Centerstone Research Institute and Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information to Host Session at American Psychological Association 2011 Convention

Dr. Dennis Morrison and Dr. Kelly Caine will lead discussion on electronic health records in clinical practice

Bloomington, Ind. and Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone Research Institute CEO Dr. Dennis Morrison has partnered with Dr. Kelly Caine, Principal Research Scientist at the School of Informatics and Computing and the Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information at Indiana University to host a session on electronic health records at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. The conference will be held August 4-7, 2011, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Morrison’s and Dr. Caine’s session, “Electronic Health Records in Clinical Practice,” will focus on how, when designed using human factors methods, electronic health records may be used to support evidence-based practice in clinical settings. It also will include an overview on the current state and use of electronic health records in behavioral health settings, and feature an interactive discussion regarding the potential future uses of electronic health records in clinical practice. The session, meant to deepen participants’ understanding of the role and potential role of electronic health records in their practices, will take place on Saturday, August 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. in Convention Center Room 148.

The annual APA convention is the largest gathering of psychologists and psychology students in the world and attracts more than 12,000 attendees from all areas of specialization in psychology including research, practice, education and policy.

About Centerstone Research Institute
Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research, information technology and clinical informatics. CRI conducts service and clinical studies and partners with leading research institutions to advance knowledge of mental health and addiction disorders and discover innovative treatments. The organization maintains an Institutional Review Board and manages the Knowledge Network, a technology-based, partner-driven alliance to facilitate the translation of research to practice. CRI also offers Behavioral Pathway Systems, a best practices benchmarking service. CRI is a recipient of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare’s Innovation Award and the 2010 Best Practices Award by The Data Warehousing Institute. For more information about CRI, please visit www.centerstoneresearch.org.

About the Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information
Established in 2010, CLEAR Health Information is helping supply the legal, ethical and usability analysis that is critical to patient and policymaker trust, as personal health information is created and collected at a faster rate than ever. Privacy is a critical component in ensuring that data is created, stored, and shared effectively. CLEAR Health Information leverages the resources of the university and the State of Indiana in health sciences, information technology, law, ethics and other disciplines such as psychology and human factors. The center, funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., aims to advance the quality, efficiency, and affordability of healthcare. For more information about CLEAR Health Information, please visit clearhealthinfo.iu.edu.