CARD is one of the world's largest organizations using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Its therapists conduct tens of thousands of sessions per month, which yields an enormous amount of data to deal with on a day-to-day basis. Senior managers at CARD implemented WebFOCUS BUE to streamline a wide range of analytics activities. For example, a business analyst can now create a dashboard and nearly a dozen alert-driven InfoApps™, which will notify therapists and administrators of key developments within their cases.
The new analytics environment enables non-technical users to easily explore data via charts, graphs, and reports. With so many therapists treating so many patients, even small adjustments have a big impact on the organization as a whole. For example, WebFOCUS can map patients to particular regions so CARD can make sure they are matched with the right therapists. This will minimize the number of hours therapists have to spend in transit between patient visits. Saving even one minute every hour adds up to many hours of additional therapy across the team – which means more time available to treat patients.
Alva Powell, chief technology officer, CARD, said:
"Now we can much more easily process and visualize our data. The speed with which we got WebFOCUS up and running was amazing. It was at least ten times faster than any similar tool we have used – partly because WebFOCUS performs lots of pre-data analyses, which is a big time saver. Now, we can more accurately track the treatment hours of each child. WebFOCUS will also allow us to share current information with clinical supervisors, operation managers, and schedulers."
Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:
"As a leader in the ASD community, CARD is widely known for its scientific approach to understanding the unique needs of each patient. Its data-driven mindset has helped the center achieve remarkable success with ABA therapy. We are pleased to supply technology that leads to better treatments – and better outcomes – for children with autism."
About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at treatment centers around the globe. CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Surgeon General. CARD employs a dedicated team of more than 2,000 individuals across the nation and internationally. For more information, visit centerforautism.com, or call (855) 345-2273.
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