Supports depression care manager activities and facilitates the dissemination of collaborative care models. NetDSS is based on intervention materials used for a randomized trial of depression care management that improved clinical outcomes compared with usual care. It guides the care manager through a self-documenting patient encounter using evidence-based scripts and self-scoring instruments. The tool provides context-specific decision support in real time during encounters with patients by using scripts, self-scoring instruments, and clinical algorithms to identify new trials, treatment phases, and outcome milestones.
HSR&D Center for Mental Health and Outcomes Research, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, North Little Rock, AR, USA; the Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA; Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, USA
NetDSS funding source(s)
Supported by grants IMV 04-360, IIR 00-078-3, MNT 05-152, MHS-03-218, and MNH 98-000 from the Department of Veterans Affairs; by grant R01 MH076908-01 from the National Institute of Mental Health; and by a pilot grant from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.