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New Aggregate stats page with a much simpler Scatter Plot – A better way of identifying Success, Failure and Change

| February 3, 2016
New Aggregate stats page with a much simpler Scatter Plot –  A better way of identifying Success, Failure and Change

Scott explains that all the old algorithms were based on the average amount of change for clients, but the problem is that it indicates nothing about the individual case, so the Scatter Plot has been introduced in the new algorithm. It shows at any given session if the clients are on track or offtrack.

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Why aren’t clients with very high ORS scores considered to be at risk as well?

| January 27, 2016
Why aren’t clients with very high ORS scores considered to be at risk as well?

The continuous high scores are a good predictor of success and there are a large group of people who don’t experience a decline after early improvement, but it is good clinical practice to prepare the client in case it doesn’t maintain. This would then have a much greater engagement of the client with the therapist.

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Algorithms-How the 8 session estimation with the 8th session success score being the Expected Service Target will hold for trajectories going over 30 or 50 sessions or more

| January 20, 2016
Algorithms-How the 8 session estimation with the 8th session success score being the Expected Service Target will hold for trajectories going over 30 or 50 sessions or more

These estimations are not based on randomized trials but on actually helping people attend and use the psychotherapy in a broad range of countries and with a wide range of client population. In these estimations, more robust data is available for about 8 sessions that has been predictive of success and so the 8th session […]

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FIT eLearning – An Introduction to Feedback-Informed Treatment

| January 15, 2016
FIT eLearning – An Introduction to Feedback-Informed Treatment

FIT eLearning: An online solution designed to help practitioners take their practice to the next level The era of average is over! To succeed you have to be a cut over the rest… even in behavioral health services.This demands you be on top of technology as well as all the latest development in your field. […]

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Why Corrected Effect Size changed to Relative Effect Size and how this would affect the stats

| January 13, 2016
Why Corrected Effect Size changed to Relative Effect Size and how this would affect the stats

As all of the statistics depend on the sample that you are compared to, earlier adjustments to case mix had to be made when they were compared to the median client progress, and so corrected effect size was used. Now, due to the huge representative database available to compare to, in which the therapists have […]

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Tracking Patient Outcomes – How looking at the dropout rate affects the Post Effect Size and how it is related to deliberate practice

| January 6, 2016
Tracking Patient Outcomes – How looking at the dropout rate affects the Post Effect Size and how it is related to deliberate practice

Scott says that looking at the dropout rate is useful, as it gives the therapist time to reflect on what to do so as to keep the client engaged in the therapy for longer, thereby helping the client to maintain the change/progress afterwards.

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Average Intake SRS – Great addition for Deliberate Practice!

| December 30, 2015
Average Intake SRS – Great addition for Deliberate Practice!

Scott elaborates on why and how the Average Intake SRS is important. Improving SRS scores are associated with much better outcomes, about 50% better outcomes.

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Why Average Raw Change, Average Session Change and Average Service Change have been removed?

| December 23, 2015
Why Average Raw Change, Average Session Change and Average Service Change have been removed?

Initially there were a few assumptions and experiments made. Scott quotes: “Actually, an average doesn’t really tell us anything and it does not inform the individual case.” He says that because earlier on there were not enough cases available, so they had to use average change to interpret the outcomes, but with the huge database […]

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Before and After of the ORS and SRS – A new reporting feature where clinicians can see all their clients status’ on one graph.

| December 16, 2015
Before and After of the ORS and SRS – A new reporting feature where clinicians can see all their clients status’ on one graph.

Scott explains why we have gotten rid of the feedback messages we used to have in earlier versions, and why the signals have been changed from hands to simple dots. The earlier algorithm was an initial attempt made a decade ago to help therapists understand the notations and the metrics, whereas now with more and […]

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Expected Treatment Response vs Client Status Report in MyOutcomes v14

| December 8, 2015
Expected Treatment Response vs Client Status Report in  MyOutcomes v14

In a recent live client consultation hosted by MyOutcomes Vice President Cindy Hansen, Dr. Scott D. Miller explained how the new algorithms are changing the way we look and think about session and service target reporting. In this brief clip, Scott talks about the new algorithms in the latest version of this valuable therapist tool […]

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