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Past Executive Summits

OPEN MINDS' executive summits are the go-to source for management best practices and strategy development for executives serving complex consumers. Content for all of our one-day executive summits is carefully curated to give executives all the information they need to tackle new business challenges, improve decisionmaking, and maximize organizational profitability. Learn about the field-tested practices and new cutting-edge models that your team needs to be successful – from the executives who have already made it work for their organization

The OPEN MINDS Consumer Engagement Technologies Summit
October 22, 2018 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Can health and human service organizations have a great consumer experience that does not have a digital component? Increasingly, the answer to that question is “no.” Even for the most personal of experiences (dating, banking, shopping, etc.), Americans now expect convenient tech-enabled solutions for all of their activities. As consumers’ adoption of digital technology in their health service continuum increases, the demand for, and sustainability of, traditional models of service delivery will decrease. Executives need a proactive plan to integrate these new digital technologies into their service system—to both increase consumer preference for their services and decrease service cost. This summit will review the emerging trends in consumer treatment technologies, explore the new digital treatment options, and discuss how executives of provider organizations can incorporate new technologies into their strategy.

  • Deb Adler, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

The 2018 OPEN MINDS Mergers, Acquisitions, & Affiliations Summit: Best Practices For Non-Profit Health & Human Service Organizations – A Centerstone & OPEN MINDS Collaboration
September 21, 2018 | Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Giving executives the strategies and tools they need to overcome the challenges of making mergers and acquisitions work – selecting the right organizations, the M&A process, developing governance and management structures for a newly-merged organization, and the challenges of managing a bigger and more diverse organization. Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more common in the health and human service space. There was a 13% increase in M&A from 2016 to 2017, and we are expecting 2018 to surpass that number as more healthcare executives identify M&A as their primary growth strategy. With this strategy taking hold and growing in popularity, there is an increased need among leaders and executives to navigate the process. That is why we developed the Mergers, Acquisitions & Affiliations Summit. This summit will be the go-to event for leaders in need of strategies, guidance and tools to be successful.

The OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit
August 17, 2018 | Long Beach, California

The market landscape for organizations serving children is changing. The prevalence of autism and mental health problems are on the rise along with special education budgets. There is more managed care for children’s mental health and for children in the child welfare system. For children served by health plans, the child welfare system, and the juvenile justice system, community-based solutions are preferred and many payers are now shifting to pay-for-success and pay-for-performance models. At the same time, new organizations are entering the field offering consumers and payers new solutions and approaches. This shifting landscape has created strategic challenges for executives of traditional child-serving organizations. The sustainability challenge –Is my current business model sustainable for the long-term? The competitive challenge – Will new organizations with new solutions divert contracts and consumers from my organization? The new service line challenge – Can my organization successfully develop and launch new services that meet … Continued

  • Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Designing & Implementing Innovative Treatment Programs: An OPEN MINDS Executive Summit & Showcase
August 14, 2018 | Long Beach, California

The focus of the summit is on exploring successful innovative treatment programs for consumers with complex support needs. The day will kick off with an overview of the trends driving new innovation in the health and human service market and a review of OPEN MINDS’ strategic framework for designing and launching sustainable treatment programs. Additionally, the day will feature case study presentations on cutting-edge new clinical programs – including their design and keys to successful implementation and sustainability. The summit will conclude with a round table discussion on the strategic challenges to innovation for specialty provider organizations, which will feature all of the day’s case study presenters.

  • Annie Medina, MBA, ACNP-BC, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

The I/DD Executive Leadership Summit
June 4, 2018 | New Orleans, Louisiana

The only executive event helping intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) provider organizations evaluate, plan for, and overcome the management and business challenges of today’s turbulent marketplace. With two opportunities to attend throughout the year, this information-packed event will give your organization the strategies and tools you need to overcome the challenges of today’s changing marketplace.

  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans: An OPEN MINDS Executive Summit
February 14, 2018 | Clearwater Beach, Florida

The health and human service market is facing many new challenges – increased competition for care coordination contracts, more value-based reimbursement, and the changing role of technology. For provider organization executives, this market shift requires the development of new partnerships with health plans and new business models for sustainability. But the question many executives are asking themselves is: How? John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Jefferson Center for Mental Health and James Stewart, President & CEO, Grafton Integrated Health Network will explore the answer that question in this engaging summit designed to help executives understand the needs of payers, reframe the services of typical provider organizations into “solutions” for health plans, and build mutually beneficial partnerships with payers in their market.

  • John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, & Advisory Board Member, OPEN MINDS
  • James Stewart, President & CEO, Grafton Integrated Health Network

Re-Inventing Children’s Services: The Challenges & The Opportunities
February 15, 2017 | Clearwater Beach, Florida

The OPEN MINDS Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services Annual Summit is designed to provide executives of children’s services organizations with the tools, knowledge, and insights necessary to thrive in the ever-changing children’s services marketplace and the opportunity to work together to figure out how best to use them. This event will identify the challenges and opportunities faced by children’s services providers and the strategies and changes needed for sustainability in the new marketplace.

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