The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is in the process of implementing a data solution to gather and report Treatment Episode Data System (TEDS) information to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). DDAP is also securing a system to replace its legacy prevention data collection system. Together with its partners in the Department of Health - Bureau of Informatics and Information Technology and the Department of Administration - Office of Information Technology, DDAP has completed the procurement process and evaluated the submitted data solutions.
The contract was awarded to FEi Systems, Inc. for its Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services (WITS) solution. The implementation phase of the DDAP Data System Project was officially launched on January 10, 2017.
About the system
The data system selected - WITS, Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services (WITS), a web-based application used by several clients, including 30 states and counties for a wide variety of clinical, contract, billing, and case management services. DDAP will join the WITS User Group (WUG) that will enable coordination, collaboration and cost-sharing among the other states using the WITS solution.
The WITS solution will provide SCAs, Providers, and DDAP with a single integrated system to collect treatment and prevention data that meets government reporting requirements for the planning, administration, and monitoring of behavioral health treatment programs, prevention programs and federal grant management programs. The implementation and rollout of the WITS data system will be clearly communicated with all stakeholders. DDAP is working with FEi Systems to develop a timeline for implementation and we will provide updates as soon as they are available.