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How Evolving Technologies Can Enhance Outcomes in Your Addiction & Recovery Support Programs

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GETTYSBURG, Pa., June 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Technology is transforming the behavioral health care field, from the way we do our work to the resources we offer to our clients. Use of technology plays a big role in all areas of care including prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. The three goals - more efficient, more effective, and greater access – can only be achieved through evidence-based programming, highly trained clinicians, and well-designed computer and mobile programs. Thus, it has become mission critical for executives and managers of all health and human services organizations to keep up with evolving technologies to remain relevant in service delivery.

To address the 'how's and 'why's of technology in the recovery field, OPEN MINDS and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation are hosting a special online event, "How Evolving Technologies Can Enhance Outcomes In Your Addiction & Recovery Support Programs" on June 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT. During this executive briefing, Ms. Van Hoof-Haines, M.A., Interim Publisher & Executive Director of Content Innovations and Management at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will discuss new technologies available to support integrated clinical practices to enhance services and improve the quality of care for individuals served.

Highlights of this information-packed web briefing include:

  • Overview of current research on new technologies and their impact on outcomes in addiction and recovery service delivery
  • How new technologies enhance service delivery across the continuum of care: prevention, intervention, treatment, and ongoing recovery
  • How new technologies such as online screening and assessment tools, online courses, apps, and text programs can be integrated into a variety of services offerings.
  • A "how to" discussion on implementing new technologies into established recovery practices

To learn more about this executive web briefing, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit: http://www.openminds.com/event/evolving-technologies-can-enhance-addiction-recovery-support-programs/.

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.

ABOUT OPEN MINDS

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 www.openminds.com.

ABOUT Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully-accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery.

CONTACT: OPEN MINDS Telephone: 717-334-1329 Tim Snyder, Vice President, Marketing tsnyder@openminds.com

Source: Open Minds