Article Excerpt: Effective treatments that lead to improved patient outcomes are what clinicians strive to provide for their patients across healthcare settings and specialties. But there may be many hurdles to treatment success depending on the condition, type of care required, or the way that patient data is used. This is especially true in behavioral health and addiction treatment, where finding and leveraging the drivers of treatment success can be hampered by limited technology and data analytics capabilities… The pervasiveness of SUD, along with the need for individualized treatments, can make it difficult for treatment centers and providers to gain insights into treatment success and improve practices. To meet this challenge, Cumberland Heights, a Tennessee-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility with 350 employees, 2,500 patients annually, and 20 locations, turned to a ‘technology accelerator’ platform. Nick Hayes, PhD, chief science officer at Cumberland Heights, sat down with HealthITAnalytics to discuss how the organization uses the cloud-based EMR software to better understand the ways in which unique patient predictors lead to better patient outcomes.
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