Inter Organizational Practice Committee

Health Care Reform and Neuropsychology Toolkit

The IOPC is a super committee of AACN, NAN, D40, and ABN, tasked with coordinating advocacy efforts and improving the practice climate for Neuropsychology. The Healthcare Reform Toolkit is an evolving interactive website designed to educate neuropsychologists about healthcare reform and share effective practice models

Stakeholder's Project in neuropsychological Report writing

If you have not filled out a survey, please click on the link below.  We also highly encourage neuropsychologists to share the patient and physician survey descriptions and links with patients and physician colleagues.  

Please feel free to copy the links and explanations below and email them to your physician colleagues, patients, or local patient advocacy groups.

 

Neuropsychologist survey on report writing

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RRZ5Q7B

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the Stakeholder's Project on Neuropsychological Report Writing, we are compiling data on clinician perspectives on writing neuropsychological reports.  How long are your reports?  How long does it take you to write them?  Who is your primary audience?  What do you consider the most important elements?  Do you include scores? Do you think your referral sources read your reports, and if so, what parts? Have insurance billing, healthcare reform, or other pressures changed how you write reports? We are seeking input from pediatric, adult, and lifespan clinicians, from a variety of practice settings, and patient populations.

Please make your voice heard by completing the Neuropsychologist Perspective on Report Writing survey (Less than 5 minutes, no identifying information):. IRB approval is through Harvard Medical School/ Cambridge Health Alliance. 


Physician Survey on Report Writing

Here is the link to the survey, and a rationale.  Please feel free to distribute: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WJJBTFL

Dear Physician Colleagues:

As part of the Stakeholder's Project on Neuropsychological Report Writing, we are surveying physician colleagues from many specialties about your experiences with neuropsychological assessment reports. What sections of the reports do you most value for contributing to patient care?  How do you utilize reports for treatment planning, medication management, placement decisions, medication adherence plans? Do you find the reports too long? Is there additional information you would like to see in reports?

The survey is very brief, about 5 minutes. IRB approval is through Harvard Medical School/ Cambridge Health Alliance.  We appreciate you taking a few minutes to assist us in this effort.

 

Patient survey on neuropsychological report writing

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TXX8CF2

As part of the Stakeholder’s Project on Neuropsychological Report Writing, we are surveying patients and their families about their experiences reading and using neuropsychological reports.

The goal is to understand how neuropsychologists can improve our report formats to make them maximally useful to patients, families, physicians, and other stakeholders. IRB approval of this project is through CHA, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital.

Patients and Families: What sections of neuropsychological reports were most helpful to you? Did the information in the report improve your everyday life? Did you share the report with a school or another doctor? Were those people able to make use of it? Are there parts of the reports you felt were hard to understand or unhelpful? Do you find the reports too long? Is there information that you would have liked to see in the reports that you did not ?

The survey is very brief, about 5 minutes. No identifying information, other than the state in which you live is collected. We appreciate you taking a few minutes to assist us in this effort.

 

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