Bridging the Science-To-Service Gap in Health & Human Services: New Executive Briefing from Netsmart & OPEN MINDS to Explore How EHR Data Can Improve Care Management


GETTYSBURG, Pa., March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The decade long science-to-service lag in health care is a big obstacle for executives and providers to overcome, especially when it comes to research-based clinical decisions making their way to consumers. However, many health and human service organizations have access to a wealth of data in their electronic medical records to drive clinical decision making. The challenge is how to get it out to support an organization's decision support tools.

To address these issues, OPEN MINDS and Netsmart are hosting a special online event, "Going With the (Knowledge) Flow: The Future of Decision-Making in Improving Outcomes" on March 27 at 2:00 PM EST. Drs. Chuang and Morrison will discuss how health and human services providers can leverage clinical decision support, or knowledge flow, in strategic planning and day-to-day operations, and how electronic health records support improved outcomes. This executive development session will include:

  • An overview of the current science and adoption of knowledge flow and clinical decision support
  • Presentation of case studies demonstrating how electronic health records are evolving beyond digital versions of paper forms and becoming platforms for credible care guidance
  • An in-depth discussion of how EHR-informed decision support can improve organizational competitive advantage

To learn more about this executive web briefing, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

All registrants will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the presentation slides at its conclusion.


OPEN MINDS is a national health and human service industry market intelligence firm. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 75+ associates provide innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at


Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, recovery-based care with Netsmart CareFabric™, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

More than 23,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems use Netsmart solutions to help improve the quality of life for more than 25 million people each day. Netsmart clients include mental health and addiction services agencies, health homes, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, managed care organizations, and vital records offices.

CONTACT: For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Tim Snyder, Vice President, Marketing, OPEN MINDS 717-334-1329 or

Source: Open Minds