By Sarah C. Threnhauser

The health and human service field has been hit hard with cyberattacks and data breaches. Earlier this year, we reported that health care now has twice the number of cyberattacks per day as other fields—32,000 attacks on average vs. 14,300 (see Preparing For A Cyberattack—In Four Steps). In addition, an estimated 40% of health care organizations have had at least one attack by WannaCry, a ransomware virus—thanks in part to the uncomfortable fact that almost 30% health care organizations are running old, unpatched versions of the Windows OS (see 40% Of Health Care Organizations Were Attacked By WannaCry Ransomware In…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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