Measurement-based care, or MBC, routinely monitors patient progress and outcomes to help guide clinical decision-making. It involves three basic components: collecting data, sharing results, and acting upon them.
The Homewood Health Centre is an innovator in Canada transforming measurement-based care from paper-based data collection to technology-supported data collection and analysis. Today, the foundation of our measurement-based care approach is Homewood Touchpoint.
Touchpoint is an innovative, integrated, and standardized measurement tool specially developed with our unique patients and clients in mind. It is designed to support measurement-based care at the Homewood Health Centre. Homewood Touchpoint was created by a dedicated team with input from expert clinicians and in partnership with leading research scientists at the Homewood Research Institute (HRI). It is delivered through Homewood’s Research and Outcomes department. It collects progress and outcomes data from patient/client populations and converts that into valuable information for our patients and clinicians.
Our patients and clients will be able to monitor their progress, and clinicians will have easier access to all the information collected in an integrated way and visually understand how the client is progressing over time. The data can then be used to improve the individual’s treatment plans and engage the patient/client directly in their therapeutic recovery by sharing the information directly with them.