Addiction Treatment Agencies' Use of Data: A Qualitative Assessment

Addiction treatment agencies typically do not prioritize data collection, management, and analysis, and these agencies may have barriers to integrating data in agency quality improvement. This article describes qualitative findings from an intervention designed to teach 23 addiction treatment agencies how to make data-driven decisions to improve client access to and retention in care. Read the full article (PDF)

The Acadia Hospital: BASIS Scores Prove Effectiveness of Improving NIATx Aims

Acadia was using the BASIS-24 questionnaire in all of its mental health and substance abuse inpatient and outpatient programs to measure client functioning at time of admission and again at either mid-treatment or discharge to assess treatment outcomes. “We realized that we had the opportunity to use BASIS-24 to find out if patients still got better after we implemented the NIATx changes that reduced waiting times and increased admissions,” says Dr. David Prescott, Acadia’s Director of Psychology Services and Clinical Research. Read full article (PDF)

The Business Case: Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Services

There is a business case for process improvement, even in a capitation environment. Increasing admissions usually affects some part of your payer mix and translates to bottom line results. Using process improvement allows an organization to do more with the same resources.
Read how Prairie Ridge has enjoyed further benefits beyond the bottom line (PDF)


Events & Presentations

April 23-25, 2007