CoCENTRIX to Present Clinical Best Practices for Behavioral Health Providers in "Discharge Planning: Best Practices for a Safe & Accountable Transition of Care"


GETTYSBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS and CoCENTRIX have announced a new executive web briefing specifically designed to help behavioral health and human service provider organizations learn best practices for positive transitions of care and the importance of technology and coordinated care in this process. This special online event, "Discharge Planning: Best Practices for a Safe & Accountable Transition of Care," — is free to all behavioral health and human service industry executives.

"All too often, our psychiatric inpatient facilities function in a disconnected fashion from the community-based system. However, psychiatric hospitalization is not a destination point, but a stop along the road to recovery and an integral part of the behavioral healthcare continuum," said industry expert, Dr. Jess Jamieson, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS. "In this healthcare environment, new clinical coordinated care management practices are emerging, along with financial drivers to more fully integrate the hospital with the community. The new standard of practice is to discharge the patient in a timely fashion to the community and for the community to have in place the necessary resources to sustain a successful community placement for the patient."

This 30-minute educational event will take place on August 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT and features renowned industry experts Dr. Jess Jamieson of OPEN MINDS and Christine Holmes of CoCENTRIX. The presenters will answer the following questions:

  • Why the interest in the discharge and transition process from hospital to community? What are the clinical and economic drivers for this process?
  • What are the best clinical practices for this process? What are the "core" features of a process for the timely discharge of a patient and the care coordination activities necessary for the patient to remain in the community?
  • At the end of the day, how realistic is it that we can get this job done with the always limited resources available in the behavioral healthcare arena?
  • What technologies can help facilitate the support, accountability, and coordinated care needed for a positive transition?

All registrants for the web briefing will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the PowerPoint presentation slides.

To learn more, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:


CoCENTRIX is a behavioral health software company that provides innovative solutions to connect, collaborate and coordinate care and services across and amongst Health and Human Services, Education, Justice & Public Safety, Community Service Providers and the Consumers in which they serve. CoCENTRIX's flagship product, the CoCENTRIX Coordinated Care Platform, includes an ONC-ACB certified Electronic Health Record, Coordinated Case Management, Managed Care Solutions, and interactive, mobile consumer applications that further streamline the delivery of services across the entire continuum of care. To learn more about CoCENTRIX, please visit


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

CONTACT: Tim Snyder, Vice President, Marketing OPEN MINDS

Source: Open Minds