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We’re Engaged! Outcomes, Value & Empowering People to Take Ownership of Their Health and Well-Being

Tuesday July 19, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

Reliable measurement is only half the equation when seeking effective tools for improving health outcomes. The other half is leveraging strategies and resources to engage the people you serve. Creating a comprehensive organizational and technology infrastructure in support of that goal is critical in today’s healthcare landscape.

Join a panel of experts from Mental Health Center of Denver – a leading community mental health center – as they describe their experience implementing an outcomes-oriented and person-focused approach to engaging the people they serve in enhancing their health and well-being.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall a case study of how Mental Health Center of Denver launched a cutting-edge engagement tool to better involve individuals in their care
  • Summarize how Denver is measuring progress and learn how individual engagement strategies and outcomes assessment efforts are changing the way they operate
  • Explain how the organization's use of technology directly supports the values of their organization
  • List next steps, including further tying the Golden Thread into the organizations outcomes strategy 

Wes Williams, PhD
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mental Health Center of Denver

Dr. Wes Williams joined the Mental Health Center of Denver in 2007 and now serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, overseeing its information systems, including evaluation, data sciences, information strategy, application development, network operations, and help desk.

Wes’s clinical background and technical expertise help him provide innovative solutions to the challenges of building systems that meet the needs of clinicians, payers, regulators, and the people his organization serves.


Melanie Sisson, MA, PhD
Manager of Information Security
Mental Health Center of Denver

Melanie’s focus is on using Mental Health Center of Denver’s data resources and IT tools to support clinical practice and to inform operational decision-making. Her Information Strategy team works to develop and implement the policies and processes necessary to ensure data quality, and to align information systems efforts efforts with their strategic objectives. Melanie is responsible for the implementation of myHealthPointe, a central component of their strategy for engagement.


Brandon Ward, PsyD
Information Systems Project Director
Mental Health Center of Denver