How To Leverage New Technologies To Succeed In A Consumer-Centric Healthcare Environment -- Topic Of New Executive Web Briefing From Netsmart & OPEN MINDS

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GETTYSBURG, Pa., Aug. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Free Registration Link:

OPEN MINDS and Netsmart have announced a new clinically-focused executive education event, designed to help behavioral health and human service provider organizations adapt and thrive in the new consumer-centric healthcare environment. "Clinical IT... Redefined: Crossing the Barriers of Traditional Models & Changing the Way We Think About Consumer Care" will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT, and feature clinical expertise from Dennis Morrison, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Netsmart, and industry insight from Linda Reese, PhD, Regional Operations Director, Telecare Corporation — a behavioral health organization who has faced and overcome the challenges of this new healthcare environment.

"Historically, behavioral health has been clinician-centric. But today, several trends are causing a shift towards a more consumer-centric healthcare environment," said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. "So what does this mean for behavioral health and human services providers? The answer, in short, is: everything. This webinar will attempt to break down the myriad changes in the world of person-centered care and dissect them in ways that offer meaningful action steps for today's providers."

This special online event, "Clinical IT...Redefined: Crossing the Barriers of Traditional Models & Changing the Way We Think About Consumer Care," has been underwritten by Netsmart and is free to all behavioral health and human service industry executives. During the 90-minute session, Dr. Morrison and Dr. Reese will dive into the following critical topics:

  • The movement from a clinician-centric world to a consumer-centric world — The tools and training providers will need to adapt to this new way of doing business
  • The increasing mobility of clinicians and consumers —Providing quality care outside of the office-based appointment
  • The need for providers to stop managing by 'recall' and start managing by data —There's more information out there than providers can hope to absorb. How do we use this valuable research meaningfully while meeting the demands of the day-to day?
  • The demands for providers to demonstrate measurable consumer results —Like never before, clinical accountability is increasing. What tools are necessary for providers to show that what they do works?

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.

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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

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:

CONTACT: Tim Snyder, Vice President, Marketing OPEN MINDS

Source: Open Minds