InterRAI is a collaborative network of researchers and practitioners in over 35 countries committed to improving care for persons who are disabled or medically complex.
InterRAI Intake Assessments are embedded into Health Espresso’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) to empower practitioners to make an informed decision on a patient’s therapy and triage next steps.
A customized Intake Questionaire can also be set up on an organization’s website to initiate patient’s self-registration leading to the auto-creation of an Electronic Health Record, intake and customized auto-triage.
InterRAI instruments are designed to facilitate patient flow across health sectors. Adopting a patient-centred approach, this improves care continuum, leading to measured clinical outcomes.
Most instruments are designed to be used by a trained assessor. Recent versions also have self-report set up. Several types of instruments are available:
Comprehensive instruments identify key factors in the person’s life, including function, health, social support, mood, and behavior. Care planning and resource allocation tools, and quality indicators are embedded in comprehensive instruments.
Screening instruments collect information needed to support decisions about care urgency, need for more comprehensive assessment, and referrals to other services and supports.
Quality of Life instruments capture the person’s day to day experience of issues, including their care, autonomy, privacy, participation in activities, comfort, and safety. Organizations can use results to adjust a person’s care plan as well as to establish person-reported experience measures (PREM) to drive quality improvement.
Information collected through interRai instruments can be used in following applications:
CAPs (Clinical Assessment Protocols or Collaborative Action Points) support continuity of care planning by providing common protocols across settings.
Embedded within each interRAI instrument are various scales and indices that can be used to evaluate an individual’s clinical status including:
Care providers and governments use Quality Indicators to monitor and improve the quality of care within and across organizations.
Case-mix systems classify people into groups that are homogeneous in their resource use. They also provide meaningful clinical descriptions of individuals in a group.
MAPLe (Method for Assigning Priority Levels), derived from the Home Care instrument, differentiates service seekers into five levels based on their risk of adverse outcomes.