Improved quality of clinical care

  • Example: CAFAS Research
  • IBH Analytics uses a combination of statistical techniques to understand the length in treatment and time until clinical gains are achieved. This information serves as a tool for case managers to engage families in services and outline overall treatment goals.

Increased efficiency and effectiveness

  • Example: Level of Care
  • IBH Analytics utilizes sophisticated statistical models to measure the magnitude of clinical gains in alignment with the time until clinical gains are achieved, using the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS). This analysis facilitates both the efficiency and effectiveness of care provided.

Reduction of avoidable errors

  • Example: Avoidable Error Study
  • IBH Analytics conducts analyses to understand factors related to avoidable error, e.g., the implementation of treatments or an implementation of a quantity of treatments that do not improve outcomes. The analysis is used to target the top factors providing the provider with a recommended process improvement plan of high impact and minimal effort.

Lower costs with improved care

  • Example: ACT Units Report
  • IBH Analytics managed the ongoing utilization review of Assertive Community treatment with level of care information which encourages transition and continuity of care.

Greater accessibility

  • Example: SIS Project
  • IBHA uses information from the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) and the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA I/DD) to align services delivered with consumer needs and strengths. Extraordinary medical and behavioral support needs as well as supports in the areas of Home Living, Community Living, and Health & Safety are used to assess support needs across service arrays. Validation studies are a mandatory practice of the research design to ensure support needs align with IBHA statistical models.

Strengthened substance abuse delivery systems

  • Example: Geo Mapping
  • IBH Analytics uses geo maps to determine whether a service region has adequate service coverage for consumers, based on given access and choice standards. The information is also used to determine where additional providers should be added to ensure the access and choice standards are met.
  • Example: Review of Session Attendance
  • IBH Analytics examines session attendance for individuals in substance abuse services. A recent study found individuals receiving methadone attended more group and individual therapy sessions than those who did not receive methadone.

More effective prevention programs

  • Example: Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Healthy Evaluation
  • IBH Analytics evaluates short term and long term outcomes to measure prevention program effectiveness. Short term outcomes are evaluated using pre/post surveys to capture respondents’ perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge related to substance abuse before and after participation in a prevention program. Long term outcomes are evaluated overtime and focus on the 4 core measures.

Improved client and employee satisfaction

  • Example: Perception of Care Surveys
  • IBH Analytics evaluates consumer perception of care across populations to see if there is a difference between groups. Consumer and provider perceptions of care ratings are compared to see if they are significantly different. These data driven insights lead to recommendations and actions that improve performance.
  • Example: Employee Satisfaction Survey
  • IBH Analytics develops, deploys, and analyses employment satisfaction. Employee satisfaction is evaluated at the organization, department, and individual level. Insights from these studies leads to more effective work environments, higher employee satisfaction, and higher employee retention

Better alignment between care needs, program utilization, and outcomes

  • Example: Home Based Units Report
  • IBH Analytics reviews utilization of Home Based services with CAFAS outcomes, celebrating clinical gains, and encouraging transition and continuity of care.

Aid in regulatory compliance and CARF and NCQA accreditation

  • Example = Utilization Management
  • IBH Analytics provides clients with UM reports and analyses that aid them in regulatory compliance.
  • Example: CARF Accreditation
  • IBH Analytics assists clients with their CARF accreditation by providing reports and analyses, as well as, direct consulting with Dr. Darren Lubbers PhD.


“Working with the IBHA team over the past decade has been an honor and a benefit to our team at The Montana Institute. We have partnered in measuring, intervening and evaluating Positive Community Norms interventions across the nation which has resulted in publications and high-level presentations. The IBHA group has served as a highly credible partner and has expanded our capacity and confidence with state and national-level projects. I look forward to another ten years of working together.”

Dr. Jeffrey W. Linkenbach, Director & Research Scientist. The Montana Institute