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Seven Key Competencies of Coordinated Care: A Free Executive Web Briefing on Making Health Homes Work From Netsmart & OPEN MINDS

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GETTYSBURG, Pa., April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS and Netsmart have announced a new executive web briefing specifically designed to help behavioral health and human service provider organizations develop and understand the importance of a care coordination strategy in the current health care environment. This special online event, "Seven Key Competencies Of Coordinated Care: Coordinating Care For Improved Outcomes & Efficiency," — underwritten by Netsmart — is free to all behavioral health and human service industry executives.

"Many of the new financial and service delivery models emerging — from accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes, to global payments and capitated rates — focus on creating a coordinated, patient-centered, comprehensive model of care. For provider organizations to be successful in this new health care landscape, it is essential to not only provide treatment that addresses the consumer as a whole person, but also to share the necessary information with other health care providers to create a system of comprehensive care," said Monica E. Oss, OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer. "Electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE) play a key role in creating a connected health care system – but they are only part of the equation. Behavioral health and human service providers need to strategically position themselves to work with other organizations and foster an environment of connectivity and integration."

"Seven Key Competencies Of Coordinated Care: Coordinating Care For Improved Outcomes & Efficiency," will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT, and features two industry experts who have extensive knowledge in delivering coordinated care solutions: Larry Seltzer, Director of Architecture and Solutions Strategy, Netsmart; and A.J. Petersen, General Manager of Care Connect, Netsmart. During this special 90-minute "crash course" on connectivity and care coordination in today's health and human service environment, our industry experts will share:

  1. An overview of the current health care landscape and the forces driving care coordination in behavioral health
  2. The role that technology, including EHRs and HIE, plays in coordinating care
  3. Real-world, case study examples of provider organizations operating in a coordinated care environment





All registrants for the web briefing will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar, an electronic copy of the PowerPoint presentation slides, and recommended readings on care coordination from OPEN MINDS.

To learn more or take advantage of free online registration, please visit: http://www.openminds.com/events/webinar-041613-carecoordination.htm

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.

Netsmart Technologies provides on-demand and traditional software solutions to automate key financial, clinical, management process solutions and electronic medical records for more than 20,000 organizations, including individual private practices, small group providers, community health centers, counties and 40 state systems. Learn more at: www.ntst.com.

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

Source: Open Minds