Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of Netsmart

September 29, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. Eastern

The foundation of a healthy and seamless care journey is built on interoperability. In order to improve outcomes and ease transitions of care, technology integration must be prioritized by all healthcare providers. Through care coordination, data sharing and a consumer-first approach, agencies can avoid risky transitions, siloed information or unnecessary data re-entry, and inefficient workflows. Interoperability and whole-person care help to improve outcomes while ensuring the individual receives the best care in the shortest amount of time.


Join us for an OPEN MINDS and Netsmart webinar, where we will discuss the importance of provider coordination throughout transitions of care. By using a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR), providers in all care settings gain a comprehensive view of the consumer, allowing providers to effectively treat the whole person. Learn how technology can enable smooth transitions of care while relieving clinical burden and improving health and financial outcomes.

Featured Speakers

AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager, Interoperability, Netsmart

AJ Peterson is Vice President of Interoperability for Netsmart.  He maintains an efficient client-focused model around connectivity and consumer-engagement technologies, and develops value-based connections among clients, suppliers and partners in the healthcare market.

Before joining Netsmart, AJ was an area operations director at Concentra Medical Centers, where he managed medical outpatient facility operations, sales development, customer relationships and personnel development.  He has participated in the Office of the National Coordinator’s Data Segmentation for Privacy project, and currently serves on the Advisory Council for Carequality, which provides a national-level, consensus-built, common interoperability framework to enable exchange between and among health data sharing networks.

Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW, has more than 20 years of experience in the health and human service field. She has extensive expertise and a wide range of experience in health plan management, clinical operations management, and technology. A recognized thought leader among her peers, Ms. Hicks is a regular keynote speaker at industry conferences and association meetings, as well as an author of hundreds of articles and resources for professionals in both clinical and executive roles.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Ms. Hicks spent two decades in a number of executive positions within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) system. She served as the Chief Operating Officer for Community Care Behavioral HealthUPMC’s managed behavioral health organization responsible for $800 million in annual revenue. At Community Care, Ms. Hicks was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s operations, including fiscal, information systems, the claims processing department, and the design of clinical systems. She also managed the day-to-day operations of human resources, facilities, purchasing, and security.

Michael George, RN, BSN, Director of Information Technology, Lutheran Senior Services (LSS)

Michael George is Director of Information Technology for Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) with responsibility for IT Applications and Health Information Management.  Based in St. Louis, MO, Michael has been with LSS for five years—first as the IT Clinical Analyst, and has been serving as Director of IT for the past three years.  During his tenure at LSS, Michael has guided LSS to be at the forefront of Senior Living Organizations for technology adoption and use.  Along with his Team, Michael works daily to ensure that through technology use he is committed to the LSS Mission of “Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.”  Michael has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and has been focused on technology use in Health Care for over 15 years.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of Netsmart.

Unable to attend? Still register! At the conclusion of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides.

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About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and personalize, so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they need it.

For 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 1,700 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative.

Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads BlogLinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.

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