Leveraging Data to Drive Better Outcomes

Data is becoming one of the biggest assets in healthcare and with the increase of tech (think wearables and telehealth) it’s on the rise. However, simply collecting patient data won’t impact outcomes. To improve outcomes, data must be analyzed, interpreted, and acted upon. Join us as our expert panel discusses how they utilize data to better the lives of their patients and how data helped them create a more efficient and productive practice.

Our Panelists:

  • Mark Attanasi, MBA, Executive Director at International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) 
  • Pete Nielsen, President and CEO at CCAPP
  • Jeffrey Quamme, MS, AADC, CCS, Executive Director at Connecticut Certification Board
  • Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Optometrist, Co-Founder Dr. Contact Lens, Co-Founder TechifEYE
  • Nikhil Parwal, Business Head, Healthcare 

Key Points of Discussion:

  • Using data to pivot from treatment to prevention
  • Translating data to improve outcomes
  • Enhancing operational efficiency with data
  • Adopting tech to generate and analyze data

About Our Panelist

Mark Attanasi

Mark Attanasi, MBA

Executive Director at International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) 

Mark Attanasi has over 22 years’ experience in the non-profit field and holds a Master Business Administration Degree, with emphasis on general management. After completing a 12-month addiction treatment program he decided to help young adolescents with their addictions and entered the field of behavioral health in the year 2000.  He currently has 24 years in recovery.
Throughout his 22 plus years Mark was able to work at every level of care from Medical Detox, Outpatient, Drug Court, and adolescent residential treatment. Though he started out as a counselor his managerial experience pushed him toward leadership roles. He contributes his success of turning around struggling non-profit treatment programs to his entrepreneurial up bringing.  
Mark is currently the executive director of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).  IC&RC protects the public by producing “Competency Based” for substance use disorder professionals.

Pete Nielsen

Pete Nielsen

President and CEO at CCAPP

 Pete Nielsen is the Chief Executive Officer for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), CCAPP Credentialing, CCAPP Education Institute and the Behavioral Health Association of Providers (BHAP). CCAPP is the largest statewide consortium of addiction programs and professionals, and the only one representing all modalities of substance use disorder treatment programs. BHAP is the leading and unifying voice of addiction-focused treatment programs nationally. Mr. Nielsen has worked in the substance use disorders field for 20 years.
He is the secretary of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, and on the publisher for Counselor magazine. Mr. Nielsen holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Jeffrey Quamme

Jeffrey Quamme, MS, AADC, CCS 

Executive Director at Connecticut Certification Board

In addition to his role as Executive Director of the Connecticut Certification Board, Jeffrey Quamme is an author, podcaster and nationally recognized trainer with his favorite topics being ethics, emotional intelligence, and addressing the credibility issues facing the SUD prevention/treatment/recovery industry.  His unique presentation style engages adult learners into the process and his antagonistic view of the status quo encourages participants to think critically. He hosts a twice monthly podcast (scopeofpractice.podbean.com) and is a frequent contributor to Counselor Magazine. He is an internationally certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor and Clinical Supervisor, and has national certifications as a Nonprofit Executive and Nonprofit Consultant.

Brianna Rhue

Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Optometrist, Co-Founder Dr. Contact Lens, Co-Founder TechifEYE

Optometrist, Co-Founder Dr. Contact Lens, Co-Founder TechifEYE

Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO, a board-certified optometric physician, brings her expertise in diagnosing and managing ocular diseases to West Broward Eyecare Associates in Tamarac, Florida. Among her specialties are myopia control (orthokeratology), management of keratoconus, diabetic eye care, and treatments for glaucoma and diseases of the cornea. She is a nationally recognized leader in Myopia Management, lecturing extensively throughout the year, and is currently a key principal investigator in the study of myopia management.
Dr. Rhue earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson before earning her Doctorate of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Broward County, Florida. She completed residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida

Nikhil Parwal

Nikhil Parwal

Business Head, Healthcare 

Nikhil Parwal is the Business Head of the healthcare for LeadSquared, Inc. He contributes a vast base of knowledge in the CRM and healthcare software industry, which is seen throughout our relationships with clients. He has an acute ability to see growth opportunities in client driven customisations and services. Nikhil is always anticipating how LeadSquared can create a better, more efficient product to promote customer success. 

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