Dr. Dennis Morrison to Speak at Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers Meeting

Centerstone Research Institute CEO to lead discussion on how cost effectiveness data will shape the future of behavioral healthcare

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 its CEO, Dr. Dennis Morrison, will speak at the annual meeting of the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers (ICCMHC). The event will be held Thursday, February 11, 2010, at University Place Hotel and Conference Center – IUPUI, 850 W. Michigan Street, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Dr. Morrison will give a presentation, titled “Informatics, Effectiveness & Cost: How Cost Effectiveness Data Will Shape the Future of the Behavioral Health Field,” from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 132. He will discuss how the use of innovative strategies, combined with evidence-based practices, practice-based evidence and consumer input, can work together to improve community mental health care in an increasingly electronic environment. The session aims to give participants new insights into the future delivery of care within the community mental health environment.

The three-day ICCMHC event will welcome more than 100 attendees, including CEOs and executives from community mental health centers throughout Indiana. ICCMHC is a nonprofit, professional trade association with 29 community-based mental health provider members across Indiana. It promotes comprehensive and accessible community mental health care services for all citizens in Indiana through public policy advocacy, member services, conferences, education, training and community relations.

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.