PSQH: The Podcast Episode 19 – Providing Behavioral Health Services During a Pandemic

On episode 19 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Nishi Rawat, senior vice president, Appriss Health and co-founder of Openbeds, talks about the impact the pandemic has had on behavioral healthcare services.

Dr. Nishi Rawat is a physician and healthcare services researcher, trained in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, and is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an NIH-sponsored investigator who has won several awards at national meetings for her research and leadership awards from Johns Hopkins for her quality improvement activities. Rawat brings a wealth of healthcare knowledge, creativity, and vision to OpenBeds Inc. As a critical care physician, Rawat experienced the frustration of locating the proper care for her patients suffering from behavioral health conditions. That led to the development of OpenBeds(r), a software platform that improves transparency, communications, and ultimately care for behavioral health. In 2015, NIDA approached Rawat to partner to develop technology to service the opioid epidemic. OpenBeds®  is now implemented in hundreds of organizations and serves eight state governments. Given its success, OpenBeds Inc. was recently acquired by Appriss Inc. where Rawat now leads its strategy in the healthcare sector. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University.

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