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Gettysburg, PA. (December 9, 2018) – OPEN MINDS has announced that The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute will be held August 12-14, 2019 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California. This year’s institute will focus on the clinical and management best practices executive teams need to move their organization from the concept of value-based reimbursement, to success in the new financial normal. Sessions are planned with topics such as: using decision support in treatment planning; portfolio management and building innovative service lines; workforce management and staff recruitment and retention; addiction treatment alternatives to inpatient and rehab; self-determination and person-centered planning; integrating virtual health into clinical treatment models; and more.

“There has never been a more relevant time for provider organization management teams to focus on bringing best practices to their organizations,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “Our 2019 Institute will be a crash course in cutting edge best practices, with presentations by organizations that are best in class.” (Check out Ms. Oss’ keynote address, Reinventing Your Organization: Key Management Best Practices For A Value-Based World, from the 2018 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute).

The institute will feature didactic educational sessions, panel discussions with industry thought leaders and case model learning sessions featuring innovative organizations and programs. Throughout the week, executives will have the opportunity to attend formal and informal networking events, and to meet with 15+ cutting-edge vendors to discuss products and services supporting innovative initiatives.

A new addition to the 2019 Management Best Practices Institute is The OPEN MINDS Mergers, Acquisitions, & Affiliations Summit: Best Practices For Non-Profit Health & Human Service Organizations, which will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019. This one-of-a-kind summit is focused on key issues in developing successful collaborations for non-profit specialty provider organizations.

In addition, the OPEN MINDS team will conduct three executive development seminars at the 2019 Management Best Practices Institute. The seminars are:

  • How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating, & Contracting With Health Plans
  • How To Develop A Successful Marketing Plan: The OPEN MINDS Seminar On Marketing Strategy
  • How To Reduce Your Unit Costs When Market Rates Go Down: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Reengineering Unit Costs

Registration for this exclusive event is available online at Early registration is recommended as seating is limited to only 300 executives.

To learn more about the institute, visit our website:

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

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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