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June 20, 2019 | 1:00 pm Eastern
Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of Topaz Information Solutions

The increased emphasis on reducing America’s rising health care spending has led providers and payers to focus on managing the leading chronic health conditions that cause long-term illness and premature death. Each year, the U.S. spends over $3.3 trillion on treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and kidney disease.

By providing multiple services under one roof, facilitated by a collaborative care team, Partners In Recovery (PIR) has implemented strategies that support an integrated workflow and clinical outcomes. With the right technology, the care team can share critical medical and behavioral patient information and provide appropriate therapeutic interventions based on each patient’s risk indicators. Christy Dye, President at PIR, An Affiliate of Marc Community Resources, Inc., will be joined by Christy Lundeen, Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Care for a web briefing on Thursday, June 20th at 1:00 pm ET. Combining their management and strategic experience in the health care industry, they will discuss the benefits of using electronic health records, data analytics, and population health platforms to exchange information and develop a groundbreaking program.


Featured Speakers

Christy Dye, MPH, President, Partners In Recovery, LLC, An Affiliate of Marc Community Resources, Inc.

Christy’s background spans 30 years as a state administrator, provider and system leader in managed behavioral health, healthcare integration and recovery-focused provider networks in Arizona and other states. She was early innovator in implementing an integrated service system for adults with co-occurring mental health/substance use disorders, including strategies for network development, financing, licensure and consensus building. She also oversaw the expansion of Arizona’s contracted behavioral health managed care system to a more recovery focused model, including expansion of peer-delivered mental health, addiction and peer-delivered services. Today she directs strategy and operations of Partners In Recovery, a integrated behavioral/medical health home system serving 8,000 adults with serious mental illness in Arizona. Christy has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Visiting Scientist award from Harvard University and the prestigious Behavioral Health Leadership in Services Award from the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. She is a contributing author to multiple articles and books on peer support and recovery services. More recently, Christy’s interests have turned to health IT and using technology to improve behavioral healthcare practice and outcomes. She is a member of the governing board of Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange, and serves as a co-principal investigator for a National Institute of Mental Health research project focused on health information sharing preferences among persons with serious mental illness. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and her master’s from the University of Arizona.

Christi J. Lundeen, Chief Innovation Officer, Mercy Care

As Chief Innovation Officer, Christi Lundeen oversees strategy and business development efforts. In collaboration with Health Current, she co-founded the Practice Innovation Institute, a CMS-funded Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

Christi has spent more than 25 years working in private and public health care companies. Prior to her current position, she served in senior strategy and business development roles for both Mercy Care and its administrator Aetna Medicaid. Before joining Mercy Care, she was an independent health care consultant, assisting companies such as HTMS, Surgical Specialty Hospital of Arizona, the Arizona Optometric Association, and Feeding Matters. She also served as Operations Director for Maricopa Health Plans, coordinating and managing all administrative and operational functions for its Medicaid and Medicare Advantage program. In addition, Christi was the director of managed care and physician organizations and relations at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, as well as the business and program development director for Mercy Services Corporation. Christi is also an experienced practice administrator, having served as administrator for both the Arizona Cardiology Group and for the Mercy Family Health Centers (aka Dignity Medical Group).

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

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 TOPAZ INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, LLC

Topaz Information Solutions LLC was founded in 2000 by two large, community-based behavioral health organizations seeking a platform to facilitate communications and clinical interoperability between organizations comprising a patient’s care team. In partnership with NextGen Healthcare®, Topaz Information Solutions LLC delivers technology solutions to behavioral health and social services organizations pursuing integrated care through the deployment of robust EHR, Practice Management, Patient Portal and Mobility Solutions. Learn more at www.topazis.com.

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