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For over thirty years, OPEN MINDS has been singularly focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving complex consumers. Click to learn more about our specific expertise and experience in your market.

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Our team's unique expertise and C-Level experience differentiates OPEN MINDS from others in the field. Click to learn how our award-winning services and solutions can support your organization's goals.



OPEN MINDS is a national leader in market intelligence and management best practices focused on organizations serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex needs. Our unique approach is based on focus and synergy:

First, we stay exclusively focused on a very specific set of domains in the health and human service field - mental health, addiction treatment, chronic disease management, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, disability supports and long-term care, children's services, juvenile justice, corrections health care, and social services. We have deep knowledge of these market areas - and the $860 billion in spending in each.

Second, our unique structure and variety of services fosters a unique synergy between market intelligence and tradecraft. Our team is research-based at its core – with 40+ team members dedicated to tracking every market development, government contract, legislative change, payer, and provider organization in the field. We combine this wealth of market research with a national team of seasoned executives, subject matter experts, and strategic analysts with 'on-the-ground' management experience to provide real-world insights and solutions to the organizations we support.

For over three decades, OPEN MINDS has been the 'bridge to business success' for thousands of organizations in health and human services. We understand and interpret the implications of changing policy and changing science - and how to navigate and leverage those changes for organizational sustainability and success. Learn more about how we can help your organization by using the buttons below:

The Latest From OPEN MINDS

  • Ready For Risk? How Would Your Team Answer That Question?
    By Sarah C. Threnhauser, MPA 05/21/2019


    Is your organization ready for a contract with down-side financial risk? Perhaps a bundled rate? A care coordination contract paid on a per-member per month basis? A six-month case rate for residential services? Only 25% of executives answered “yes” (sort of) to that question in recent survey led by the Jefferson College of Population Health and conducted by Numerof & Associates (see 25% Of Health Care Provider Organizations Ready To Take On Risk-Based Contracts). Only 4% are "completely" ready, and only 21% are "very" ready. What I also found interesting was that 64% claim to be "somewhat" or "moderately" ready—and in my mind, that means they aren't really ready at all. The same survey of physician group executives or vice presidents, as well as individuals working in U.S. provider organizations including health care systems, hospitals,…
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