Brave River Solutions Assists the Opioid Treatment Association of Rhode Island and the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of RI with Software Development

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The custom programmed software application facilitates easier data reporting.

[Brave River Solutions] spent time to learn about the Health Home Initiative and its requirements and developed an application that fully addresses our needs.

Brave River Solutions (BRS), a software development company located in Warwick, RI, worked with the Opioid Treatment Association of Rhode Island (OTARI), in collaboration with the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of Rhode Island (DATA of RI), to build a custom system to assist with data importation and reporting for the state’s opioid treatment providers (OTP).

Rhode Island’s OTPs recently implemented Health Homes, an innovative state-wide service delivery model focusing on improved health care management for patients receiving medication assisted treatment for an opioid use disorder. An important aspect of this Initiative is to measure utilization, quality and outcomes and report data on these measures to the State. While providing guidance on the implementation and reporting requirements for the Health Home Initiative, OTARI in collaboration with DATA of RI, reached out to Brave River Solutions to help make the reporting process more efficient.

BRS’s custom application development services, including database programming, result in applications and software solutions that are scalable and easy-to-use. “Using state of the art technologies, our programming team can customize existing software or develop enterprise applications from the ground-up to streamline single or multiple tasks,” said Jim McAssey, Vice President of Brave River Solutions. The system that BRS developed for OTARI/DATA of RI permits all of the OTPs to import data in one place, allowing for easy access by the State, thus making it simple for the OTPs to meet the Initiative’s reporting requirements.

“Brave River Solutions worked with us to develop an application that alleviated the need for each OTP Health Home to report data to the State,” says Dr. Susan Storti, OTP Health Home Coordinator at DATA of RI. “They spent time to learn about the Health Home Initiative and its requirements and developed an application that fully addresses our needs.”

This custom application, developed collaboratively by OTARI, DATA of RI and Brave River Solutions, establishes a central point for data collection for the OTP Health Homes and provides a structure that allows for reporting as one entity or as individual organizations.

ABOUT OPIOID TREATMENT ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND:
The Opioid Treatment Association of Rhode Island (OTARI) was founded in 2006 to enhance patient care and the provision of treatment services to opioid dependent patients and their families throughout Rhode Island. Member programs: serve as a resource or participate in the development of and advocate for legislation and/or policy regarding matters related to the delivery of opioid treatment services and patient care at local, state and national levels; collaborate and partner on state initiatives to promote and support the utilization of best practices in the provision of treatment services to opioid dependent patients; and work toward reducing stigma and discrimination among patients choosing to use medication assisted treatments as a tool in recovery. All members of OTARI are certified by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals; and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

ABOUT DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND:
DATA is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1986 representing public and private alcohol and drug treatment, behavioral health, prevention and student assistant programs. DATA of RI, in collaboration and partnership with the RI Council of Community Mental Health Organizations (RICCMHO), is a sub-contractor for the State of Rhode Island’s Combined Behavioral Health Training & Technical Assistance Grant. The agencies work together to provide comprehensive training programs that lead to certifications and/or licensing for those working in the mental health and addiction fields. To learn more about DATA of RI, please visit their website.

ABOUT BRAVE RIVER SOLUTIONS:
Located in Warwick, RI, Brave River Solutions is a leading provider of technology solutions, including custom programming and software application development, to businesses in the Providence and Boston areas. Since the company’s establishment in 2000, the experts at Brave River Solutions partner with their clients to create solutions that enhance productivity and efficiency, and improve ROI through technology. To learn more about Brave River’s technology services, please visit braveriver.com.

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