ODH’s Behavioral Health Experts to Speak at Mental Health America 2016 Annual Pre-Conference on Behavioral Population Health Panel

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Richard Surles, Ph.D. and Candace Saldarini, M.D., to speak about integrated population health and leveraging data analytics technology in behavioral healthcare

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WHAT:
Integrated population health in general medical care has become a high priority for health advocates, however, little attention has been given to the important linkage between general health and behavioral health. Emerging technologies make it possible to coordinate and manage care for behavioral health patients with greater efficacy and better outcomes. Richard Surles, Ph.D., and Candace Saldarini, M.D., of ODH, Inc., a leading provider of behavioral health analytics solutions, will be speaking on this topic at the Mental Health America 2016 Annual Pre-Conference in Alexandria, Va. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

The session, titled “Behavioral Population Health: Breakthrough Analytics for Integrating Care and Improving Outcomes,” will focus on new approaches to data analytics and care coordination in behavioral health. Dr. Surles and Dr. Saldarini will be joined by Mental Health America senior science advisor, David Shern, Ph.D., and Rusty Selix, J.D., on the panel to discuss the need for a tighter linkage between general health and behavioral health. The panelists will also discuss ODH’s Mentrics™, a leading-edge population health management platform designed to help managed care organizations transform the quality and cost of behavioral healthcare, and how it can substantially improve the management of care quality, outcomes and cost of behavioral healthcare.

WHEN & WHERE:
Session: Behavioral Population Health: Breakthrough Analytics for Integrating Care and Improving Outcomes
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 3-4:30 p.m. ET
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311
More information: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/annualconference
To register: http://www.regonline.com/register/checkin.aspx?eventid=1795019&ResponseMemberId=&jID=1498236

WHO:
Richard Surles, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Business Development for ODH, Inc., a provider of data analytics solutions for the behavioral health field. In this role, he leads the sales and market development of ODH’s flagship product, Mentrics, the leading-edge healthcare data analytics platform designed to transform the management of behavioral healthcare. With more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Surles has a proven track record of organizing and financing service delivery systems for people with severe mental illness and disabilities and is a nationally recognized leader in the field of government healthcare systems. In addition, Dr. Surles has more than 40 publications in areas of government policy and organizing system of care for people with disabilities, and his articles have appeared in Health Affairs and Drug Trends.

Candace T. Saldarini, M.D., is the Director for Medical Strategy for ODH, Inc., a provider of data analytics solutions for the behavioral health field. In this role, she provides content expertise for its flagship product Mentrics, the leading edge comprehensive population health management platform designed to transform the management of behavioral healthcare systems. With more than 15 years of experience in clinical and managed behavioral healthcare, Dr. Saldarini has a proven track record as a direct care provider and as a system manager responsible for clinical and quality management.

About ODH, Inc.
ODH, Inc. is an innovative behavioral health technology solution company that leverages technology and clinical expertise to transform the management and economics of behavioral healthcare. ODH’s team of experts have decades of experience in the behavioral health, medical, clinical, pharmacy, business and data analytics and information technology fields, and is uniquely qualified to support the transformation of the management of behavioral healthcare. ODH is a subsidiary of Otsuka America, Inc. and part of the Otsuka Group of companies, an $11.9 billion global organization. Otsuka aspires to create new products for better health worldwide. For additional information on ODH, Inc., visit http://www.ODHSolutions.com.

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