SOURCE: Synensis, LLC

March 18, 2015 04:00 ET

Synensis CEO to Address Academy of Organizational & Occupational Psychiatry

Stephen Powell, CEO and President of Synensis, Will Present, "Building Teams in a Rapidly Changing Environment," at the 26th Annual AOOP Meeting, Saturday, April 25, at the University Club of Chicago

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - Stephen Powell, the chief executive officer and president of Synensis, will present, "Building Teams in a Rapidly Changing Environment," at the annual meeting of the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry (AOOP) on Saturday, April 25 at the University Club of Chicago. The focus of this year's meeting is "The Disrupted Workplace: Technology, Work, and Mental Health."

Powell, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of healthcare improvement, patient safety, and patient-centered care, will provide guidance on team training, which includes a special focus on patient observation, the debriefing of team performance, and the metrics that help monitor performance effectiveness in rapidly changing environments.

Powell will also address the adoption of an organization-wide culture of safety, how healthcare leadership can affect change, improved staff communication skills, the importance of effective team structures and leadership, situational awareness, effective decision making, and fatigue management within a higher tech work environment.

"I am honored to have been selected to present with such an experienced faculty at this year's meeting," said Powell, who has been providing healthcare consulting for more than a decade. "The desire to improve teamwork and communication skills in rapidly changing environments is more important than ever especially with new technology, and I am eager to weigh in on this crucial subject."

The Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry promotes the application of psychiatric principles and practices in the workplace to improve leadership, group interaction, and employee health and performance. Its mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of psychiatrists who specialize in organizational and occupational psychiatry through collaboration and education.

The three-day event begins on Friday, April 24, in Chicago and continues through Sunday, April 26. For more information on the AOOP annual meeting and its presenters, please visit

About Synensis

Synensis is committed to helping healthcare organizations worldwide achieve zero preventable harm, and has supported more than 500 hospitals across the world in measuring, analyzing, and improving patient safety, and reducing costs. Synensis offers a suite of processes and services that help organizations understand and apply safety culture results by integrating patient safety with both formal and informal learning to reduce preventable harm, improve quality, and increase operating margins.

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