The Sixth Annual Robert H Smith School of Business – IBM Business Analytics Workshop, “Leveraging the Power of Analytics for Behavioral Health”

November 17, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Contact Info: 
Dakia Adams
College Park
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Behavioral healthcare challenges in the U.S. have increased
dramatically to the point of reaching what some have characterized as a state
of crisis.  The National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that approximately 1 in every 5 adults in US –
48.5 million – experiences some form of mental illness in a given year.  In the past decade, addiction to opioids has
assumed center stage in policy discussions. 
Substance abuse is ravaging many communities and suicide rates have seen
a dramatic rise. Yet, the resources dedicated to behavioral health have lagged
those devoted to other types of health conditions. 

This situation suggests a strong need for an evidence-based
approach to making decisions that can exploit the power of information
technologies and analytics to more effectively address behavioral health in the
U.S. This workshop brings together thought leaders from the Robert H Smith
School of Business, IBM and the Federal Government to provide perspectives on
the application of advanced analytics to the behavioral healthcare challenge.  The presentations will analyze relevant
behavioral healthcare data, identify problem areas and shortcomings and also present
solutions  where analytics and cognitive
computing can be integrated with aggregated multi-sourced data to deliver
improved healthcare.  A panel discussion
will seek to identify synergies across the various perspectives provided by the