ative to see if it could be useful in my practice," said Award winner Pepper Sarnoff, M.S., M.A., a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. "The survey tool was a good reminder about the need for ongoing assessment, especially in later stages of the counseling process. I also learned about some 'problems' my clients had not previously disclosed that might have gotten overlooked."
"Decades of research prove that routine patient feedback to clinicians improves outcomes," said Jeb Brown, PhD, Director of the Center of Clinical Informatics. OIC provides mental health practitioners with objective data on how their patients are progressing according their patients' survey responses. APS Healthcare's survey instruments, created with the Center of Clinical Informatics, were tested to ensure their statistical validity and clinical efficacy.
"It is very important to provide some external measurement of the mental health counseling process to ensure that the best possible care is being delivered," said Steve Saunders, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of APS Healthcare. "We are very pleased that South Carolina practitioners are finding the instruments valuable, and that they are providing measurable impact on treatment."
About APS Healthcare
APS Healthcare, headquartered in White Plains, NY, is a leading provider of specialty healthcare solutions. APS delivers customized, integrated healthcare solutions that help people engage in behaviors that optimize their health status. By uniting all participants in the healthcare landscape -- individuals, practitioners and payers -- APS improves overall health and reduces total healthcare expenditures.
SOURCE APS Healthcare
RELATED LINKSPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
. Free Webinar Top 5 Tools to Control Labor Costs for Long-Term Healthcare Professionals 1:00 pm EST January 26, 20102
. InstaMed Announces the Release of InstaMed Connect for Integrated Real-Time Healthcare and Payment Transactions3
. Capital BlueCross and P4 Healthcare Launch Cancer Pathways Initiative4
. New Payment Posting Service Helps Healthcare Providers Improve Collection Process 5
. Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference Korea Announced for April 13-16th, 20106
. Emdeon to Present at the Jefferies Global Healthcare Services Conference7
. United American Healthcare Corporation Announces Meeting Date and Record Date for Annual Meeting of Shareholders8
. International SOS and MediSend to Partner on Humanitarian Healthcare9
. Ricoh Offers Free Educational Sessions to Healthcare Professionals Nationwide10
. Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II Enters Agreement to Acquire the Center for Neurosurgery and Spine Near St. Cloud, Minn.11
. Scott & White Healthcare researching treatments for rare cancers