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Free OPEN MINDS & Netsmart Executive Web Briefing To Focus On Solutions For Behavioral Health Provider Organizations To Provide Accountable Care

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GETTYSBURG, PA., July 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS and Netsmart have announced a new executive web briefing that is an update to the keynote presentation at the recent OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute. This session will discuss the challenges facing behavioral health and human service provider organizations in providing accountable care in this integrated healthcare environment – and innovations available to overcome these obstacles. This special online event, "Innovation & Coordination Update: Real World Solutions For Providing Accountable Care In A World Of Integration," has been underwritten by Netsmart, and is free to all behavioral health and human service industry executives.

"At the recent OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute, I heard the same comments again and again – that there were no solutions for integrating Primary Care into Behavioral Health EHRs, that there were no IT solutions for Care Management/coordination in a health home environment, that there were no avenues to connect and share data between behavioral health providers and acute care hospitals," said Kevin Scalia, Netsmart's executive vice president. "And the reality is, none of that is true. Netsmart has active solutions for each of these that are live or just about to be live."

"Innovation & Coordination Update: Real World Solutions For Providing Accountable Care In A World Of Integration" will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT, and features industry expert Kevin Scalia, Executive Vice President, Netsmart, and a case study from a behavioral health organization executive, Boris Vilgorin, AVP, FEGS, who has extensive knowledge in providing accountable care with these new solutions for behavioral health providers. During this special 90-minute session on accountable care challenges and solutions for today's health and human service providers, Mr. Scalia and Mr. Vilgorin will discuss:

  • The need for specialized, vendor-agnostic Care Management solutions
  • Primary Care integration that feeds directly into Behavioral Health EHR solutions
  • LIVE connectivity between providers, acute care hospitals, and other specialty providers.



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 from OPEN MINDS.

To learn more or take advantage of free online registration, please visit: www.openminds.com/events/webinar-071113-accountablecareintegration.htm

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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

Source: Open Minds