June Ellman is the Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement at The Arc of the Piedmont, Virginia
Indicators of Risk such as number and type of medication errors, number and type of serious illness, stang patterns, and time factors
are all methods to access risk. The ability to assess these factors rely, in part, on knowing what information is to be collected, and understanding how Therap can be used as a data collection and data retrieval system. This demonstration will present a model for data collection using Therap’s Health Tracking and General Event modules. Identification of indicators of risk, data collection and retrieval will be discussed. The session will include a demonstration of how data can be easily imported into a Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access program from further analysis. Models for sorting data within Access will be demonstrated, as well as a discussion as strategies for organizing data so that users obtain the data they need in the correct format.