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Measuring for Measurement's Sake? Improve Clinical Care Quality Too!

Thursday June 2, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

As organizations move from volume to value-based care, it is becoming more critical to measure outcomes. What is needed are techniques and tools that help monitor clinical progress and assess results across programs. 

Paul Brouillette and Thomas Idiculla, PhD from McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, share how BASIS-24®, a nationally recognized clinical and outcomes assessment instrument, can be used to address this growing necessity. Together with thought leader Christy Winter from Qualifacts, these experts discuss how measurement instruments like BASIS-24® can be integrated into the clinical workflow and provide real-time feedback to clinicians.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the value of measuring behavioral health outcomes
  • Explain the BASIS-24® instrument and how it can be used both clinically and for measuring outcomes
  • Illustrate how integrating outcomes instruments into an electronic health record can provide real-time outcomes data to clinicians

Paul Brouillette
Business Manager of Mental Health Services Evaluation
McLean Hospital 

Paul Brouillette has more than 10 years of business systems operations and quality management experience in health insurance and behavioral health provider relations. He is the business manager for McLean eBASIS. In this role, Paul assists internal and external eBASIS clients with account implementation, administration of outcome measurement tools, troubleshooting, and reporting. 

Thomas Idiculla, PhD
Director of Mental Health Services Evaluation
McLean Hospital

Thomas Idiculla is the director of McLean eBASIS/Mental Health Services Evaluation at McLean Hospital. He has more than 15 years’ experience in outcomes measurement research and development in the behavioral health field. He worked closely with one of the original developers of the BASIS-24®, Dr. Susan Eisen. Thomas oversees the development of the eBASIS system as well as several research projects related to the BASIS-24®, including readmission predictors, community norms/clinical cut-scores, and developing a BASIS tool for the adolescent population. 

Thomas received his PhD in Psychology from Boston College.

Christy Winter
Manager of Clinical Informatics and Outcomes 
Qualifacts

Christy Winter is a licensed Master's-level social worker and is the manager of clinical informatics and outcomes at Qualifacts. She is responsible for assisting customers with outcomes measurement and management, and she acts as a product manager for Qualifacts’ CareLogic EHR solution. She has more than 12 years of program evaluation, practice-based research, outcomes measurement, and quality improvement experience in the provider setting.

Christy has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in social work.