Imbedding a Standardized Depression Screening tool in to the Electronic Health Records

Imbedding a Standardized Depression Screening tool in to the Electronic Health Records

Proposal & Scope Statement

Project Name: Imbedding a Standardized Depression Screening tool in to the Electronic Health Records

Department: Out- patient mental health Clinic

Project Manager:    Becky Bates

Date:  4/12/2010

Prepared By

Document Owner(s) Project/Organization Role
Becky Bates Planning, cost, datelines, tools and personnel for final implementation of proposed project
   
   

Project Goals or Objectives

1, All practitioners will utilize the same depression screening tool 2, All Practitioners will be able to able to access patient’s previous visits for continuity of care

Project Product / Technology

Product: Electronic Health Record Technology: An adaptation of the current EHR

Project Connection to Health Objective

To increase rates of depression screening To promote continuity of careTo better manage/treat depression.

Assumptions/Limitations/Risks

Assumptions :To have the ability to make adaptation in the HER Limitations/Risks: Cost restraints, extra time needed for education, possible rejection by clinicians who are resistant to change/technology

Project Evaluation Plan

1. Evaluate Clinician’s use of the electronic screening tool 2. Evaluate Clinician’s satisfaction with the tool
Overall Project Priority: HighMedium  Low         
Project Description: A proposed project to Modify the clinic’s current Electronic health record to improve depression screening and monitoring by providing continuity of care and avoid patient’s falling through the cracks.              
Approved By:  ___________________________Date: ____/____/______