Before we move along and create new Intervention Profiles for the current year, let’s take a moment and discuss why we are asking providers to create new interventions and the sole exception of Synar. For the coming year (2019-2020), all Intervention Profiles except Synar (Please see the following section describing Synar Intervention Creation) must be created using the Add Intervention option within Ecco. Last year (2018-2019) providers were allowed to use the Add Intervention option (that creates a whole new profile) or Duplicate/Copy Option that copied information from 2017-2018. Effective now, Ecco will only allow providers to create new Intervention Profiles for the new Fiscal Year for all interventions except for Synar.
Why are we asking providers to create brand new profiles this year?
A significant point of error system-wide across Ecco is the creation of Intervention Profiles and specifically, Part B (Classify Intervention question). Part B is the foundation of the Ecco Intervention Profile Set Up Process. If Part B is not correctly set up, then subsequent Ecco reporting screens will not appropriately appear for the user and reporting will be inaccurate. Thus, we need to start with a new and accurate foundation for the 2019-2020 year to improve data quality.
If we create new profiles - how will this increase data quality?
When providers create new Intervention Profiles and complete Part B in Ecco (Classify Intervention), users will notice several changes:
Question #2 - Strategy Model/Intervention Name is now an automated search and drop-down box. Instead of manually typing in information from the Master Grid, users must select the intervention from the Ecco System.
Question #3 – The Intervention Type automatically populates based on the Strategy Model/Intervention Name chosen in Question #3.
Question #4 - IOM Category automatically populates for all Intervention Types except for Prevention Education. If your Intervention Type is a Prevention Education Curriculum that can be delivered via multiple IOM Categories users must choose the respective IOM Category in Question #5. Other Intervention Types pre-populate automatically. Please let the TTA Center know if you have questions with this feature.
Question #5 - Service Type automatically populates based on the Strategy Model Name Chosen. As you can see, Part B is much improved and provides fewer opportunities for error than before. It is essential for the user to accurately choose the correct Strategy Model/Intervention Name under Question #3.
Part B Screen Shot Capture