Polaris in the News: “Behavioral Healthcare Magazine Talks to Dr. Linda Toche-Manley About Data Collection & Outcomes Management
Langhorne, PA (Aug. 11, 2010)- Dr. Linda Toche-Manley, vice president of Polaris Health Directions, was interviewed by Behavioral Healthcare Magazine about the potential impact clinical data collection and outcomes management can have on service delivery and cost.
“As payers and plans refine their analytical tools and customer engagement tactics, behavioral health experts, like those at Polaris Health Directions (Langhorne, Pa.) offer tools that enable behavioral healthcare providers to individualize treatment, improve outcomes, and increase program effectiveness.
Linda Toche-Manley, PhD, vice president at Polaris, says that providers can improve outcomes by:
- Collecting additional client diagnostic data;
- Providing that data to clinicians so they can select and plan the optimal service mix for treatment; and
- Making “risk-adjusted” evaluations of the quality and effectiveness of programs that target specific populations.”
Read the full article here.