CQL has produced a user guide for the PORTAL Data System, to provide step-by-step instructions for inputting, analyzing, and reporting of data using CQL’s internationally-recognized tools.

It includes detailed information for collecting and evaluating data gathered through Personal Outcome Measures® interviews. The guide also describes the process for entering and analyzing data pulled from the Basic Assurances® Self-Assessment.

The PORTAL Data System

The feedback included on the form can then be entered into the PORTAL Data System at a later time. PORTAL is a secure online data system that incorporates CQL’s internationally-recognized Personal Outcome Measures® and Basic Assurances®, to collect and evaluate data about individually-defined outcomes and organizational supports. The data can be analyzed at the individual, organizational, and national level across hundreds of different data elements, including diagnoses, residential setting, race, gender, geographical location, decision-making authority, age, and more.