Improving Addiction Treatment

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 17, 2020 in Improving Addiction Treatment

INSIGHT Addiction's monitoring surveys can help to identify patients at higher risk of leaving AMA. In a small study, we found that two factors could identify almost 80% of patients who ended up leaving treatment AMA.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Nov 21, 2019 in Improving Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment providers are at the mercy of financially-driven payers.  We're helping leaders of many of the most respected treatment facilities in the country pursue a four-part strategy to change this.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Nov 27, 2018 in Improving Addiction Treatment

Leading addiction treatment organizations are moving quickly to use patient data to improve treatment effectiveness and reporting the following key benefits: 

 

Posted by Joanna Conti on Nov 20, 2018 in Improving Addiction Treatment

Vista Research Group held two Outcomes Summits for our addiction treatment clients this year.  In addition to being a heck of a lot of fun (really!), we’ve learned several interesting things:

Posted by Joanna Conti on May 29, 2018 in Improving Addiction Treatment

By monitoring the severity of underlying co-occurring disorders, progress monitoring has proven to help patients in addiction treatment get better faster.  But deeply-uncomfortable patients in the throes of acute withdrawal may find it difficult to answer detailed questions.

Posted by Joanna Conti on May 25, 2018 in Improving Addiction Treatment

John Oliver aired a devastating expose of the addiction treatment industry Sunday night on his show Last Week Tonight.  How should the industry respond? 

Posted by Joanna Conti on Dec 14, 2017 in Improving Addiction Treatment

The behavioral health care industry has been far behind other areas of health care in using patient-reported data to improve treatment results.  But 2018 is the year this is going to change!

Posted by Kevin A. Wilson, Ph.D. on Apr 21, 2017 in Improving Addiction Treatment

Measurement-based care is the practice of gathering patient-reported data via symptom rating scales and using them to inform treatment. Advocated by leaders in behavioral health care for 20 years, SAMHSA recognizes MBC as evidence-based practice.