Beyond the Numbers--Key Strategies for Using Your EHR Data for Agency Improvement: A Free Qualifacts Executive Web Briefing

Learn How Maximizing Your EHR Data Can Improve Your Agency's Ability to Deliver

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

GETTYSBURG, Pa., June 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS and Qualifacts have announced a new executive web briefing specifically designed to help behavioral health and human service provider organizations realize the full potential of their electronic health record technology. This special online event, "Beyond the Numbers—Key Strategies for Using Your EHR Data for Agency Improvement," — underwritten by Qualifacts — will show how agencies can use EHR data to make a difference not only in improved communication, but timelier decision-making and fewer errors. This event is free to all behavioral health and human service industry executives.

"Time and again, organizations will find they have the data they need to support metrics-based management, and the real challenge becomes organizing that information to make it assessable and understandable in a management context," said Monica E. Oss, OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer. "One of the many benefits to the implementation of an electronic health record is the ability to use the data gathered through your EHR to support your executive decision-making."

Ms. Oss continued, "Whereas ten years ago, metrics-based management may have in some ways been impossible, now, with the advent of new technologies, using data as a regular part of your decision-making process should be simple. It is a matter recognizing the incredible tool that you already have at your disposal and learning how to use the technology to your advantage."

"Beyond the Numbers—Key Strategies for Using Your EHR Data for Agency Improvement" will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 2:00 PM EDT, and features two industry experts from Qualifacts: Robert Patton, Director of Implementation Services, and Brandi S. Sanders, Implementation Specialist (IS) Manager.

During this special 90-minute program, Mr. Patton and Ms. Sanders will share:

  1. What clinical, financial and operational metrics are key indicators of your agency's health, including benchmarking data
  2. Recommended strategies for improvements in critical areas, including access to care, documentation and claim life cycle
  3. Real-world lessons from executives at behavioral health agencies, including using data to identify agency opportunities

Qualifacts customers Jennifer Samardak, Clinical Subject Matter Expert, and Blake Urmos, Director of IT, with Pastoral Counseling Service in Akron, Ohio, will co-present.

All registrants for the web briefing will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar, an electronic copy of the presentation slides, and a recommended readings package from OPEN MINDS.

To learn more or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

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

Qualifacts is the largest provider of Software-as-a-Service and web-based Electronic Health Records for the behavioral health and human services market. Their team helps more than 20,000 behavioral healthcare providers and staff realize improved billing and clinical operations, increased agency revenue, faster payment and better client and staff satisfaction.  Learn more at


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