Gettysburg, Pa. (May 2, 2022) — On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET, OPEN MINDS will present live, “Finding An Electronic Health Record System For Your Future: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In EHR Selection, Contracting & Optimization.” This executive seminar is designed for any executive who is considering a new electronic health record (EHR) system—whether it is your organization’s first EHR, or the upgrade of a system that isn’t delivering the functionality needed for sustainability. It will be led by OPEN MINDS Senior Associates, Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, EdM, and Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW.

Over the past twenty years the adoption of EHRs has changed how health services are managed and delivered. But as the health care system has continued to evolve with more value-based reimbursement, the push towards integrated care coordination, and the rise in consumerism, the technology infrastructure needed by provider organizations has changed—including EHRs. For most executives, the EHR is a major investment and choosing the right system (or keeping the wrong system) can make or break any organization.

The seminar will cover:

  • A best practice model for assessing the tech functionality your organization needs for future success.
  • Steps for vetting vendors and their products and services.
  • Budgeting for EHR software and implementation.
  • Ensuring best value and performance in contract negotiating.

Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. has more than 30 years of experience in the health and human service field. During his tenure as a Senior Associate with OPEN MINDS since 1998, he has served as lead of dozens of client initiatives, served as editor of OPEN MINDS publications, and is the author of many groundbreaking articles and presentations. Mr. Naughton-Travers is currently the Executive Editor of the OPEN MINDS Monthly Management Newsletter.

Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW, has more than 20 years of experience in the health and human service field. She has extensive expertise and a wide range of experience in health plan management, clinical operations management, and technology. A recognized thought leader among her peers, Ms. Hicks is a regular keynote speaker at industry conferences and association meetings, as well as an author of hundreds of articles and resources for professionals in both clinical and executive roles.

This seminar will be held in conjunction with The OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat which runs from October 4 to October 6, 2022, at The Wyndham Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This retreat is designed to provide health and human service leaders with the strategy insights, business practice models, and personal resiliency tools they need to tackle the unique challenges of a changing health and human service market in the “next normal.”

For more information and to register for this exclusive institute, visit https://leadership.openminds.com/.

Individual registrations for the seminars are available for $125 at https://openminds.com/register-now-elr2/. The All-Access Institute Pass to the 2022 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute includes both seminars.

Registration cost is included in Elite-level subscriptions to the OPEN MINDS Circle market intelligence service. For more information on the program, sponsorship opportunities, or media inquiries, contact the Executive Education & Events team, at 717-334-1329 or events@openminds.com.

ABOUT OPEN MINDS

OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence, management consulting, and marketing services firm specializing exclusively in the markets of the health and human service field that serve consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. OPEN MINDS’ mission is to provide payers, service provider organizations, and technology and scientific firms that serve these consumers with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

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