This webinar addresses the use of behavioral health and substance abuse data to facilitate more connected and personalized care for at-risk populations. Due to strict federal guidelines, behavioral health and substance abuse data have historically been excluded from health data exchanges. However, collecting and sharing this data are necessary components of population health management. With the emergence of the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) legislation and the current state of America's opioid problem, rules for sharing this critical data are relaxing and best practices around consent are emerging.
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Laura Young, Interim Executive Director, Alaska eHealth Network
Laura Young is an information technology expert with over 25 years working within the IT industry. She focuses on government, non-profit, education and healthcare and has degrees in Information Technology and Health Services Management. Laura has previously worked as an IT Director at Banner Health, Behavioral Health Network and as the Executive Director of Behavioral Health Network of Arizona (BHINAZ.) She is currently the Interim Executive Director for the Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN) and supports a number of HIE and behavioral health interoperability efforts nationally as the Managing Director of Converge Health Information Solutions. She also serves nationally as the Vice Chair of the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community and is on the board of the Arizona HIMSS Chapter as the immediate Past President.
Mary McDaniel, Healthier Populations, Orion Health
Mary McDaniel has held leadership roles for behavioral health and healthcare services organizations in the US, Germany, Great Britain, and Asia/Pacific. She is an award-winning business development and strategic solutions executive for a Fortune 500 health information technology company. She has combined her background in linguistics and education, and her success in program development, with her Canadian and US HIT experience to establish and expand innovative technologies that promote health equity and whole person-centered care. Mary is uniquely positioned as a key consultant and advisor with public and behavioral health and health information exchange organizations.