, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 100-107

Developing an integrated information system for specialized addiction treatment agencies

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Abstract

This article outlines the development of an integrated information system for specialized alcohol and drug treatment agencies in Ontario, Canada. The system is being developed following a strategic planning process involving provincial funding ministries and coalitions of service providers. An overview of the system's development is provided and the implementation of one subcomponent, a client-tracking system, is described. Some challenges to the implementation of this component are identified.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Addiction Research Foundation.