Our Healthcare Outcomes Assessment Resource CD-ROM makes basic outcomes assessment VERY easy for your Chiropractic, Medical or other practice. This CD contains files pertaining to the implementation, use, and management of data related the following popular outcome assessment protocols
- The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Self Assessment Questionnaire – Boston Protocol
- The Oswestry Low Back Pain & Disability Questionnaire
- The Roland-Morris Low Back Pain & Disability Questionnaire
- The Neck Disability Index Questionnaire
- The Rand 36-Item Heath Survey, Version 1.0 (RAND SF-36)
This affordable CD contains many Microsoft Excel Files to help you automatically calculate outcome assessment scores, convert scores, graph scores and track and manage data! No more tedious scoring by hand! Read on to find out more!
Documenting and tracking progress with your treatment and care plans is vital. Everyone from Insurance carriers to attorneys, and third party payers all demand documentation and proof that the services you billed for were medically necessary and actually performed. That was all enough in the past. Unfortunately, the game has change and the stakes are now even higher! These same parties now want healthcare providers to prover their care is effective as well.
Payors want proof that care is achieving the desired results and. Insurance carriers want proof that the care they are paying for is working as well. They also want to know if a patient has reached a plateau or reached maximum medical improvement. A simple “rate your symptoms on a scale from 0 to 10” just isn’t good enough anymore. To protect your patients, yourself and your practice you need to assess and address activities of daily living, functional capacity and sometimes even the emotional impact a patient’s condition has on their life. Welcome to the daunting world of outcomes assessment!
Fortunately there’s good news. All of the forms you need are already out there! None of this is extremely difficult…but calculating and tracking all of these scores can be time consuming and tedious.
We know how you feel. It does sound like a lot of work on the surface. Outcomes assessment shouldn’t be dismissed as too difficult or too much of an annoyance. Instead it should be viewed as a great opportunity to validate your care to the patient and all third parties involved. This is also a great opportunity for Chiropractors. If you are a Doctor of Chiropractic, outcomes assessment should always be a top priority. Our profession is always under attack and Chiropractors should seize every opportunity to validate the care and benefits they provide!
This Outcome Assessment CD is the perfect answers. The creators of this CD spent an immense amount of time to put together Microsft Excel spreadsheets capable of taking 90% of the inconvenience out of the whole process. Instead of completing charts and scoring score sheets by hand, most of it now involves little more than entering the patient’s responses, recording the scores in the file, The files take it from there and will automatically score and track patient progress over time. This is extremely convenient; when a patient or insurance company questions progress with care you or your staff can simply calmly open the patient’s computer file and print off a visual accounting of the patient’s progress with care. Nothing is clearer than a table listing all of the patient’s scores for every assessment you have performed from day one along with charts showing progress!
On this CD you’ll also find professional narrative descriptions and explanations clearly explaining how the assessment is used along with an explanation of how to interpret the results. These explain everything to the provider and staff and are also invaluable for other providers and other professionals such as insurance reviewers or attorneys. No more trying to explain to an attorney or insurance company what the heck an Oswestry questionnaire is or what a patient’s score means! Now you can just click, print, and send!
The benefits of the CD don’t end there. The files automatically generate simple and effective professional looking graphs to visually demonstrate a patient’s progress. All of this is done with just a few clicks of a mouse in a minutes! No more scrambling in a frenzy to get 6 or 8 weeks worth of scores tallied, documented, and interpreted! Just enter information and the files and software do the rest!
Not a Microsoft Office expert? Have no fear. You don’t need any fancy Microsoft Excel skills or knowledge to use these files. As long as you have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer and can open files and follow instructions you’ll be all set. You only need basic computer skills to put these files to use in your practice. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel will help if you wish to customize the files even further, but it is not a prerequisite or necessary requirement. Using these files is typically as simple as opening the files in Excel, following instructions, and typing in data where it is needed!
Your Purchase Gets You One CD-ROM With the Following Content:
1. A Microsoft Excel file to calculate, store, interpret and graph results for up to 20 Rand 36-Item Health Survey, 1.0 assessments per patient file.
2. A Microsoft Word and PDF format file explaining the Rand 36-SF, how to implement it and how to use it.
3. One Microsoft Word and a PDF file providing instructions on how to use the Excel file to score, track, and manage the data obtained with your Rand 36-SF assessment.
4. An editable file of the Rand 36-Item Health Survey, version 1.0 to print out the actual form.
5. A PDF version of the Rand 36-Item Health Survey, version 1.0. While this version is not editable, it is a well pknown file file format to provide the form for download to patients on your website, to email it to patients and more.
6. One Microsoft Excel File for use with the Oswestry Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire. Just enter the patient’s responses to the questions/statements on the form and the calculator in this spreadsheet converts the patient response into the corresponding numerical point value and then calculates the patient’s total raw score. The benefits don’t stop there. The calculating formula built into the spreadsheet file then converts the patient’s total raw score into the original interpreted disability level specified by the original author! This saves you and your staff a ton of time since there’s no need to calculate scores and consult a chart. It’s all done for you! The calculator then automatically and simultaneously converts the total raw score into the end percentage score. Enter this score into the table and the spreadsheet will automatically add the information to the graph. The files allow you to track up to 20 questionnaires per spreadsheet saved! (Should a patient need more than 20 questionnaires for some reason, simply start a new spreadsheet file and continue on.)
7. A Microsoft Word and PDF file explaining the Oswestry Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire form along with instructions on how to implement it and how to use it.
8. An editable Microsoft Word version of the Oswestry Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire form. This version allows you to make minor edits to the form as you see fit.
9. A PDF version of the Oswestry Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire form. This PDF version is not editable but this version allows you to print the form if you don’t have Microsoft Word. This PDF version also allows you to easily provide the form for download and/or printout by patients on your website.
10. One set of instructions in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF format describing how to use the Excel file related to managing data obtained from the Oswestry.
11. A Microsoft Excel File for use with the Neck Disability Index Questionnaire. Using this file is easy. Just enter the patient’s responses into the spreadsheet and the calculator converts the patient response into the proper corresponding point value. The spreadsheet then automatically calculates the patient’s total raw score. The calculator then converts the total raw score into the original interpreted disability level specified by the form author. There is no need to calculate scores by hand and no need to consult a chart. All that work is done for you! The calculator automatically and simultaneously converts the total raw score into the end percentage score. Enter this final score into the table and the spreadsheet automatically adds the information to the graphs.
12. One Microsoft Word and PDF file briefly explaining the Neck Disability Index form, how to implement it and how to use it.
13. One editable Microsoft Word version of the Neck Disability Index. This allows you to edit the form and make any changes you see fit.
14. One PDF version of the Neck Disability Index form. This PDF version of the form may not be editable but you can use it to print the form if you don’t have Microsoft Word installed on your PC. This version is ideal because it allows you to easily provide the form for download for patients and/or printout on your website and more.
15. You’ll also receive a set of instructions in explaining how to use the Excel file to score, track, and manage the data related to and obtained from the Neck Disability Index.
16. One Microsoft Word and PDF file explaining the Roland-Morris Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire form and how to best implement the protocol and begin using it.
17. One editable version of the Roland-Morris form in Microsoft Word format. This version allows you to edit the form and make any changes you desire.
18. Another version of the Roland-Morris Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire form. This PDF version cannot be edited but you can use this version to print the form if you don’t have Microsoft Word. This version also allows you to email it to new patients or to allow patients to download it on your website. You can also use it to email to patients and more.
19. One set of instructions describing how to use the provided Excel file to score, track and manage the data obtained from your use of the Roland-Morris Questionnaire.
20. A Microsoft Excel File for use with the Roland-Morris Questionnaire. This spreadsheet file is very easy to use. You simply enter the patient’s total score for each questionnaire into the spreadsheet table. As you make the entries for subsequent questionnaires into the spreadsheet it automatically calculates the change in score since the previous assessment and the overall change in score since the initial assessment. The spreadsheet also determines the percentage improvement overall between the current and initial assessments. This is all done for you with no tedious and time consuming calculations needed by hand. This information is also displayed on a very useful graph allowing you to easily show the patient and other third parties a visual overview of progress with scores. There’s no need to make your own graphs. All of the work is done for you! You can track up to 20 questionnaires per spreadsheet. In the unlikely event you’d need to track more than 20 assessments on file for a patient, you can simply start another Excel file for them and continue on!
21. Instructions in PDF and Word format explaining the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Self Assessment – Boston Protocol Form, and how to use the related files.
22. An editable version of the Carpal Tunnel Assessment Questionnaire form in Microsoft Word format. This editable version permits you to make any minor changes you’d like to make.
23. One PDF version of the same Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire form. This PDF version cannot be edited but you can use this version to print the form if you don’t have Microsoft Word. This version also allows you to easily provide the form for download on your website. You can also use this format to email the form to new patients and more.
24. Instructions explaining how to use the Excel file to manage the data obtained from the Carpal Tunnel Self Assessment Questionnaire.
25. A Microsoft Excel file for use with the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Self Assessment – Boston Protocol form. Simply enter the patient’s response to each question on the CTS form and the Excel spreadsheet calculator will instantly and automatically calculate the patient’s score for the symoptom severity scale, functional status scale, and the overall total score. Next enter the calculated functional status and symptom severity scale scores into the data table after each assessment. The spreadsheet automatically calculates the overall change in total score a track and graphs all data entered. The spreadsheet automatically generates a graph for progress of the entered Symptom severity scale scores, functional status scale scores, and overall score as well. These graphs allow you to easily show patients and third parties a visual overview of your progress complete with scores! There is no need calculate your own graphs because the file does everything for you! Each file allows you to track up to 20 questionnaires per spreadsheet saved! In the unlikely event you need to have more than 20 assessments on file for a patient; you can simply start another file.
26. One spreadsheet file in Microsoft Excel format for use with the Quadruple Visual Analog Scale (QVAS) Questionnaire. As with the other spreadsheets, this one is very easy to use. You simply enter the patient’s score for each of the 4 QVAS scales for each questionnaire. In this situation, due to the nature of the QVAS there isn’t much of anything for the spreadsheet to calculate. However, the spreadsheet still automatically enters the scores into the table and adds the information to the graphs automatically. This spreadsheet automatically generates four unique charts to track each QVAS scale (Current Pain, Average Pain, Pain at its Worst, Pain at its Best). Each spreadsheet permits you to track up to 20 questionnaires per spreadsheet saved!
27. A set of instructions explaining the QVAS form and how to best implement it and begin using it.
28. An editable version of the QVAS form in Microsoft Word format. This version allows you to make changes to the form.
29. A non-editable PDF version of the QVAS form. You cannot edit this version, but it is idea for placing on your website or emailing it to patients.
30. Instructions explaining how to begin using the Excel file to manage, score and track the data obtained from the QVAS form.
We’re happy to save you even more time by customizing the files and letterhead with your name and practice contact information. Just email your contact information after you complete your purchase and we’ll enter all the information into the documents for you. You can also submit this information online, information is available here:
Of course this is very easy to do on your own by simply editing the document headers.
As previously mentioned, you’ll also receive a narrative summary for each assessment form in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats. Print this handy document out when giving an outcomes summary to a patient or their insurance company, attorney, etc. The summary even directs the reader to contact you if they need assistance understanding the assessment methods or results.
Here are the requirements for using this outcomes assessment resource CD.
- A CD-Rom drive on your computer
- Microsoft Excel 2002 or later (or equivalent)
- A printer to print forms, tables & summaries
- Microsoft Word to open & edit the Microsoft Word files and/OR Adobe’s FREE Reader program
Still not sure? Confused? Check out our full size sample documents. We provide full size samples for the Oswestry Questionnaire and the Rand 36-Item Health Survey 1.0, (RAND SF-36) in order for you to see what the files look like when printed! Click the links below to download or view the sample documents.
OSWESTRY QUESTIONNAIRE SAMPLE:
RAND SF-36 SAMPLE:
These are just two samples. The CD comes with much more. Read on for the full description!