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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 11, 2018) — OPEN MINDS Chief Operating Officer, Stacy DiStefano, took part in the quarterly board meeting for Convenient Care Association (CCA) on October 25th, 2018, presenting, “How Government Is Shaping The Future Of Health & Human Services” and taking part in the panel “The Role Of Healthcare Consumerism & The Future Of Employer Health”. The board meeting took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City on October 25th and 26th, 2018.

In her presentation, Ms. DiStefano focused on the governmental issues, factors, drivers, and policies that are shaping the future and landscape of health & human services, and the upcoming issues to consider. The following panel addressed the growing role of healthcare consumerism and its current and future impact on employer health.

“New competitors and disruptive, innovative partnerships are emerging with an emphasis on integrated care at every access point,” Said Ms. DiStefano, when asked about her thoughts on the panel. “The members represented in the CCA are leading the way in providing consumers an ‘affordable, easy, and quick’ answer to obtaining services in a familiar setting. The retail clinic model is beginning to see replication at employer locations, bringing whole person care to their workforce, resulting in fewer sick days, increased productivity, and overall cost savings. It’s exciting to watch these new creative programs take shape.”

The Convenient Care Association (CCA) quarterly board meeting is a way for the organization to bring together industry leaders in order to discuss current issues such and primary care & behavioral health integration and the growing government impact and trends.

“As a national movement of close to 3,000 retail-based clinics that provide primary care, acute and chronic care to millions of people across the country, we especially appreciate the work of OPEN MINDS to bring health and human service agencies and companies together to provide accessible, affordable, quality care to all,” said Tine Hansen-Turton, Executive Director & Co-Founder of CCA, and President & CEO of Woods Services when asked about her thoughts on OPEN MINDS.

Ms. DiStefano, Chief Operating Officer, brings over 20 years of business development and executive leadership experience in the health and human services industry to OPEN MINDS. She currently serves as OPEN MINDS Chief Operating Officer where she is responsible for operations management, business development, and innovation for OPEN MINDS Strategic Advisory Services. For a look at her full profile, please visit www.openminds.com/team-members/stacy-olsen-distefano/.

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Tim Snyder, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or tsndyer@openminds.com

 

About Convenient Care Association

The Convenient Care Association is located within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CCA is a national trade association of companies and healthcare systems founded in 2006 that provide consumers with accessible, affordable, quality healthcare in retail-based locations. CCA works primarily to enhance and sustain the growth of the Convenient Care industry through sharing resources, best practices and common standards of operation. To learn more about them, please visit www.ccaclinics.org.

ABOUT OPEN MINDS

OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence and strategic advisory firm focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 175+ associates provide market insights and innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at www.openminds.com.

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