Join us in a previously recorded interview with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health Deputy Director of Medical Affairs, Robert Bank, MD, in discussing the department’s adoption of long-acting injectables and the alert system built into their EMR system.
Tune into this thought provoking conversation peering into Dr. Bank’s insight and recommendations.
Robert L. Bank, M.D., Deputy Director of Medical Affairs, South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Dr. Robert Bank graduated from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and completed his internship, psychiatric residency and research fellowship, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He served nine years of active duty in the Army Medical Corps, as Chief of Outpatient Services while stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and Ft. Gordon, Georgia. Dr. Bank left the military in 1982 and began his work with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as Chief of Outpatient Services and Psychiatric Training Director at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute. In subsequent years, he served as medical director for programs at Palmetto Richland Hospital, Three Rivers Behavioral Health, United Behavioral Health and Columbia Area Mental Health Center.
In 2006, Dr. Bank became Executive Director for Columbia Area Mental Health Center, and assumed a dual role as Deputy Director for Medical Affairs at SCDMH in 2008. He left his role as Center Director in 2018 to focus full-time on his duties as Deputy Director of Medical Affairs at SCDMH.
Dr. Bank is a Clinical Professor for the USC School of Medicine Department of Neuropsychiatry. He has served as President of the SC Psychiatric Association and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is Board Certified in adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Paul M. Duck, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
Paul M. Duck brings over 25 years of experience in leadership and management focusing on managed care, health information technology organizations, strategy, business development, and market expansion, and customer experience optimization to the OPEN MINDS team.
Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Duck served as the Vice President, Strategy & Development at Beacon Health Options. In this role, Mr. Duck led the organization’s strategy and business development efforts – responsible for a 30% increase in net revenue and initiated over $1 billion in revenue generation. Mr. Duck was active in national behavioral health initiatives as an executive of Beacon Health Options, including participating as a speaker at national and state association meetings.
Before joining Beacon Health Options, Mr. Duck was the Vice President of Business Development at Netsmart Technologies. During his tenure, Mr. Duck was responsible for business planning, including, the oversight of strategic activities including acquisitions, development, and execution of strategic initiatives, and positioning, and sales of large strategic customers. He also led the rollout of the company’s benchmarking and data analytics product suite.
Prior to Netsmart, Mr. Duck served as the Chief Executive Officer for Coastal Orthopedics and Pain Management, a large group practice with five clinic locations and two ambulatory surgical centers. As the organization’s chief executive officer, Mr. Duck was responsible for significant positive changes in leadership and corporate culture, financial and operational performance, compliance, and governance. Mr. Duck improved net collections by over $1 million per month and grew the practice through negotiating better contract rates with payers. He also implemented an organizational rebranding initiative and launched a new marketing campaign.
Prior to Coastal Orthopedics and Pain Management, Mr. Duck served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Florida Radiology Imaging, one of the largest outpatient diagnostic imaging service companies serving the greater Orlando market. During his tenure, Mr. Duck led the construction of three new, full modality, diagnostic imaging locations. Mr. Duck revolutionized the company’s culture by creating a highly attractive and functional work environment.
Mr. Duck earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Engineering Technology from the Electronic Technology Institute. Mr. Duck received an award by Inc Magazine for leading Florida Radiology Imaging as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Mr. Duck recently served as a contributing author to the book The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America.