Magellan Health Services Expert to Speak on Behavioral Health Treatment Outcomes Initiative at Industry Conference.FARMINGTON, Conn. -- Magellan Health Services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract , the nation's leading manager of behavioral health Behavioral health was first used in the 1980's to name the combination of the fields mental health and substance abuse. As an example, an organization serving both mental health and substance abuse clients might refer to its practice as behavioral health or care, announced today that Joann Albright, Ph.D., senior vice president of quality and outcomes, will deliver a presentation on the company's behavioral health treatment outcomes strategy on July 12, 2004, at the second annual Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Advancing Excellence from Discovery to Delivery."
Titled "Predicting Treatment Outcomes: Using Research and Partnership to Implement Evidence-Based Predictive Modeling," Albright's presentation will focus on Magellan's treatment outcomes initiative, developed in collaboration with behavioral health practitioners and customer organizations. Citing preliminary findings, Albright will discuss predictive modeling and how it is used to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of mental health treatment, along with the challenges and rewards of translating research into practice using information technology and evidence-based care evidence-based care,
n a philosophy of treatment that relies on up-to-date, germane research as its foundation. .
This year's TRIP conference will take place in Washington, D.C., from July 12 to 14, 2004. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,
n.pr formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, this agency researches the quality of medical care and health services. , with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an operating division of the Health and Human Services Department (HHS), was established in 1992 by the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Reorganization Act (Pub. L. No. 102-321). , the National Institute of Mental Health The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the federal government of the United States and the largest research organization in the world specializing in mental illness. and the National Institute on Drug Abuse The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a United States federal-government research institute whose mission is to "lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. , the annual TRIP conference examines current challenges to translating research into practice and promotes the sharing of innovative tools and models for applying research to clinical practice and health policy.
Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., Magellan Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:MGLN) is the country's leading managed behavioral health care organization. The company specializes in managed mental health and substance abuse services as well as employee assistance/work-life programs. Its customers include health plans, corporations and government agencies.