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Gettysburg, Pa. (November 18, 2018) — OPEN MINDS has announced that The 2019 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute will be held June 3-6, 2019 and is returning to the Sheraton New Orleans in Louisiana. This year’s institute focuses on the strategy, service line development, and innovation management tools executive teams need to move their organization from the concept of value-based reimbursement, to success in the new financial normal.

“Competitive advantage in a performance-based market depends on the ability of organizations to innovate – and take successful innovation to scale,” said OPEN MINDS executive vice president Sarah C. Threnhauser. “This year’s institute is focused on helping executive teams turn innovative concepts into strategic realities—featuring leading-edge executive speakers who have utilized innovative program and financing models to develop sustainable strategies and next generation business models for their organizations.”

For four days, the institute will bring together over 400 leaders of provider organizations, government and employer payers, health plans, advocacy organizations, technology organizations, biotech and pharma players, investors, entrepreneurs, and academia to discuss the strategy tools executives need for success in a market dominated by value-based reimbursement.

Strategy and innovation week will include additional summits and seminars for attendees interested in taking a deep dive into new markets and management best practices:

  • The 2019 I/DD Executive Summit, to be held on Monday, June 3, 2019
  • How To Develop a Strategic Plan: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices in Strategy, Portfolio Management, & Scenario-Based Planning, to be held on Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Succeeding With Value-Based Reimbursement: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Organizational Competencies & Management Best Practices For Value-Based Contracting, to be held on Thursday, June 5, 2019

Following these events, the institute will feature didactic educational sessions, panel discussions with industry leaders and field-tested practices and new cutting-edge models that today’s organizations need to succeed. Throughout the week, executives will have the opportunity to attend formal networking events and to meet with 30+ cutting-edge vendors to discuss their products and services to support organization’s initiatives.

Early registration is encouraged as this Institute is limited to only 475 executives. Register online at

To learn more about OPEN MINDS Institutes go to our Executive Education page on our website or contact us at 717-334-1329 or at

To learn more about the Institute, visit our website: For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah C. Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS or Stacey Cotton, Institute Director, at 717-334-1329 or



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

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