I just wrapped up a week of meetings with my OPEN MINDS colleagues, looking at what executives in the health and human service field will need this year. And there were two themes that emerged. First, from a management perspective, the needs (and tools) of a wide range of specialty provider organizations have become more and more similar. The second is that the marketshare (and revenue) from traditional services for these specialty service provider organizations is on the decline. There is new competition to deliver those services from health plans, tech-enabled service provider organizations, and expanded primary care organizations.
Developing a strategy for sustainability in this market requires market intelligence, service line innovation, and new management tools. The executive teams with the best information are the executive teams most likely to succeed in a changing health and human service landscape (see Adjust Your Strategic Sails! and Turning Disruption Into Opportunity). This belief is the driver behind the focus of our OPEN MINDS team on getting executives the specific information they need, when they need it.
Throughout 2019, we’ve made several enhancements to our market intelligence services to do just that. We’ve improved the search capabilities across our ‘sea’ of market intelligence information – adding more precise ability to drill down by topic, by date, and types of resources. Our members can now get our new (and free to all members) monthly digest reports – a summary of everything we’ve published on a specific state or a specific topic that month. (To use that function, go to your membership account, select email preferences, and select the topics of interest.) We’ve created a new (and free to all members) on-line search tool, Health Tech Navigator, which allows our readers to search a database of tech products by functionality and market focus. And, we’ve added the ability for our elite-level readers to download our industry datasets – with datasets available on Medicaid health plans, Medicare Advantage plans, the largest health plans by state, and more (for more, go to OPEN MINDS Datasets).
One major development is our new (and free to all members) on-line communities of executives and professionals with specific interests – on integrated care models – Integrated Care Online, on value-based reimbursement – Value-Based Care For Behavioral Health, on electronic health record (EHR) optimization – EHR Best Practices, on self-determination resources – Self-Determination Online Resource Center for Empowerment, on chronic kidney disease management – PKDnetwork, and on mental health best practices – PsychU. In case you missed them, these were some of the most-read resources from our on-line communities in 2019.
Understanding Integrated Care & Value-Based Reimbursement
Having the right technology to support your team’s integrated workflow can separate your organization from the competition. In this webinar, you’ll hear Christy Dye, president of Partners In Recovery, discuss the strategies her organization implemented to get the most out of its EHR.
There are a lot of lessons to be learned when shifting to a value-based, integrated care delivery model. In this interview, OPEN MINDS community Integrated Care Online interviewed Christy Dye, president of Partners In Recovery (PIR). Ms. Dye discussed some of the key lessons learned when PIR made the shift to integrated care, as well as the key competencies necessary for managing risk and maintaining organizational success.
Succeeding with value-based reimbursement (VBR) often requires executive teams to take another look at their organizational infrastructure, which includes technology and workforce. This article from OPEN MINDS community Integrated Care Online provides a roadmap for implementing technology to support value-based care delivery and ensuring you have the right staff to achieve your mission.
The second edition of Trends in Behavioral Health includes data from 1,265 health plans for physical and behavioral health care and provides a comprehensive analysis of current trends in behavioral health care including policy efforts and service delivery. The resource, produced through the collaborative efforts of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Lundbeck, and the OPEN MINDS team, is available for download at no cost.
Ensuring your organization is prepared to make the shift for value-based reimbursement is critical. Listen to industry experts Ken Carr, senior associate at OPEN MINDS, Richard Louis III, western region vice president of OPEN MINDS; and Melissa Giampietri, senior account executive at Qualifacts outline the main competencies and tools your organization needs make a successful transition in these webinar sessions from OPEN MINDS community Value-Based Care for Behavioral Health.
Preparing for value-based reimbursement in terms of care delivery includes a new focus on service delivery through care coordination and integration. One approach to succeeding with this new model is the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. This interview with Chad Van Houten, chief financial officer, Zumbro Valley Health Center, outlines some of the opportunities and challenges experienced while implementing value-based services.
Preparing Tech Infrastructure For The New Landscape
Successful implementation of an EHR system is a feat for any organization – and poor implementation can have significant consequences. This white paper, free of charge courtesy of Credible, Inc. through OPEN MINDS online community EHR Best Practices, outlines two types of EHR implementation—directed and customized—to help your organization leverage its EHR to maintain a market edge.
Investing in the right technologies will position your organization for success in this rapidly changing market. This white paper, available free of charge courtesy of Credible, Inc. through OPEN MINDS online community EHR Best Practices, provides a roadmap for enhancing EHR functionality to improve access, better engage consumers, and manage costs.
Implementing your EHR the right way can increase organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and positive consumer outcomes while reducing costs. In this executive web briefing from OPEN MINDS community EHR Best Practices, you’ll hear OPEN MINDS Senior Associate John Talbot, Ph.D. and James H. Dalton, Ph.D., LPC/MHSP, CCMHC, quality assurance consultant at Families, Inc. Counseling Services, present five best practices when implementing an EHR.
Preparing Your Team For Managing Complex Consumers
This toolkit, from PsychU supporter Mental Health America (MHA), provides a number of resources for consumer mental health and wellness as well as prevention and recovery-focused tools. The tools and resources are centered on MHA’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Month – #4Mind4Body.
Understanding the progression of PKD is critical to improved consumer health and outcomes. This web-based resource from OPEN MINDS community PKDnetwork provides an overview of PKD, risk assessment tools, and covers a number of predictors on the rapid progression of the disease.
The relationship between diet and PKD is complex – but it’s also key to achieving optimal consumer health outcomes. This resource, from OPEN MINDS online community PKDnetwork, outlines guidance on dietary management with PKD as well as research and implications to support people who receive a PKD diagnosis.
Understanding ADPKD is critical to improve future outcomes for those diagnosed with the disease. Learn about the etiology and diagnosis of ADPKD, as well as the progression and management of the disease from industry experts Arlene Chapman, M.D., chief of the Department of Medicine and professor of medicine, nephrology for the University of Chicago; Neera Dahl, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, nephrology, Yale School of Medicine; and Frederic F. Rahbari Oskoui, M.D., associate professor of medicine, nephrology, Emory University School of Medicine.
There are a number of lessons to be learned when a client transitions into independent living. Check out this resource on OPEN MINDS community SORCe from the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey for a deeper dive into supporting an individual’s independence through the transition process.
The Charting the LifeCourse framework is becoming the starting point to reframe policy, systems, and practice across the country to better support individuals with developmental disabilities. Check out this presentation on OPEN MINDS community SORCe from the Institute for Human Development to gain a better understanding of the framework and its goals.
And for even more, join us January 28 at 12:00 pm for the web briefing Beyond The Core 4: What You Need To Survive A Value-Based World – Results Of The 2019 National Behavioral Health Electronic Health Record Survey. You’ll hear findings from the 2019 Behavioral Health EHR Survey presented by Credible Behavioral Health Software Founder and Chief Executive Officer Matthew M. Dorman with OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M.