I hope my experience will help someone else out there with adding these assessments to SP online to send to clients on the Client Portal.
I use the DSM-5 Cross Cutting Assessments with most of my clients in-person and recently decided to add them to my online assessments and ran into a snag. Many of the assessments are PROMIS measures and you must seek written permission to use them electronically.
So, after many hours, here a summary of how you go about this...
First, they will want to know the following:
1. Will there be any commercial use? Multi-institution use? Research use?
2. Are you distributing them or making them electronically available for anyone else or adding them to an online EHR that you own or that others can access them? (I think this is part of why we cannot “share” assessments on SP)
3. Are you qualified to use the assessments?
4. What assessments are you planning to use exactly (they want names from the PROMIS and HealthMeasures database, not the names on the DSM-5 printouts.
But if you are using them for your own clinical use, (they are free for research, as well, depending on the nature of the research and other provisos), not distributing them, not using them commercially they will grant you free use of PROMIS Measures.
You need to email:
David Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org
List your qualifications, which measures exactly you want to use, for guidance on instrument names, please use the 'Search & View Measures' function or the 'Explore Measurement Systems' on the HealthMeasures website.
(below, in the comments, I’m going to list the names for the DSM-5 Cross Cutting assessments that I personally use and looked up... this took some time. Like a lot of time)
They’ll email you the terms and conditions in order to use them appropriately... and you’ll have access to all the scoring rubrics and more guidance on interpretation (On the website) than is provided in the DSM-5.
You still have to type them up, but at least you can use them digitally with permission :)
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