CommonGround (software)

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Developer(s) Pat Deegan, PhD & Associates, LLC
Initial release October 2006
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Medical software

CommonGround is a web-based software program that helps mental health clients identify treatment preferences and effectively communicate them to clinicians.[1]

People diagnosed with mental health disorders are often faced with complex treatment options.[1] Shared decision making can be useful when medical evidence does not suggest a clearly optimal treatment path.[2] The program makes use of shared decision making to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of consultations, and has led to higher levels of satisfaction among clients.[1]


CommonGround was first implemented by Patricia Deegan in 2006 in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.[3]



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