Bridging Interoperability Gaps Between Acute and Behavioral Health

In this episode, Todd Rowland, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Motiv Health, sits down with Dennis (Denny) Morrison, PhD, Owner of Morrison Consulting, to explore the intersection of psychology, healthcare IT, and behavioral healthcare. Denny shares his insights on how his background has equipped him to lead behavioral healthcare facilities and orchestrate mergers of large networks, shedding light on effective strategies for addressing the opioid crisis. Listeners will gain valuable examples of leveraging technology to promote best practices in reducing opioid use and misuse within healthcare systems. Denny highlights the importance of understanding substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health, particularly for non-behavioral health providers, emphasizing the need for comprehensive approaches to opioid use. The conversation delves into the critical role of partnerships in driving innovative solutions, emphasizing the synergy between people, process, and technology in tackling the opioid crisis. By fostering collaborative relationships, healthcare providers and systems can enhance their ability to address the multifaceted challenges of substance use disorders. 


Dennis (Denny) Morrison, PhD

Owner, Morrison Consulting


Todd Rowland, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Motiv Health

Member of the CHIME OTF’s Promoting Leading Practices subcommittee

What you’ll learn about:

– How Dennis (Denny) Morrison, PhD has leveraged his background in psychology and healthcare IT to lead behavioral healthcare facilities and mergers of large networks.

– How healthcare providers and systems, can effectively use technology to promote best practices to reduce opioid use and misuse.

– What all non-behavioral health providers should know about the world of substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health as it relates to opioid use.

– How critical partnerships can help to improve the innovative use of people, process, and technology to address the opioid crisis.


The CHIME Opioid Task Force (OTF) was launched in early 2018 with a simple mission: to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic using the knowledge and expertise of the nation’s healthcare IT leaders. While our mission is simple, achieving it is not. Opioid addiction is a complex disease that requires long-term, if not lifetime, care from well-informed clinicians who are supported with easy-to-use and reliable tools.


CHIME Opioid Action Center

710 Avis Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: 1.734.665.0000


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