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One area where we are seeing a major uptick in requests for data analysis and reporting tools is clinical outcomes. Analysis of outcomes has traditionally been a difficult area because organizations often have little experience looking at outcomes data in aggregate. Many organizations are required to report individual client outcomes to their payors or to regulatory agencies, but most often they have not been given the tools to view those outcomes in a meaningful way. at outcomes data in aggregate. Many organizations are required to report individual client outcomes to their payors or to regulatory agencies, but most often they have not been given the tools to view those outcomes in a meaningful way.

This is particularly problematic in today’s environment where regulatory agencies are increasingly shining the spotlight on outcomes, or even making requests for specific performance results regarding outcomes. Sampling behavioral health and substance abuse organizations across the country finds organizations at different stages of developing meaningful reporting on outcomes. While some organizations have been collecting outcomes data, but lack the tools to develop meaningful outcomes reports, other organizations are just beginning to collect the outcomes data that regulatory organizations are asking for.

Organizations faced with increasing demands for outcomes reporting often ask questions such as: Are client outcomes improving with treatment? Are the outcomes provided by the organization getting better over time? Which types of treatment are producing better outcomes? Can we meet specific outcomes requirements imposed by regulatory organizations? Organizations faced with increasing demands for outcomes reporting often ask questions such as: Are client outcomes improving with treatment? Are the outcomes provided by the organization getting better over time? Which types of treatment are producing better outcomes? Can we meet specific outcomes requirements imposed by regulatory organizations?

Although quality managers, executives and program directors have a general idea of the types of information they would like to know about outcomes, when asked to provide ideas for the types of charts or tables that would shed light on these questions, program directors and managers often have little concrete advice as to how they would like these charts/tables to look.

For this reason, early projects to develop outcomes reports were often difficult, requiring many iterations and revisions to develop charts and tables that were actually meaningful. Moreover, once a given set of information was provided, this would often raise a whole new set of questions that would require answers in order to make effective use of the outcomes data.

For example, are outcomes better for clients enrolled in the school-based program if they are also enrolled in the home-based program? How do outcomes vary by diagnosis or by level of care or other treatment type? In order to address questions such as these, a whole new set of data regarding treatment patterns would need to be introduced into the mix. At some point the complexity of the problem begins to seem almost overwhelming

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