Behavioral health experts share their perspectives on the current state of integrated care and its prospects for the future

On July 20th, Cantata Health Solutions President and CEO, Alan Tillinghast, participated as a panelist in a webinar titled “Working Beyond the Sectors to Achieve Integrated Care.”

The HIMSS New York State Chapter hosted the event to discuss how behavioral health and physical health can work together to achieve true whole-person care.

The 90-minute conversation featured expert panelists from the public and private sectors who shared their perspectives and experiences with integrating care and what is happening on the ground. Panelist Dr. Jorge R Petit, CEO at Services for the UnderServed, said, “For me, integration is about breaking down the silos and the fragmentation that currently exists in our system, and to really think about how we create an integrated delivery service continuum that really meets the needs of individuals where they are at.”



Alan Tillinghast shared Cantata’s experience of working collaboratively with behavioral health and acute care providers to address the challenges of providing coordinated, patient-centered care.

“When you look at the integration of primary care, it’s critically important, especially in highly regulated states like Ohio, New York, and California, where program licensing models result in silos of care,” said Tillinghast. “When somebody receives services at an Opioid Treatment Program, a mental health clinic, and primary care agency, these organizations must be talking to each other to deliver on the promise of whole patient care.”

The webinar was well-received by participants and provided valuable insights into how to create successful models of care integration. Anthony M. Ferrante, President of the NYS Chapter of HIMSS, said, “We were thrilled to have Alan Tillinghast, CEO of Cantata Health Solutions, as a panelist on our webinar. His expertise in behavioral health and human services was a welcomed addition to our discussion. Alan provided invaluable insight into the current and future state of this sector.”

To watch the entire webinar, please visit the HIMSS New York State YouTube channel:

About HIMSS New York State
The HIMSS New York State Chapter hosted the event to discuss how behavioral health and physical healthcare can work together on whole-person care and unravel the work being done to join these two worlds together. For more about the HIMSS NYS Chapter and membership information, visit:

About Alan Tillinghast
Alan Tillinghast is the CEO of Cantata Health Solutions and has worked in the healthcare technology field for more than 30 years for both vendors and providers. Prior to his joining Cantata Health Solutions, Alan was the Chief Strategy and Information Officer for Samaritan Daytop Village, one of New York’s largest health and human services providers. During his seven years at Samaritan, the organization experienced significant growth, and one of the major contributors to that growth was the organization’s extensive use of technology. Learn more about Alan Tillinghast here:

About Cantata Health Solutions
Cantata Health Solutions delivers award-winning software, purpose-built to improve the health of acute, post-acute, and behavioral health facilities and their patients. Cantata’s Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), financial management, and Electronic Health Record (EHR) software are highly configurable to meet the unique needs of each facility or healthcare system, providing staff and administrators with greater visibility into patient care across the continuum of care, improving back-office operations and clinical efficiency, ensuring predictable financial outcomes, and enhancing revenue recovery. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, their team of experts provides exceptionally attentive service and support. For more information about Cantata Health Solutions and Arize EHR, visit:

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