Standard Reports: Design for Decision Support


*September 2017 Post Update: Additional information added to the TCOM Report Suite. Click here to view the amended version.

The work we do across all levels and systems of care is a knowledge-based community connected to a variety of service settings including clinics, hospitals, state and local agencies. Ultimately, the goal is to improve the quality of care offered to the children and family we serve. Our success depends heavily on the ability to take all of the data, interpret it, evaluate it, and share it in ways that are most useful and effective to make meaningful decisions and change

A large number of individuals have collaborated in the development of all TCOM tools. Among these tools are the CANS, ANSA, and FAST. These information integration tools are designed to support individual case planning and the planning and evaluation of service systems. TCOM Tools are open domain for use in multiple child-serving systems that address the needs and strengths of students, adolescents, and their families. The copyright is held by The Praed Foundation to ensure that it remains free to use.  As users work through the data, agencies and organizations contract with various EHRs (electronic health records), to produce useful reports. With that in mind, the Praed Foundation has created a CANS Standard Suite of Reports required for all EHRs to build into their systems.

The Standard Report specifications which follow are designed to allow stakeholders to clearly specify how reports are to be designed and built. The specifications clarify the minimum standards for a report build of each of the Standard Reports in any web-based electronic reporting system. These are designed as a resource to the TCOM community. These specifications can simplify and standardize the communication between any individual or entity building these reports, and the persons who ultimately use them. Any electronic data system vendor who uses the CANS in an electronic reporting system, without payment to the Praed Foundation, is obligated to build reports to these standards. In this way we can share a standard language for talking about the strengths and needs of children, families, and our systems, and how we can empower each other to help children, families, and adults to live healthy, well, and connected lives in the community.

Click here to view and download the full Suite of Reports. If you have any questions about this document or developing reports, contact Dr. Nathaniel Israel, nisrael@chapinhall.org.

 

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