INSIGHT Addiction is a state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, HIPAA-compliant program that collects data from patients about how they're feeling and summarizes it for their clinicians in easily-understandable graphs so they can use it to inform clinical care. Designed specifically to meet the needs of substance abuse treatment centers for measurement-based care, INSIGHT Addiction provides the proven benefits of Progress Monitoring to counselors and treatment center personnel. And because all the research is patient-reported online, acquiring this powerful data is almost effortless for the center.
INSIGHT Addiction asks each patient to tell us the following about the month before they startied treatment:
The data generated through this online questionnaire serves as the baseline for the Progress Monitoring conducted while the patient remains in treatment and, should the center so desire, for separate outcomes research during the first year after treatment.
While they are in treatment, patients are asked to submit a Progress Monitoring survey every week or two, on whatever schedule their counselor requests. Because this questionnaire only asks about issues INSIGHT knows they are struggling with, this update usually takes less than 4 minutes to submit. Each update screens for key factors that may be indicators of pending relapse:
INSIGHT also tracks how many days per week the patient reported attending treatment if they're in outpatient treatment, and the quality of their relationships with either their closest family members or their parent(s)/guardian(s), depending upon the patient's age.
A report containing between 6 and 11 relevant graphs is emailed to the patient's counselor every time their patient fills out a Progress Monitoring update. The report also passes along any comments the patient volunteered, such as why the patient is satisfied or unsatisfied with treatment.
INSIGHT Mental Health provides the benefits of Progress Monitoring to general behavioral health professionals. INSIGHT Mental Health screen patients for depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior and collects baseline quality of life information. However, patients who are not attending substance abuse treatment centers and who do not report excessive drug or alcohol use prior to treatment are not asked about addiction severity, cravings or whether they have recently used drugs or alcohol.
Individual graphs for each patient are provided to counselors everytime a new survey is submitted so that they can adjust treatment accordingly. However, it would be cumbersome for managers of treatment centers to have to review dozens of individual patient reports in order to identify those who are not making appropriate progress. To provide managers and owners of treatment centers a quick read on how their patients are doing, Vista summarizes the progress monitoring data for groups of patients (such as the Tuesday outpatient group or the Women's Program).
Because we expect that patients should see a decrease in the severity of their symptoms the longer they are in treatment, the INSIGHT programs graph the most recent data for each current patient as a function of how long they've been in treatment. As an example, the following graph shows the severity of depression symptoms counselor Jane's patients are experiencing as a function of the time they've been in treatment. Management can see at a glance that one of the patients is not progressing as well as expected:
The INSIGHT products label the patients whose scores are in the danger zone and combine all the relevant graphs into one report. This makes it very easy to see at a glance which of the patients in a group aren't doing well and may need additional help:
Because we believe progress monitoring is instrumental in helping treatment programs improve their outcomes, Vista is offering INSIGHT Addiction and INSIGHT Mental Health at a price even the smallest treatment centers can afford. View pricing.