Dr. Jeff Bullard and Christie Lawrence to speak on behavioral health integration at the STFM Conference on Practice Improvement

DALLAS, TX – November 16, 2015 – Dr. Jeffrey (Jeff) Bullard, MD, CEO of Vault, and Christie Lawrence, Vice President of Business Development for KPN Health, will speak on behavioral health integration at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Practice Improvement being held in Dallas on December 3rd – 6th, 2015.

Dr. Bullard and Ms. Lawrence’s presentation, Tackling the Challenges of Behavioral Health Integration, will highlight challenges in achieving meaningful behavioral health integration in primary care practices.  Their presentation will focus on identifying:  1) unrecognized mental health patients; 2) the high cost of care for patients with co-morbid conditions; 3) the use of health IT to facilitate integration; 4) the current spectrum of integration models; and, 5) some best practices in behavioral health integration.

The Conference on Practice Improvement provides a forum for sharing examples of redesign from private practice, academic practice, and public clinics. The conference allows participants to learn from others and to share their knowledge and experiences in the following areas:

  • Practice leadership management
  • Practice transformation and new models of care
  • Team-based care
  • Population health
  • Patient engagement
  • Innovative technology
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Access
  • Care coordination and care management
  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement
  • Billing and coding
  • Models of payment

For more information about the STFM Conference on Practice Improvement, see

About KPN Health:
KPN Health is a premier healthcare services and solutions firm that assists and leads healthcare providers to achieve cultural transformation and sustainable, targeted clinical outcomes and financial results. KPN Health uses its data extraction and aggregation, data analytics, population health / care management and PQRS reporting expertise to help clients succeed in their value-based or risk-based contracts. KPN has extensive practice management, hospital, ACO, IPA, and clinical integration expertise, and it is committed to helping providers thrive in an ever changing healthcare environment. 


KPN Optimize™ incorporates 1) a robust Point of Care Report clinical decision support tool with Medication Fulfillment that empowers physicians and staff with patient specific information for individual patient care; 2) Measure/Metric based Quality Metrics/Measure Performance Modules for dynamic quality performance assessment and measurement; and, 3) Population and Chronic Disease Management Modules. For more information, please visit   www.kpnhealth.com


Christie Lawrence
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