Patrick Kennedy Joins Owl Insights as Strategic Advisor

Thursday, January 9, 2020 General News
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Healthcare Expert and Mental Health Advocate Brings Unique Expertise, Personal Story and Vision for National Reform

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Owl Insights, the leading provider of precision care management technology for behavioral health announced the appointment of Patrick Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum and One Mind, as a strategic advisor effective immediately.

"Patrick brings a personal perspective and deep understanding of the single biggest health care crisis in America, effective treatment for substance use and mental health disorders," said Eric Meier, chief executive officer of Owl Insights. "His desire to join us in our mission of supporting behavioral health providers to address patient access and improve clinical outcomes nationwide is met with tremendous gratitude."

Kennedy joins Owl Insights with 35 years of experience as a legislator, serving 16 years in Congress and then consulting on increasing the understanding and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders within the healthcare industry. While in Congress, he was the principal author of the federal law known as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. In 2013 he founded The Kennedy Forum, a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead a national dialogue on transforming mental health and addiction care delivery by uniting mental health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a common set of principles, including full implementation of the Federal Parity Law. And in the spring of 2017, Kennedy was appointed to serve on the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

"Owl Insights addresses a significant issue facing behavioral health providers, the ability to offer a personalized and effective approach to treatment," said Kennedy. "As a strategic advisor, I am excited to be part of the Owl Insights team and its data-driven approach to improving both access and the treatment experience for patients and their families seeking effective behavioral health care."

In 2015, Kennedy co-authored the New York Times Bestseller, "A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction." His expertise and transparency around behavioral health concerns make him a unique contributor to the Owl Insights mission.

For more information on Owl Insights Precision Care Management Platform for Behavioral Health, visit http://www.owlinsights.com.

About Owl Insights Owl Insights, Inc., is the leading provider of precision care management technology for behavioral health (BH). Through its advanced platform, affectionately termed "The Owl," the company offers a scalable strategy to integrate measurement-based care and clinical analytics into existing BH treatment workflows covering all major behavioral health conditions. Owl Insights supports health systems and independent BH organizations nationwide to expand access, improve quality care delivery, better manage costs and support the preparation for value-based care. For more information, visit http://www.owlinsights.com.

 

SOURCE Owl Insights Inc.



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