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July 23, 2015 — Free Executive Web Briefing Sponsored By Valant

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As transformation occurs in the health and human services industry, behavioral health EHR companies can learn key leadership principles from well-known global powerhouses to better serve HHS. One of these successful powerhouses, Amazon, is known throughout the world for invention and innovation, and has disrupted industries ranging from books and retail purchasing to cloud software. Amazon’s success can be attributed to five core leadership principles: customer obsession, insist on the highest standards, think big, deliver results, and embracing the future.

Join the Amazon, Valant, and OPEN MINDS teams for this exciting executive web briefing, “The Amazon Effect: How New-Age Technology Principles Can Improve Care Delivery in HHS,” scheduled for July 23rd at 2:00pm EST to find out how these same principles used by Amazon can be applied to the health and human services technology industry to support its own positive industry disruption and the transformation from hard coded software to true cloud-based electronic health record platform technology. This major transformation will enable behavioral health care organizations to leverage their core competencies in team based care, changing health behaviors, and integration of services to financially thrive and have a disruptive, positive impact on the broader health industry.


During this exclusive 90-minute executive web briefing, attendees will learn:

  • Key leadership principles necessary for success
  • Real world success stories from Amazon
  • How new technology will enable you to leverage your core competencies and achieve financial success

Don’t miss our live question and answer session at the conclusion of this event where our experts will share their insights and experiences with succeeding in disrupted industries and answer live questions from the audience!

Featured Speakers

David Lischner, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Valant — As the CEO and co-founder of Valant, Dr. David Lischner brings over 10 years of company building, product innovation, and executive management experience to his role at Valant. He has used technology as a vehicle to produce new business models and as a bridge to build innovative partnerships between providers, payers and other industry stakeholders. As co-founder, Medical Director and CEO of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, a specialty behavioral healthcare center with a national reputation for high quality care, he was able to pursue his passion for making evidence-based practices available to a community. It was while practicing in this group setting that he realized the need for an integrated, intuitive solution that would improve the value of behavioral healthcare and allow organizations to be more effective and profitable. It also gave him the means to pursue his dream, through enabling technology, to help make high quality behavioral healthcare available to everyone. David received his M.D. from the University of Washington, and completed his medical internship at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to the University of Washington for his specialty training in psychiatry, where he was a Chief Resident and received the Hoffman award for excellence in community psychiatry.”

Mark Johnston, Director, Global Business Development, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Amazon — Mark Johnston joined Amazon Web Services in July 2014 and is responsible for AWS’ global healthcare strategy and the development of key relationship with customers, partners and industry bodies. Mark is instrumental in the organizational orchestration of key tactics, programs and services designed to bring value to the healthcare and life sciences vertical including global go to market activities.

Mark brings over 25 years of health care technology expertise to Amazon. Prior to that, Mark led the commercial development strategy during the creation of the Microsoft – GE Healthcare joint venture Caradigm and then assumed the newly created role of Vice President of the Platform Business which included the general management of all facets of the Caradigm Intelligence Platform and the Caradigm Health Information Exchange.  Mark also led the international market development efforts for the Health Solutions Group “HSG” including executing the market development strategies for all HSG products in international markets and the development of country wide approaches to Microsoft’s connected health strategy. Before Microsoft, Mark spent 12 years in the labratory technology industry including key strategic roles at LabCorp, Med Plus, and Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories. Mark was a practicing CPA for Deloitte prior to entering the healthcare industry and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Accounting.

Sharon Hicks, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS — Ms. Hicks has more than 20 years of experience in the health and human service field. She has extensive experience and a wide range of expertise in health plan management, clinical operations management, and technology.

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 and within its health plan division. Ms. Hicks served as the Chief Operating Officer for Community Care Behavioral Health, a managed behavioral health organization. She was responsible for all aspects of the organization’s operations including fiscal, information systems, the claims processing department, and the design of clinical systems. In addition Ms. Hicks managed the day-to-day operations of including human resources, facilities, purchasing, and security.

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

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 — regardless of attendance.

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