Feature Articles


The Leadership Success Checklist For Uncertain Times

Feature Article | July 28, 2017
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't want to go but ought to be.   Where is the U.S. health and human service system headed? The picture from Washington...

How To Grow & Retain Employees In A Chaotic Market

Feature Article | July 28, 2017
Last year was a big year for health care employment – the industry created more jobs than any other and grew by an average 35,000 jobs per month (see Healthcare Drives Yearly Job Growth). If you looking to hire...

Who’s New In Health Care? New Leaders In The Field In 2017

Feature Article | July 28, 2017
Who is in new leadership roles this year? We've pulled together some of our coverage of the leadership cahnges in health care in 2017 – from new executive directors at provider organizations, to government appointments, to leadership moves in...

Understanding The Four Essential Types of Leadership

Feature Article | July 28, 2017
Market changes, strategy hiccups, political upheaval, organizational culture, and board ideology – all mark continuing challenges for today’s health and human services leader. Leaders of resilient organizations can learn, grow, and adapt to overcome the challenges presented in the...

Before Strategic Planning Comes Strategic Vision

Feature Article | July 28, 2017
Leadership has a lot of responsibilities, but one that usually takes center stage is the ability to see what lies ahead in the market, which future developments are likely, and how those developments can be addressed and adapted for...

Tech Step #3: Leveraging Technology To Reduce The Costs Of Services

Feature Article | June 29, 2017
There is a great need for technology that can bring down service delivery costs. And one important way we are seeing tech do that is by providing access to specialists in hard-to-serve locations, imbedding “virtual” behavioral health in primary...

Tech Step #4: Engaging Consumers Using Technology

Feature Article | June 29, 2017
The ability of health and human service organizations to develop a tech connection with consumers is a fundamental part of managing populations and ultimately maintaining competitiveness in value-based contracting. Consumer engagement requires provider organizations to have the ability to...

The Tech Equation In Value-Based Reimbursement Success

Feature Article | June 29, 2017
The shift in provider organization reimbursement from volume to value is visibly happening. We’ve covered many related initiatives – The Business Model Transition To Value-Based Care, Using Pharmacy Data For Performance Improvement In Value-Based Contracts, and Where Are We...

Tech Step #1: Getting The Data You Need

Feature Article | June 29, 2017
When provider organization executives begin strategic discussions on what tech can lead their organizations into a value-based reimbursement future, the very first conversation needs to be about data. Data is both the language and the currency to this performance...

New Technology & New Science Remake Health Care From The Bottom Up

Feature Article | May 22, 2017
The era of the tech-enabled provider organization continues to grow and because of that evolution – and the many different ways that health care professionals of all stripes are using technology – gauging the overall effect that technology is...

The Mental Health Market – By The Numbers

Feature Article | May 22, 2017
Behavioral health spending reached $213.6 billion in 2015 — an increase of $25.2 billion, or 13.4%, since 2011. The majority of that spending was for mental health services, which accounted for 84%, or $195.6 billion, in spending. (The remaining...

The Politics Of Mental Health Care: The Uncertain Tea Leaves

Feature Article | May 22, 2017
When it comes to politics, the OPEN MINDS team regularly asks a simple question that often has profound answers for the mental health field – what policy changes have the greatest influence on the health care system? The past ten years...