Posted by Joanna Conti on Dec 09, 2016 in Outcomes Research

You are undoubtedly well aware how useful it would be to measure the effectiveness of the treatment your center is providing.  Nonetheless, you’re probably not doing so.  As we prepare to welcome in a new year, isn’t it time to take your program to the next level?

Posted by Joanna Conti on Nov 08, 2016 in Progress Monitoring

The Joint Commission has announced that they will require all accredited behavioral health organizations to start using Measurement-Based Care by January 1, 2018.  Industry leaders aren't waiting.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Sep 10, 2016 in Progress Monitoring

With treatment center managers often overseeing dozens of patients, it can be difficult to know how each of them is progressing in treatment.  Vista’s INSIGHT Progress Monitoring products provide an effortless way to identify those patients who are struggling.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jul 20, 2016 in Working with Payers

Most addiction treatment and behavioral health providers know that major change is coming to the industry, but few are making the preparations necessary to take advantage of it. 

Posted by Joanna Conti on May 21, 2016 in Working with Payers

I've recently returned from the 2016 Health Datapalooza conference, where it was absolutely clear that substance abuse treatment payment models are going to change drastically in the next few years.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Apr 18, 2016 in Outcomes Research

The problem that effective addiction treatment programs have is that without data there’s no way for prospective patients or payers to know how good they are. And this lack of data has life-and-death repercussions. 

Posted by Joanna Conti on Feb 19, 2016 in Co-Occurring Disorders

The successful treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders increases the likelihood that patients will be able to remain sober after SUD treatment.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 25, 2016 in Outcomes Research

As the brave new world of outcomes measurements comes to substance abuse treatment, one of the most important things is to agree on a simple, easy-to-understand definition of success.