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Centerstone Research Institute to Present at Quality of Behavioral Healthcare Conference

Dr. Thomas Doub, Casey Bennett, MA, to discuss predictive modeling and how to connect research and practice in behavioral healthcare

Bloomington, Ind. and Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a unique notfor-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research and information technology, today announced that two of its staff members will be speaking at a national conference titled, The Quality of Behavioral Healthcare: A Drive for Change Through Research. The meeting, organized by the University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences (BCS), will bring together mental health and addictions researchers to discuss and develop a collaborative research agenda to improve the quality of behavioral healthcare. The conference will be held April 13-14, 2010, at Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Dr. Thomas Doub, Chief Operating Officer of CRI, and Casey Bennett, MA, Data Architect in CRI’s Department of Informatics, will give a presentation titled, “Predictive Modeling to Select Optimal Clinical Practices: Connecting Research and Practice in Behavioral Healthcare.” In the presentation, they will discuss data mining – the process of discovering patterns in data – and how these patterns can be applied through predictive modeling to answer questions including what behavioral health treatment will result in the best outcome, and how staff should be scheduled for maximum efficiency. Doub and Bennett will describe how collection of modeling data in an electronic health record (EHR) can provide useable, actionable information for clinicians, by forming the backbone of a clinical decision support system that is driven by live data based on actual rather than theoretical populations.

The presentation, which is part of Concurrent Session 14 on Effectiveness Research, will be held on Wednesday, April 14, from 1:00 to 2:45 p.m. in Harbor Room A.

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.