Mental Health: Homelessness Documentation Template

Description

The intent of the “Homelessness Documentation Template” is to support decision-making and documentation related to annual homelessness and food insecurity screening for Veterans, and to promote appropriate ordering based on patient-specific risk factors and preferences.

Artifact Type
Creation Date
Version
1.0
Unique Identifier
e9531500-5e74-5d9a-9360-c417a36a5197
Status
Experimental
True

Artifact Creation and Usage

Contributors

 

Mike Wilson, MD, Medical Director, Homeless Programs Company VA Central Office (VACO) 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661
Roger Casey, , Director, Education-Dissemination, National Center on Homelessness, Veteran Health Administration (VHA)

 

License
IP Attestation The author asserts that this artifact has been developed in compliance with the intellectual property rights attributed to the source material.
Copyrights

Copyright © 2018 Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. All rights reserved. Contributions from external parties are property of respective copyright holders.

Implementation Details
Repository Information
Approval Date
Publication Date
Last Review Date
Knowledge Level

Structured code that is interpretable by a computer (includes data elements, value sets, logic)

Purpose and Usage
Usage

 

Target User
Mental Health Providers; Primary Care Providers (PCPs)
Patient Age Group
All patients
Clinical Focus
Routine
Workflow Setting
Mental Health; Primary Care
Clinical Venue
All locations

 

Cautions

THE CLINICAL CONTENT IN THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT DIRECTLY SUITABLE FOR CLINICAL USE AS PRESENTED SINCE IT HAS NOT BEEN TESTED IN A CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT. IT HAS NEVER BEEN PILOTED, NEVER 100% REPRESENTS THE INTENT OF THE CLINICAL SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS, AND MAY CAUSE HARM IF APPLIED AS-IS. THIS WORK IS MADE AVAILABLE WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, AND WITHOUT CLAIMS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Supporting Evidence
Source Description

 

See attached resource files for additional details. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Informatics and Information Governance, Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Content and Health Level 7 (HL7)-Compliant Knowledge Artifacts (KNARTs) Eye Care Clinical Content White Paper, VA118-16-D-1008, Task Order VA-118-16-F-1008-0007, June, 2018.

Byrne T, Fargo JD, Montgomery AE, Roberts CB, Culhane DP, Kane V. Screening for homelessness in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA): monitoring housing stability through repeat screening. Public Health Rep. 2015;130(6):684-692
https://doi.org/10.1177/003335491513000618
Chhabra M, Cusack C, Dichter M, Montgomery AE, True G. Screening for homelessness: VA provider reflections on addressing a social determinant of health. Poster presented at: Academy Health Annual Research Meeting 2017 June 25-27, 2017 Accessed January 30, 2018
https://academyhealth.confex.com/academyhealth/2017arm/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/18938
Fargo JD, Montgomery AE, Byrne T, Brignone E, Cusack M, Gundlapalli AV. Needles in a haystack: screening and healthcare system evidence for homelessness. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;235:574-578
https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-753-5-574
Montgomery AE, Fargo JD, Kane V, Culhane DP. Development and validation of an instrument to assess imminent risk of homelessness among veterans. Public Health Rep. 2014;129(5):428-436
https://doi.org/10.1177/003335491412900506
O'Toole TP, Roberts CB, Johnson EE. Screening for Food Insecurity in Six Veterans Administration Clinics for the Homeless, June-December 2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017;14:E04
https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd14.160375
Homeless Screening Clinical Reminder. August 31, 2017, Microsoft Word document (David Douglas, MD, provided documentation from Portland VA)
https://www.va.gov/homeless/nchav/research/assessment-tools/hscr.asp
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Homeless Veterans Website. Accessed October 12, 2017
https://www.va.gov/homeless/index.asp
 
 

 

References

 

See attached resource files for additional details. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Informatics and Information Governance, Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Content and Health Level 7 (HL7)-Compliant Knowledge Artifacts (KNARTs) Eye Care Clinical Content White Paper, VA118-16-D-1008, Task Order VA-118-16-F-1008-0007, June, 2018.

Byrne T, Fargo JD, Montgomery AE, Roberts CB, Culhane DP, Kane V. Screening for homelessness in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA): monitoring housing stability through repeat screening. Public Health Rep. 2015;130(6):684-692
https://doi.org/10.1177/003335491513000618
Chhabra M, Cusack C, Dichter M, Montgomery AE, True G. Screening for homelessness: VA provider reflections on addressing a social determinant of health. Poster presented at: Academy Health Annual Research Meeting 2017 June 25-27, 2017 Accessed January 30, 2018
https://academyhealth.confex.com/academyhealth/2017arm/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/18938
Fargo JD, Montgomery AE, Byrne T, Brignone E, Cusack M, Gundlapalli AV. Needles in a haystack: screening and healthcare system evidence for homelessness. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;235:574-578
https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-753-5-574
Montgomery AE, Fargo JD, Kane V, Culhane DP. Development and validation of an instrument to assess imminent risk of homelessness among veterans. Public Health Rep. 2014;129(5):428-436
https://doi.org/10.1177/003335491412900506
O'Toole TP, Roberts CB, Johnson EE. Screening for Food Insecurity in Six Veterans Administration Clinics for the Homeless, June-December 2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017;14:E04
https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd14.160375
Homeless Screening Clinical Reminder. August 31, 2017, Microsoft Word document (David Douglas, MD, provided documentation from Portland VA)
https://www.va.gov/homeless/nchav/research/assessment-tools/hscr.asp
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Homeless Veterans Website. Accessed October 12, 2017
https://www.va.gov/homeless/index.asp
 
 

 

Artifact Representation
Testing Experience
Pilot Experience

None