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January 17, 2019 | 1:00 pm Eastern
Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of Netsmart

Health care providers, across all care settings, have identified attracting and retaining clinicians as one of their top priorities and challenges heading into 2019. Join us for anĀ OPEN MINDS web briefing panel discussion to explore the state of clinical satisfaction across the post-acute and human services communities today.

Moderator Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor at Netsmart, will be joined by Netsmart’s Chief Nursing Officer Mary Gannon to discuss the impact staff satisfaction has on an organization’s bottom line and on consumer outcomes. Joining them will be Dr. Sharon Boesl, Deputy Director of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and Allen Pindell, Sr. Vice President of IS and Analytics of Lexington Health Network, representing the post-acute and health and human services communities and sharing how they are leveraging innovative strategies to drive clinical satisfaction.


By registering for this web briefing, attendees will learn:

  • Industry turnover trends and their impact on provider organizations
  • Strategies to drive clinical engagement and satisfaction
  • Technology that supports clinical satisfaction and retention strategies
  • Real world examples from post-acute and human services organizations

Featured Speakers

Mary K. Gannon, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer, Netsmart

Ms. Gannon supports the Netsmart nursing and ancillary services team in transforming clinical care across the spectrum of health and human services by focusing on nursing process, clinical change management, recovery and research-based care, coordinated care planning, closed loop medication processes, and the integration of behavioral and primary care.

Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Advisor, Netsmart

Dr. Dennis Morrison is an experienced executive and leader specializing in behavioral health and social services. His career has focused on integrating clinical care and technology to improve care delivery and empower people to achieve better health care. From 2012-2017, he served as the first Chief Clinical Officer for Netsmart, providing internal clinical guidance throughout Netsmart about clinical workflows, psychometrics and leadership.

Allen Pindell, Sr. Vice President of IS and Analytics, Lexington Health Network

Allen has spent nearly two decades in the post-acute sphere helping Lexington Health Network leverage technology to improve care coordination, increase access to critical patient data, and implement innovative solutions to common problems. In 2013, Allen led Lexington to become the first SNF provider in the Chicago area to move to a completely paperless clinical chart. In 2017, McKnight’s magazine awarded Lexington Health Network the Innovator of the Year Gold Award in McKnight’s Excellence in Technology competition for its use of telemedicine. Outside of the office, Allen co-founded a not-for-profit community theater organization that presents a mix of stage classics, musicals, and the avant-garde to suburban Chicago audiences.

Dr. Sharon Boesl, Deputy Director, Sauk County Department of Human Services

Dr. Sharon Boesl has been working in the field of mental health and substance use services for over 30 years. She is currently the Deputy Director of a rural county human services agency. She has extensive experience as a clinician, supervisor, and clinical services administrator. In addition, she has been the primary project administrator/principal investigator of over 10 grants focused on implementing mental health and substance use services in both large urban and local rural communities. Dr. Boesl recently developed a successful model of innovative, community based outreach and recovery designed to increase access to medication assisted treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder in a high-need rural county. Trained in systemic family therapy, Dr. Boesl uses this knowledge to build cooperative and collaborative models of care specifically intended for integrated services and teamwork. Within this model, individuals (concurrent with medication assisted treatment) develop sobriety goals that include simultaneous services for mental health issues, psychological needs, rebuilding relationships, and identification (and inclusion) of natural supports. As her next initiative, Dr. Boesl is currently working toward integrating behavioral health fully operational hub and spoke model of care within her rural agency. She also teaches, trains, and supervises (and serves as a mentor for) student interns entering professional careers in behavioral health within her human services agency.

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.

Event Sponsored By:

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.

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