Developing HIE Between Community Mental Health Centers & An Acute Care Hospital: Perspectives From The Field - Netsmart & OPEN MINDS Executive Web Briefing


GETTYSBURG, PA, PA., June 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Individuals regularly move between hospital and community-based treatment, yet there is little to no electronic data exchange between provider organizations. We know that needs to change, but the communication barriers between disparate electronic health record systems seem insurmountable.

Hear how Henderson Behavioral Health, a behavioral health organization, is successfully overcoming these communication barriers and connecting with an acute care provider to share individuals' data with the purpose of creating better outcomes, during this OPEN MINDS and Netsmart special online event, "Coordinating Care To Improve Outcomes & Reduce Costs: Integrating With Acute Care Hospitals As A First Step" on July 10 at 1:00 PM EDT. Join Dr. Steven Ronik, Chief Executive Officer at Henderson Behavioral Health and Kevin Scalia, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Netsmart as they discuss how Henderson Behavioral Health is meaningfully exchanging health information in a first-of-a-kind collaboration with Memorial Healthcare System, an acute care hospital that uses Epic software.

During this special online case study, learn how the clinical interoperability and bidirectional communication between the two organizations facilitates efficient transition and coordination of care, resulting in improved services for consumers and significant time savings for staff.
During this 90- minute executive development session attendees will:

  • Get up to speed on industry trends shifting integration from suggested to mandatory
  • Hear a case study from Henderson Behavioral Health on why they believe the time is now for integrating with acute care providers
  • Get advice on how to identify your 'trading partners' and how to initiate the dialogue

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: OPEN MINDS Telephone: 717-334-1329 Contact: Tim Snyder, Vice President, Marketing E-mail:

Source: Open Minds