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How we came to like computers. (use of computers at a drug treatment center)
July 1, 1993... Computerized treatment. Although to many in the treatment world these two words seem incongruous, they made a lot of sense to me and to my business partner and husband. Will Dennett, when we opened our adult outpatient treatment center in May of 1990. We wanted to apply solid business and...
Basics of computerizing a treatment center. (includes related article on the history of computers)
July 1, 1993... Computers affect many aspects of our lives. Our cars are controlled by computers, our credit and financial information are determined by computers, and even letters and information are shared almost instantaneously by computerized fax and electronic mail systems. However, those of us...
Outcomes and computers: a happy marriage. (outcome management for patients with chemical dependencies)
July 1, 1993... Outcomes management is not just the latest trendy buzzword to be generated by managed care. When conducted well, it yields remarkably important information that can improve clinical efficacy, as well as serve as a remarkable aid in practice/facility management and marketing in a very...
The Sierra Tucson research projects. (on cocaine and alcohol addiction)
July 1, 1993... In its desire to develop the highest quality treatment, the administration of Sierra Tucson has long endorsed a program of Treatment Outcome Research in its addiction and mental health treatment facilities. Since 1985. in fact, Sierra Tucson and the Matrix Institute on Addictions of Beverly...
The inevitability of outcomes.
July 1, 1993... A hundred thousand Americans lose their health insurance every month. The cost of health care consumes a huge portion of the gross national product and slows down the economy. We attempt to lower behavioral healthcare costs by reducing eligibility, inpatient treatment, length of service,...