Microsoft & CoCentrix to Lead Discussion on Using “Big Data” & Cloud Computing to Optimize Behavioral Health & Human Service Organizations

Expert Panel Keynote Will Close Opening Day of 2012 Technology & Informatics Institute

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Applying “big data” in the health and human service field is the focus of a cutting-edge keynote session scheduled to close day one of the on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012. This highly-anticipated panel session, led by industry thought leaders at Microsoft Systems, CoCentrix, and , will explore how big data and cloud computing can be utilized to lower costs and ensure interoperability within a structure of care coordination and case management.

“The health and human service field has a great deficit in tools that facilitate standardized practices and better decision support,” said Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “But, until recently, these tools were neither easy to use on a large scale nor cost effective. The growing use of cloud computing has made analysis of large data sets and improved decision support a reality in many systems. This session will be an eye-opener for industry executives nationwide.”

“ which will include perspectives from leading payer and provider organizations currently using “big data,” will also examine how the powerful technology combination is being used nationwide to improve consumer care through facilitation of case manager decision support – providing cost efficiency, risk management, and data protection.

“The need to coordinate care across agencies and providers has never been greater,” said Leigh Orlov, President of CoCentrix, Inc. “As the amount of data continues to grow at such incredible rates, leveraging the cloud provides the most cost effective and secure means to utilize this data to improve the quality of care and reduce costs.”

The 2012 Technology and Informatics Institute will be held on October 17-18, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. More information can be found online at: .

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