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Tarzana Treatment Centers to Showcase Successful Module for Integrating Primary Care with Behavioral Health During OPEN MINDS Executive Web Briefing

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GETTYSBURG, Pa., Aug. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tarzana Treatment Centers, a non-profit integrated behavioral health care organization based in Los Angeles County, will present the easy-to-use module they have implemented to successfully integrate primary care and behavioral health care in a free upcoming OPEN MINDS executive web briefing. "Whole-Person Care as We've Never Imagined: Groundbreaking Solutions for Integrating Physical and Behavioral Care" will take place on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT, and feature insight and recommendations on integration from two industry experts and Tarzana directors—Ken Bachrach, Ph.D., Clinical Director, and Jim Sorg, Ph.D., Director of Information Technology.



Free Registration Link: http://www.openminds.com/events/webinar-090313-integratingcare.htm

"The mandate of health reform challenges behavioral health and primary care providers to 'reconnect the mind and body.' But of all the questions posed by this challenge, perhaps the most vexing is 'How do we fuse the vastly different cultures, workflows, needs and IT solutions of physical and behavioral health?'" said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. "This will be the focus of our upcoming executive education event led by Netsmart; and we're excited to hear how Netsmart's innovative module for integrating primary and behavioral data, workflows and records is working for Tarzana Treatment Centers."

This special online event, exclusively sponsored and underwritten by Netsmart, will be free to all behavioral health and human service industry executives through the OPEN MINDS website. During the 90-minute session, industry experts from Tarzana and Netsmart will lead an in-depth discussion on:

  • Understanding the opportunity and various levels of integrating primary care with behavioral health
  • Hearing a new perspective on primary care relative to behavioral health care from a family physician
  • Seeing how providers are achieving the vision of the Health Home through integrating primary care with behavioral health care on a shared HIT platform
  • Exploring tools that provide seamless integration of physical and behavioral health in a single EHR solution

All registrants for the web briefing will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a video 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: http://www.openminds.com/events/webinar-090313-integratingcare.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 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 20,000 health and human services organizations, including 350,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people each year. Learn more at: www.ntst.com

CONTACT: Jennifer Kleiner, Marketing Manager OPEN MINDS openminds@openminds.com

Source: Open Minds