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Centerstone Research Institute Recognized as a 2010 Best Practices Awards Winner by The Data Warehousing Institute

National award recognizes organization’s innovative data warehouse

Bloomington, Ind. and Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research and information technology, has been recognized as a 2010 Best Practices Award Winner by The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). Honored for its innovative data warehouse, CRI is the first behavioral health organization ever to be recognized by TDWI.

“We are thrilled to receive the TDWI Best Practices Award,” said Dennis Morrison, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of CRI. “This is a significant validation of CRI’s data warehouse, which was launched only two years ago. This data warehouse provides critical operational and management tools that can improve the quality of patient care and prevent clinician errors, while saving time and resources.”

TDWI’s Best Practices Awards program honors companies that have demonstrated excellence in developing, deploying and maintaining business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) applications. CRI was selected as one of two winners in the Government and Non-Profit category along with the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) and Solution Sponsor: MicroStrategy.

CRI’s data warehouse is a collection of anonymous data that is designed to help implement research-based practices at mental health centers. An electronic clearing house, it empowers end users with actionable information to improve their business management and clinical practices. End users can explore vital information related to service quality, financial viability, and client outcomes, as well as predictive models that can better inform decisions that would most likely result in positive clinical outcomes. CRI’s system has helped produce a 30 percent increase in annual revenues in one year with staff productivity also rising 30 percent.

“Business intelligence is a key tool for any organization’s success,” said Richard Zbylut, president of TDWI. “Year after year our awards showcase forward thinking organizations for developing and implementing world-class solutions. We are pleased to recognize this year’s Best Practices Award winners on their innovative implementations. We hope that our program and the winning solutions serve as a powerful educational tool for technical and business professionals as they implement BI and DW strategies.”

Best Practices Award nominations were evaluated on business impact, maturity, innovation and relevance. Companies and sponsoring solution providers from diverse industries submitted entries that were judged in a variety of categories. Award winners were chosen by a panel of independent judges who have expertise in business intelligence and data warehousing.

Best Practices Awards winners will be honored at the TDWI World Conference, which will take place August 15-20, 2010, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel.

Previous Best Practices winners include organizations such as Boeing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, eBay, IBM, Union Pacific, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, National Basketball Association and Louisiana-Pacific Corporation.

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. For more information about CRI, please visit www.centerstoneresearch.org.

About TDWI
The Data Warehousing Institute™ (TDWI), a division of 1105 Media, Inc., is the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence and data warehousing industry. TDWI is dedicated to educating business and information technology professionals about the strategies, techniques, and tools required to successfully design, build, and maintain business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. It also fosters the advancement of business intelligence and data warehousing research and contributes to knowledge transfer and professional development of its Members. TDWI sponsors and promotes a worldwide Membership program, quarterly educational conferences, regional educational seminars, role-based training, onsite courses, certification, solution provider partnerships, an awards program for best practices, resourceful publications, an in-depth research program, and a comprehensive Web site (www.tdwi.org).

About 1105 Media
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105’s offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; and Web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

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