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Clinical Success Is Spelled “IT”

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

If you're launching a clinical initiative, like it or not you're also launching an IT initiative. With the increasing reliance on technology (adoption of EHRs, increased demand for data to support clinical programming, and increased demand for your clinicians to get more done in less time) any new clinical program you propose will require a significant information technology component.

In this process your IT component shouldn’t be an afterthought, it should be a focal point from the start. The more your organization focuses on the clinical/IT relationship, the better chance you have at ensuring success.

In this webinar, hear from three unique and forward looking behavioral health organizations that recognized the pivotal role their IT leadership played in successfully achieving their clinical goals.

About Monarch: In 2012 Monarch Behavioral Health launched a first-of-its-kind open access service model in North Carolina emphasizing easier access, much shorter wait times, and improved care for their clients. Monarch received 138 client walk-ins that first month. Twenty-four months later they received 2,539 walk-ins — a 1726 percent increase.

About Grand Lakes: As part of a strong commitment to extend the lives of individuals with serious mental illness, Grand Lake Mental Health Center, located in Nowata, Oklahoma, set a vision to establish health homes for their consumers. GLMHC took a different approach than other organizations in Oklahoma. Instead of a Case Management approach with a focus on linkage to services, GLMHC chose to open their own primary care clinic.

About the Speaker(s): 

Chris Thompson
Senior Clinical Operations Director

Jason Cagle
HIT Manager

Larry Smith
Grand Lakes Mental Health