NHS Human Services to Host National Symposium on Quality and Compliance

Former U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy among featured speaker sharing best practices

PHILADELPHIA – NHS Human Services sponsored the first National Symposium on Quality and Compliance at the NHS Training Center in Blue Bell, PA on Monday, June 9, 2014 and Tuesday, June 10, 2014. During the two-day symposium, health care professionals discussed topics such as aligning incentives for quality and compliance, adapting quality improvement programs, and overcoming organizational and governance barriers to integration.

Among those who attended was co-founder of One Mind and the Kennedy Forum, the Honorable Patrick Kennedy, a former US Congressman. The event served as an educational forum to illustrate an integrated approach to the quality of patient/member care and compliance to enhance both patient care and financial integrity.

During his presentation, Kennedy outlined the challenges that lie ahead in the implementation and enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which he co-sponsored while a member of Congress representing the 1st District of Rhode Island.  He discussed the need to ensure coordination of care, the importance of robust, integrated health information technology, and the roles that must be played by payers, providers, consumers, regulators, and the courts in creating the health care system of the rapidly approaching future.

Senator M. Joseph Rocks (center), Chairman and CEO of NHS Human Services, is presented a plaque by Dr. Mark Pastin (right), CEO of Health Ethics Trust, in recognition of his service to NHS. The Honorable Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and co-founder of One Mind and Kennedy Forum (far left), was on-hand as the keynote speaker for NHS’ national symposium on quality and compliance in Blue Bell. The event served as an educational forum to illustrate an integrated approach to the quality of patient/member care and compliance to enhance both patient care and financial integrity.

Senator M. Joseph Rocks (center), Chairman and CEO of NHS Human Services, is presented a plaque by Dr. Mark Pastin (right), CEO of Health Ethics Trust, in recognition of his service to NHS. The Honorable Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and co-founder of One Mind and Kennedy Forum (far left), was on-hand as the keynote speaker for NHS’ national symposium on quality and compliance in Blue Bell. The event served as an educational forum to illustrate an integrated approach to the quality of patient/member care and compliance to enhance both patient care and financial integrity.

From left to right: Dr. Mark Pastin, CEO of Health Ethics Trust; The Honorable Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and co-founder of One Mind and Kennedy Forum; and Senator M. Joseph Rocks, Chairman and CEO of NHS Human Services. NHS hosted more than 60 healthcare professionals as part of NHS Human Services’ national symposium on quality and compliance in Blue Bell. The event served as an educational forum to illustrate an integrated approach to the quality of patient/member care and compliance to enhance both patient care and financial integrity.

From left to right: Dr. Mark Pastin, CEO of Health Ethics Trust; The Honorable Patrick Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and co-founder of One Mind and Kennedy Forum; and Senator M. Joseph Rocks, Chairman and CEO of NHS Human Services. NHS hosted more than 60 healthcare professionals as part of NHS Human Services’ national symposium on quality and compliance in Blue Bell. The event served as an educational       forum to illustrate an integrated approach to the quality of patient/member care and compliance to enhance both patient care and financial integrity.