Commission and SAMSHA websites. The Outcome and Session Rating Scales (ORS, SRS) are brief, well-validated tools in use in clinical settings around the world.
The new standard has the potential to significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care. Studies also show, however, that implementation is a complex process with many challenges. Indeed, despite significant investment of time and resources, many organizations fail.
Click here for a free handout to assess the readiness of your agency. It’s one of the many resources provided at the ICCE Feedback-Informed Treatment Implementation workshop—the only evidence-based implementation training on measurement-based care to receive perfect marks for implementation materials, training and support resources, and quality assurance procedures by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
As always, feel free to email me with any questions.
All the best,
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.
Director, International Center for Clinical Excellence