4178.0 NIATX: Quality Improvement Can Transform the Addiction Field

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
Quality improvement and emerging technologies have the potential to drive the type of organizational change required to transform the addiction treatment field. The purpose of this session is to present results from the NIATx 200 initiative, which is the largest randomized trial of organizational change ever conducted in addiction treatment and among the largest ever conducted in healthcare. Participating agencies (n=201) in five states (MA, MI, NY, OR, and WA) were randomized to one of four interventions—learning sessions, interest circle calls, coaching, and a combination of all three services. The study had the primary goal of identifying and understanding the active ingredients of a successful quality improvement methodology (named NIATx) by examining which of the four study interventions is the most effective in reducing waiting time from first contact to first treatment, improving continuation through the fourth treatment, and increasing program admissions. This session will frame the research study; address the intervention effects on primary outcomes; explore characteristics related to organizations' willingness to enroll in and influence study participation; and examine how organizational variables moderate improvement in the primary outcomes across the study interventions.
Session Objectives: Describe the NIATx200 study design. Discuss study results from the NIATx200 initiative. Compare the NIATx200 study results with similar previous studies.
James Ford, PhD

12:30 PM
SESSION ABSTRACT - NIATx200: The largest randomized controlled trial of quality improvement ever conducted in addiction treatment
James Ford, PhD, David Gustafson, PhD, Dennis McCarty, PhD, Andrew Quanbeck, MSIE and Alice Pulvermacher, MS
12:35 PM
NIATx200: Study Description and Lessons Learned
Andrew Quanbeck, MSIE, David Gustafson, PhD, James Ford, PhD, Alice Pulvermacher, MS, Michael French, PhD, Kenneth McConnell, PhD and Dennis McCarty, PhD
12:50 PM
NIATx200: Organizational Attributes Related to Participation
Kyle Grazier, PhD, James Ford, PhD, Andrew Quanbeck, MSIE, James Robinson, PhD, FSA, MAAA and John Oruongo
1:05 PM
NIATx200: Influence of Organizational Quality Attributes on Study Outcomes
James Ford, PhD, David Zimmerman, PhD, James Robinson, PhD, FSA, MAAA, Nataliya Batina and David Gustafson, PhD
1:20 PM
NIATx200: Impact of the Study Interventions on Access and Retention
David Gustafson, PhD, Andrew Quanbeck, MSIE, James Robinson, PhD, FSA, MAAA, James Ford, PhD, Alice Pulvermacher, MS and Dennis McCarty, PhD

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)