The science on which MyOutcomes is based, the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) has passed the second hurdle on the road to accreditation with SAMHS’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). NREPP’s Quality of Research ratings are indicators of the strength of evidence supporting the intervention. The quality of research category consists of six criteria that rate the strength of evidence supporting the results or outcomes of the intervention. NREPP uses very specific standardized criteria to rate the evidence. They are reliability and validity of measures, intervention fidelity, missing data and attrition, potential confounding variables and appropriateness of analysis.
The next hurdle on the road to accreditation is Readiness for Dissemination. The criteria for this stage are the availability of implementation materials, training and support resources and quality assurance procedures.
PCOMS recognized as an Evidence-Based Practice
The whole process is expected to be complete this fall. PCOMS has already been recognized by Arizona and Colorado as an evidence-based practice (EBP) and has been implemented by hundreds of organizations, thousands of behavioral healthcare professionals in all 50 states and 20 countries around the world.
First launched in 2008, MyOutcomes has become the primary therapist tool for administering, scoring and interpreting PCOMS. To learn more about how MyOutcomes works and how it can benefit you, your practice and clients, watch this 90-second video introduction.