Patient Assessments

Comprehensive Care Starts with Real-time Patient Information

Improving patient outcomes starts with a new perspective. Evidence-based research suggests that a comprehensive “whole person” approach to clinical care can improve clinical outcomes and lead to a reduction in overall risk to patients, as well as physicians. The PREscribe™ platform systematically gathers critical data from every aspect of the patient encounter – including medical history, medications, procedures and the myriad factors at play in the patient’s physical, mental and behavioral health.

PREscribe’s patient assessments are powerful for the following reasons:

Mobile device enabled – Prescription related evaluations are provided via iPad in the lobby or in the exam room while the patient is waiting to be examined.  This process allows the practice to utilize otherwise unused clinic time to allow patients to self-administer clinically validated prescription related evaluations.

Instant scoring and analysis – Patient data is instantly and automatically scored and analyzed and delivered in a single dashboard. Clinicians review this information as part of the patient exam and are alerted to areas of concern and risk.

Fully-integrated with existing EMR/EHR systems – Data collected during the patient assessments is combined with historical patient information stored in the clinician’s EMR/EHR systems – then delivered as a single, comprehensive view through PREscribe’s patient dashboard.

Include a broad range of cognitive assessments: PREscribe’s real-time patient assessments include:

  • PMQ-R – Pain Medication Questionnaire (Revised) – A self-administered assessment tool designed to reflect and identify suspected behavioral and attitudinal correlates of opioid misuse.  In a peer reviewed study, the PMQ was identified as a being a better measure than either the SOAPP-R or the ORT.
  • CCESD-R – Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (Revised) – Self-administered assessment tool designed to reflect the nine categorical symptoms of depression and depressive disorder as defined by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
  • CAT – Cognitive Abilities Test – A neuropsychological test of “set-shifting,” measuring the ability to display flexibility in the face of changing schedules of reinforcement. It’s a proven measure of executive function.
  • IGT – Iowa Gambling Test – proven measure of executive function
  • Edinborough – the gold standard for perinatal and postpartum depression screening
  • PTSD:  In addition to the important tests above, US MedSci has a full menu of testing for PTSD for both uniformed and civilian personnel.