See you in Boston! BHCOE is proud to present at the 48th Annual ABAI Convention.

Conference Details

When: May 28-30, 2022
Where: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
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Topic: A Machine Learning Analysis of Applied Behavior Analysis Service Delivery Characteristics That Predict Improved Patient Outcomes
When: Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM ET – Meeting Level 2; Room 252A.
Presented by: Dr. David Cox, Dr. Zach Morford, Jacob Sosine, and Cora Gnikobou
Abstract: The delivery of ABA services involves a complex interaction of behavioral systems. Patients need to be interested in and seek out ABA services; and, once in ABA, to continue improving their quality of life. Employees need to be hired in sufficient numbers, properly trained, adequately resourced, and appropriately matched with patients they are competent to serve. And payors need to see progress being made within reasonable costs and time frames. In this presentation, we discuss how the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is leveraging machine learning to describe and understand these complex and interacting behavioral systems. Specifically, we leveraged data collected from 500+ organizations over six years to analyze the interaction between ABA organizations’ systems and processes; staff satisfaction and turnover; service delivery (e.g., utilization rates, hours of ABA contacted); and patient satisfaction with ABA services. We also discuss how these data can predict patient reported progress, improvement in quality of life, and changes on norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments. This presentation provides a first look at the variables that might be important to describe and improve the complex interaction of behavioral systems that comprise ABA service delivery.

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During exhibit hours, come chat with the BHCOE team. Learn about the benefits of being BHCOE-Accredited.

Where: Exhibit Hall, Booth #133
When: Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET and 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET; Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET.

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