Centerstone Research Institute to Present at 2010 Open Minds Institute for Behavioral Health and Informatics

Dr. Thomas Doub and Casey Bennett will deliver presentation on concepts, tools and challenges related to personalized medicine

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, today announced that two of its staff members will be presenting at the 6th Annual Open Minds Institute for Behavioral Health and Informatics. The conference, which brings together behavioral healthcare leaders to discuss the changes in technology that are allowing the creation of new service delivery models and better patient care, will be held November 10-12, 2010, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Thomas Doub, Chief Operating Officer of CRI, and Casey Bennett, MA, Data Architect in CRI’s Department of Informatics, will deliver a presentation entitled, “Evidence-Based Practices in the Era of ‘Personalized Medicine:’ Tools, Concepts and Challenges.” They will examine how clinical organizations can employ cutting-edge approaches to personalized medicine, predictive modeling and artificial intelligence through a series of intermediary steps that can produce immediate results.

The discussion will focus on these intermediary steps as a process of technical and cultural change involves several healthcare IT domains, including clinical decision support, personalized medicine, business intelligence, data warehousing and data mining/predictive modeling. Doub and Bennett will describe how these individual concepts support each other as part of a larger healthcare informatics platform.

The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 11, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 320. The Open Minds Institute for Behavioral Health and Informatics conference is a leading industry-wide gathering of public and private system executives, academic researchers, clinical professionals, policymakers, and administrators devoted to exploring the future of the application of information and information technology in the behavioral health and social service field. Some of the topics set to be covered at this year’s event include emerging technologies, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the influence of the Internet and social marketing on behavioral healthcare.

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.