Improving Addiction Treatment

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.

Posted by Joanna Conti on Mar 04, 2017 in Improving Addiction Treatment

In the last 10 years, the treatment lung cancer patients receive has improved drastically.  Can we use data to promote similar improvements in addiction treatment?

Posted by Joanna Conti on Jan 25, 2016 in Improving Addiction Treatment

One of the evidence-based practices gaining strong support in addiction treatment is to provide counselors with information about how their clients are feeling that they can use to inform clinical care.