Technology and Compliance Leadership in Mental Health: June Noto
It isn't often enough that Kristin gets to talk tech with a powerhouse female in healthcare. Joining her on this show is June Noto discussing her career and how technology and compliance has and continues to shift in mental health and addiction services.June Ann Noto is the Vice President of Information Technology, Human Resources and Administrative Services at the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA). For the past 20 years, Ms. Noto has directed the Community Information Technology Project, which is a joint public/private venture of NJAMHAA and the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), providing technology leadership, advocacy and support to more than 200 human services organizations.Before joining NJAMHAA, Ms. Noto was the Director of Information Management at CPC Behavioral Healthcare, (Eatontown, NJ). Prior to starting her career in the not-for-profit arena, she held several technical positions for companies such as McGraw-Hill, Fairchild Publishing and Royal Doulton. With a diverse information technology (IT) background spanning more than 40 years, Ms. Noto has a record of leadership and achievement in automating business processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs and improve outcomes, while aligning the technology vision to the strategic plan and mission of the organization. Most recently working on implementing electronic health record collaborations in NJ and focusing on compliance issues related to cyber security, HIPAA and 42CFR Part II, Ms. Noto participates with several workgroups and committees and hosts numerous conferences and educational opportunities as a part of the IT Project offerings.She has participated on the Office of the National Coordinator’s Communities of Practice, Specialty Practice Workgroup, and had been appointed as a NJ Health IT Champion by the NJ Health Information Commission. Ms. Noto was the first to implement a behavioral health electronic records collaborative in New Jersey, as well as implement the nation’s first statewide behavioral health benchmarking initiative in New Jersey. She was involved in gaining provider buy-in on the Decision Support 2000+ initiative and became a voting member for the HL7 Standards for the Behavioral Healthcare Profiles committee convened by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Mental Health Services. Ms. Noto has presented at several conferences hosted by the Center for Mental Health Services, the Coalition of Mental Health Consumer Organizations, the New Jersey Association of Community Providers, ASAH Private School Association, the NJ Primary Care Association, the NJ Center for Non-Profits and NJAMHAA on topics of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), IT planning, security, business continuity, Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud computing, and Cyber Security.Ms. Noto has authored articles for Mental Health Weekly, Behavioral Healthcare magazine, NJAMHAA News and the IT Project’s quarterly newsletter, Bits a Bytes.