Neal Ryan, M.D. Heads New Leadership Team at Askesis Development Group

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Askesis Development Group and its EHR, PsychConsult® Provider, have long been major players in the specialized world of electronic health records serving the behavioral health market segment. And, under its recently appointed President, Neal D. Ryan, M.D., Askesis continues to chart a course toward market leadership.

A noted child and adolescent psychiatrist and long-time Askesis board member, Dr. Ryan brings extensive experience to his role, having served as director of informatics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Western Psychiatric Institute, director of education for the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry, and most recently, as director of UPMC’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Before earning his M.D. from Yale and completing his psychiatry training at Columbia, he earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Ryan stated that PsychConsult® Provider continues to play a vital role supporting providers who deliver specialty behavioral health care in settings that include psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, community mental health centers, and substance abuse treatment programs. “The specialty of behavioral health is different enough from medical/surgical health care that for many users, a specialized EHR is essential to meet their needs,” said Dr. Ryan, noting that Askesis’ parent company, UPMC, remains strongly committed to the behavioral health industry.
Dr. Ryan said that under his leadership, Askesis plans a series of product enhancements that will keep PsychConsult® and its users at the forefront of the industry and technology.  

Askesis Development Group provides state-of-the-art software solutions for service delivery and business management excellence in health and human service organizations. A leader in strategy and innovation, Askesis is the preferred technology partner for maximizing organizational performance, improving clinical operation efficiency, optimizing revenue cycle management, facilitating care coordination, and promoting consumer engagement.

Askesis supports its provider organization partners through the continuous development and implementation of strategic technology solutions that ensure organizational sustainability and long-term success. Learn more about Askesis and its flagship electronic health record software application, PsychConsult® Provider, at www.askesis.com.

CONTACT: Stacey Cotton
         Director of Sales & Marketing
         Phone: 412-803-2070
         email: cottons@askesis.com

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