The CARAT consists of three modules: Patient Questionnaire, Home Evaluation, Allergen Sensitivity. Only the Patient Questionnaire is required to get a CARAT report, but the CARAT is most accurate and most effective when all three modules are completed. The Instructions below walk you through the steps to complete the modules, generate reports, and save/load data.
Note: The CARAT runs in your web browser in real time, but it does not automatically save or store data. If you wish to save a patient’s data, you must do so before closing your browser or starting a new CARAT. Closing the browser or starting a new CARAT will cause any data in the system to be lost and you will have to start over to run the report again.
From the Home Page, select the ‘Get Started’ button to begin entering data for a patient. Complete the ‘General’ section on the page first, and then select ‘Submit’ to access the Dashboard.
From the Dashboard page, you will see a table that lists the active Assessment with columns for the three modules: Patient Questionnaire, Home Evaluation, Allergen Sensitivity. Each module has a status:
- Pending – Module has not been entered yet
- Incomplete – Module has been started but not all data have been entered
- Not Available – Module has not been activated
- Complete – Module is complete and all data have been entered
You have four possible actions for the modules:
- Edit – add information to that questionnaire
- Activate – mark this module as available
- Deactivate – mark this module as unavailable (will not be completed) (note: this option is only available for the Home Evaluation and Allergen Sensitivity modules, and only if you previously opted to Activate these modules)
- Reset – erase the data for that module (note: this option is only available for the Home Evaluation and Allergen Sensitivity modules)
Reminder: Only the Patient Questionnaire is required to get a CARAT report, but the CARAT is most accurate and most effective when all three modules are completed.
Once you have entered data for the modules, you can access a summary Report or summary chart using the “View Report” and “View Chart” menu options in the navigation bar. These summary reports are useful for getting a real-time assessment of the patient’s risk scores and the underlying causes for the score.
Comprehensive, PDF-based reports are available from the “Downloads” page. From here, you can access 4 types of progressively detailed reports:
- Chart Report - Printable version of the risk chart with no other information for the patient.
- Condensed Risk Report – Printable version of the summary report available through the “View Report” page. This shows the patient’s basic information, score for each of the Risk Factors, and a list of the underlying causes for the score.
- Expanded Risk Report – Printable version of the expanded summary report available through the “View Report” page. Provides the Condensed Risk Report content with additional detail on why each factor poses a risk to the child.
- Basic Report – Provides the Condensed Risk Report content along with a series of simple patient education handouts designed to help them address the Risk Factors identified in their report.
- Comprehensive Report – Provides the Basic Report along with detailed asthma education materials for Asthma Educators and Care Providers who are treating the patient. These supplemental materials aid staff in providing asthma education, asthma counseling, and support to the patient and their families for remediating their asthma Risk Factors.
Reports can be printed or saved to the patient’s medical record in PDF format.
The CARAT is designed to run one report on a single person at a time. You can save each patient’s data to your local computer, network, or electronic medical record so it can be reloaded and used again in the CARAT in the future.
Note: Every time you start a new report, unsaved data from previous sessions will be overwritten.
To save a report, go to the “Downloads” page and select Save Data.” This will download a file in JSON format to your computer. Once the file has downloaded, save the file in an appropriate location (e.g., the patient’s electronic medical record, secure file location on your network).
Uploading Previous Data
Saved data can be loaded into the CARAT at any time, allowing you to quickly access a patient’s previous reports or to update information over time. From the Home Page or Dashboard Page, select “Upload Data” and navigate to the location of the stored JSON file for that patient (see the step above on Saving Data). If you attempt to load a file other than JSON format, you will get an error message when you hit select “Load.”