FAQ

Can I see the tool? How does it work?

Check Yourself was developed on the Tickit platform. It is a web-based app comprised of

  • an interactive user interface that collects patient/student data and provides the tips, feedback and resources. It sends data to the data dashboard.
  • A secure Data Dashboard that captures live data, displays reports, and is the administrative hub for a variety of features, including alerts and remote access.

The Check Yourself tool is packaged as a bundle containing several modules (Activity, Sex, Alcohol/drugs, Emotions, Eating/nutrition and Safety). The modules can be used together (as in the research study) or broken up into separate components.

A demonstration of the tool is available through contacting the Tickit team at info@shifthealth.ca

How can I get Check Yourself?

Check Yourself is available through a License and Subscription provided by Tickit. You can contact the Tickit team at info@shifthealth.ca

Who can get the tool?

It is available for use in enterprise systems such as large healthcare organizations, clinics and schools. Providers, counselors or researchers can use the tool with their students, clients or patients.

Does the tool integrate into the EHR?

Check Yourself has an API which allows for EHR or CRM integration.

How can the tool be accessed?

Check Yourself is built to accommodate a variety of different scenarios, onsite or virtually. It can be accessed on any device, such as computers, phones and tablets,  and be sent  by email or  SMS for virtual use.

Where do I see the data? Is it Secure?

The password protected data dashboard provides access to reports, data and management.

Tickit is HIPAA compliant, and meets Canadian and Australian personal health information privacy and security standards. More information is available at info@shifthealth.ca

What is the experience with the tool?

Check Yourself was developed using qualitative and user-design studies, including this article. Check Yourself has been in primary care settings, in school-based health clinics, and in the Emergency Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital as part of our research program, and is now being implemented with partners across the United States through the Conrad N. Hilton foundation.

Testimonials 

From providers

100% of the time it was very useful, very helpful. I think on a couple occasions it actually provided information to me that I doubt I would have otherwise gotten about the patient and that has been the experience of everyone at my clinic who participated in this study. They all wished they had more patients who had gone through the Check Yourself program.
I think it was just great awareness for us as physicians. When we walk in a room typically we are limited by time and having a snapshot, you know, with red, green, yellow ( Alerts)  was really fabulous. If I saw a patient and it was just green, green, green, I’d feel comfortable that there wasn’t a lot of, you know, risky behaviors or concerns that I should be thinking about. And if I saw things that were flagged as being high risk then I could drill down into those things and ask more questions and see where to go. So I think it just provided a quick look at kind of where to go. So I thought it was very useful.
There was one where one of the things that had come up that I really don’t think would have come up in the visit otherwise was some suicidality that had been going on. And so it was great to find out about that.

From youth

Quotes from the qualitative study Adolescents’ Perspectives on Personalized E-Feedback in the Context of Health Risk Behavior Screening for Primary Care: Qualitative Study GG Zieve LP Richardson, K Katzman, H Spielvogle, S Whitehouse, CA McCarty JMIR

I like the idea of having [the tool] because a lot of people, like I know a lot of times I would go to the doctor ready to say something and then get scared and not say it. This way, it’s a little bit impersonal, but at least I’m getting it down and so the doctor, I wouldn’t have to make eye contact with him, but he will know because I put it in there.
It wasn’t super forceful. It was kind of like here’s an amount that you eat, and here’s the amount that people your age normally eat, and here’s the recommended amount...I like how it wasn’t super forceful like black screen, red words, eat more fruits and vegetables.
Back to the sexual activity and stuff it gave a feedback, like stages of what is better to use like for birth control-wise...Eventually I’m going to be sexually active and I want to plan what happens and what I should use and I want to be safe.