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Web Based Training

The California Outcomes Measurement Treatment (CalOMS Tx) Web-based training (WBT) is provided to all counties and state-contracted providers who must submit CalOMS Tx data as a condition of their funding and requirements. This training teaches how to successfully collect, submit and review data sent to the CalOMS Tx system - from interviewing a client to generating a report.

To gain access you will need a user name and password issued from your County or State-Contracted Provider. Authorized County or State-Contracted Provider personnel can issue user accounts to the CalOMS Tx WBT system. This process mirrors the log-in functionality and procedures used by the DATAR Web interface. Click on the following link to gain access to:

CalOMS-Tx Web-Based Training

Training Guides

The training guides, which require an Adobe (PDF) reader, are available through the following links:

Technical Assistance

For CalOMS Treatment technical assistance, contact the Help Desk at (916) 440-7000 or e-mail the Help Desk at ITServiceDesk@dhcs.ca.gov.


About CalOMS Treatment Data

The data that counties and state-contracted providers collect and submit through CalOMS plays a critical role in contributing to the improvement of substance abuse treatment programs. The data submitted to CalOMS helps build a comprehensive picture of how clients function in the areas (seven life domains): alcohol and drug use, legal, employment/education, family/social, physical and psychological issues. In addition, to telling the story of substance abuse and recovery in California, the CalOMS Tx system provides performance measurement information for the federal reporting requirements known as the National Outcome Measures (NOMS).

The primary objective of the CalOMS-Tx Web-Based Training is to improve the quality and effectiveness of AOD prevention, treatment and recovery services through better use of data. This will be accomplished by assisting counties and state-contracted providers in gaining a better understanding of the importance of improving the quality and integrity of their data:

  • Strategic goals
  • County and state-contracted provider responsibilities
  • Business rules
  • Interview questions and phrasing
  • Data collection, entry and reporting requirements
  • Output report generation