Month: February 2013

FAQ: How Can I Use Data Generated from my Clinic’s Reports to Improve the Care Provided to our Adolescent Population?

Using a survey to track behaviors and risk reduction can assist professionals in monitoring risk and behavior change over time, similar to the monitoring of weight or blood pressure. Early risk identification can assist in tailoring specific preventive education counseling and intervention programs that are geared to meet the specific needs of each adolescent population. If rates of nutritional deficiency, sexual activity or depression are particularly elevated in a select population, special attention could be directed to these issues with appropriate health education materials placed in waiting and exam rooms.

Try these free resources for teen risk behaviors to place in your classroom, exam or waiting room:

  • –  ACOG’s Tool Kit for Teen Care: Resources on a variety of issues from alcohol use, depression, STIs and violence.
  • –  US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health Talking With Teens Website
  • –  TeensHealth is a website that is a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life.

High-quality data can contribute to the efficient and appropriate use of limited resources and the eventual reduction in health risk behaviors.  How will you start to use your data?

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FAQ: What Reports Can I Generate? (part 2)

This is the second of a two-week blog post on RAAPS reporting capabilities.  Let’s take a further look into the second set of reporting functions on adolescent risk behaviors. 

Responses Report ~ Choose timeframe (start and end dates) and a demographic data element from the drop down box: age, race/ethnicity, insurance, group, language or sex; click “generate report” and report will show number of youth completing survey in each area chosen. >>View report

Risk Ranking ~ Choose timeframe (start and end dates) and report will generate a list of the RAAPS risk questions, ranked by the question (risk behavior) most reported by youth to the question (risk behavior) least reported. Report can also be generated by demographic element. >>View report

Youth Risk Statistics ~ Choose timeframe (start and end dates) and report will generate number of surveys with number (0-21) of identified risks. Also calculates % of surveys with number of identified risks. >>View report

Risk Over Time ~ Youth who have completed more than one RAAPS survey will be included in this report, along with number of surveys completed, and minimum and maximum score. When you click on an individual registration number, full details of each of the surveys completed will be shown and available for export. >>View summary report
>>View detail report

If you are interested in learning about all reporting functions, visit the RAAPS website or view a demonstration of the RAAPS reports and how they are used. 

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FAQ: What Reports Can I Generate? (part 1)

RAAPS has a variety of reporting capabilities. Let’s take a look at a few reports on adolescent risk behaviors.

Ad-hoc Report ~ Choose a question 1-21, highlight each set of data you would like included in the report. You may choose one or all sets of data to generate a report. If demographic data elements are chosen, the report will generate an additional % for the identified risk behavior distributed by the data elements chosen (Ex: #14 Have you ever had sex? Data elements of male and female were chosen. Report will generate % of males reporting having had sex, % of females reporting having had sex, % males reporting no history, % females reporting no history. In addition this report will also include a column with only those youth reporting having had sex and the % males and % females within this group). >>View report

Question Reports ~ Allows you to choose a RAAPS question 1-21 and timeframe for when surveys were completed (start and end dates). Report will generate number of youth answering “yes”, their registration ID numbers, and date survey was taken as well as all youth answering “no”, their ID numbers, and date survey was taken. Examples for use of this data include targeting clients for individual or group interventions based on their risk behaviors (example: smoking cessation group), and for targeted continuous quality improvement plans (CQIP) when reviewing charting, protocols, and standards of care for a particular health risk behavior (example: depression, sexual activity standards of care). >>View report

All Entered Youth ~ Demographic information that has been entered into the system will populate, whether or not a survey was completed by that youth. A total is calculated at the top of this report. >>View report

Completed Surveys ~ Report including all information entered for and by individual youth. >>View report

The next weekly blog post will feature additional reporting functions.  If you are interested in learning about all reporting functions, visit the RAAPS website or view a demonstration of the RAAPS reports and how they are used. 

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FAQ: What if I want to use the RAAPS as an electronic medical record (EMR)?

In the RAAPS web application, all data captured when adolescents complete the survey is stored in a secured database. Providers can enter their notes from the counseling session into the RAAPS form along with the follow up plan and referrals. The completed form can then be saved and stored within the RAAPS database and uploaded into any EMR as a pdf document. If you would like to use the RAAPS questions, both audio and content, in an existing EMR, there is an annual fee. Although a possibility, the RAAPS system still holds special functions, such as reporting and health message features.

We are available to brainstorm the best possibility and use for your individual practice or center.  Please contact us via email or by calling 855-pos4chg (767-4244) for more information about these options.

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