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SYMETRIA HEALTH® CEO CHRIS HASSAN FEATURED AS GUEST SPEAKER IN EXECUTIVE WEB BRIEFING

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June 27, 2019

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SYMETRIA HEALTH® CEO CHRIS HASSAN FEATURED AS GUEST SPEAKER IN EXECUTIVE WEB BRIEFING — HIDDEN IMPACTS: THE  PIOIOD CRISIS & ITS TOLL ON ADULTS, CHILDREN & FAMILIES, PAIN MANAGEMENT, & PALLIATIVE CARE

June 26 Online Panel Discussion Was Sponsored By Netsmart, Hosted By OPEN MINDS

CHICAGO, Thursday, June 27, 2019 – The faces of the hidden impacts of the opioid crisis, their untold stories, and lack of representation beg the questions, “How can the providers who have sought to represent these underserved populations best support them? Do the tools and workflows at their disposal enable or hinder their care delivery? How can provider organizations operationalize support for these populations?”

On Wednesday, June 26, Chris Hassan, President and CEO of Symetria Health; Jennifer Hancock, President and CEO of Volunteers of America of Mid-States; Chuck Klein, Director of Medication Management at Netsmart; and Billie Whitehurst, General Manager of Homecare at Netsmart participated in a web briefing hosted by OPEN MINDS, and sponsored by Netsmart. Moderated by Netsmart’s Chief Nursing Officer, Mary Gannon, the speakers discussed the impacts of the opioid crisis on several human services and post-acute communities, in the presentation titled Hidden Impacts: The Opioid Crisis & Its Toll On Adults, Children & Families, Pain Management, & Palliative Care.

Attendees also learned about the tools and workflows that enable service delivery in these areas and explored case studies from provider organizations currently navigating these scenarios. Key takeaways were: learning ways human services and post-acute organizations are addressing opioid use head-on; discovering real-life examples of the hidden impacts of the opioid crisis from human services and post-acute experts; understanding how to leverage technology to assist individuals with opioid addiction or to identify those who may be at risk; and determining the best way to utilize technology to ensure guidelines are followed.

A recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides is available to the public at: https://www.openminds.com/market-intelligence/resources/hidden-impacts-the-opioid-crisis-its-toll-on-adults-children-families-pain-management-palliative-care/

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About Symetria Health

Symetria Health® is an innovative behavioral health company focused on improving substance abuse treatment outcomes and strengthening communities by increasing awareness, advocacy and implementing best practices in the coordination of patient care.

About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and personalize, so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they need it.

For 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 1,700 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative.

Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads BlogLinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.

ABOUT OPEN MINDS

OPEN MINDS is an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the domains of health and human services serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change – helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to succeed in an evolving market with new reimbursement, competition, policies and regulations. Learn more at www.openminds.com.

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