SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, is proud to announce that Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, will be presenting at the "Intersection of Science, Treatment and Policy" conference. The presentation, hosted by the New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM), will be given at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
The presentation by Dr. Sharma will explore how research studies have demonstrated that there is enormous variation in the quality of substance abuse and mental health care in the U.S. There are significant gaps between clinical practice and evidence-based treatment as well as a wide variation in other clinical processes of care. Measurement-based care (MBC) can be defined as the practice of basing patient care on data collected throughout treatment.
MBC is considered a core component of numerous evidence-based practices, has transtheoretical and transdiagnostic relevance with broad reach across clinical settings, provides insight into treatment progress, highlights ongoing treatment targets, reduces symptom deterioration and improves patient outcomes. There are many different models of MBC, but each share common features of measurement, diagnosis and intervention. The empirical support for MBC use will be reviewed along with guidance for successful implementation of MBC.
Dr. Tonmoy Sharma has been recognized with numerous awards, honors and grants for his work in advancing mental health and its treatment in the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia. He is a prolific researcher and scientist as well as the author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and five books on schizophrenia and mental illness. Dr. Sharma has served on numerous editorial boards, acted as peer reviewer for 14 international medical journals, and has been on various advisory boards governing the development of antipsychotics. He currently co-hosts KABC 790 AM's "In Your Right Mind," a cutting-edge, weekly radio show that covers various topics on the latest headlines in behavioral health.
Sovereign Health currently operates nine treatment facilities in five states: California, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Utah. Each facility is licensed in accordance with the regulations of the state where the facility is located. Sovereign facilities have been awarded Gold Seal accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation available in the behavioral health field.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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