LOCUS & CALOCUS ASSESSMENTS

The LOCUS (Level of Care Utilization System) and the CALOCUS (Child and Adolescent Level of Care Utilization System) are available within our Assessment Management System as well our Momentum EHR Mental Health and Addictions solution.  

The Level of Care Utilization System is a multifaceted tool with numerous benefits for both clinical practice and patient flow.  The CALOCUS and LOCUS involves a clinician’s assessment through a screening interview of a client’s mental health and/or addiction need, across six dimensions of assessment.  The dimensions cover Risk, Functioning, Co-morbidity, Stress, Support, Treatment history and Engagement.  Once scored, the CALOCUS and LOCUS provide an accurate recommendation for the level of care a client should receive, by outlining the frequency and intensity of treatments/sessions.  The level of care recommendations produced are typically in alignment with well-established clinical pathways and best practice guidelines, and research has shown that trained clinicians highly rate this tool’s reliability.

By providing a standard and consistent way to assess clients, the CALOCUS and LOCUS allows clinicians to accurately measure the current needs of clients with mental health and addiction issues.  This common understanding of needs can also be used to provide a client with multiple services to choose from based on their current level of care recommendation. The CALOCUS and LOCUS is an excellent complement to evidence based practices such as shared decision making and stepped care.

The LOCUS and CALOCUS evaluations are two assessments available within the Momentum EHR Mental Health and Addictions solution, as well as the Momentum Assessment Management System (Momentum AMS). Within our system, the scoring of each dimension and the evaluations level of care is completely automated. Our software solutions also include a service matching function, in order to provide the client and assessor a menu of appropriate services to choose from.

Other functionality available within our Mental Health and Addictions software solutions, include:
·         Client Demographics & Case Activity
·         Assessment Management (interRAI and CA/LOCUS assessments)
·         Activity & Attendance Tracking
·         Addictions Tracking
·         Employment Tracking
·         Infection Tracking
·         Vaccination Tracking
·         Tuberculosis Testing History
·         Interdisciplinary Progress Notes
·         Client Monitoring (Wt, VS, and custom)
·         Medication Tracking
·         Suicidal Behaviour Tracking
·         Treatment and Recovery Planning
·         Task Scheduling
·         Referral and Intake Management
·         Document Attachment
·         Form Builder
·         Letter Generation
·         Organization Announcements
·         Message Centre
·         Equipment Management
·         Incident Management
·         Custom Reporting module