Gettysburg, Pa. (June 23, 2019) – OPEN MINDS has announced the details of its intensive post-institute executive seminar: Finding An Electronic Health Record System For Your Future: The OPEN MINDS Seminar On Best Practices In EHR Selection, Contracting & Optimization. This seminar will take place on October 30, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, following The 2019 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute. The Institute will return to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 28-30, 2019.

Over the past twenty years, the adoption of electronic health record systems (EHRs) has revolutionized the health care market. The increase of value-based reimbursement, the push towards integrated care coordination, and the rise in consumerism has been aided by the utilization of EHRs—and have forced EHRs to evolve to keep up with the pace of change in the market. For provider organizations, an EHR is a big investment and choosing the right system can make or break any organization. Making the right choice to gain a return on investment requires a thorough understanding of an organization’s goals, a clear budget and timeline and a detailed action plan.

This seminar is for any executive who is considering a new EHR system—whether it is your organization’s first EHR, or your current EHR isn’t delivering the functionality you need to be sustainable in a changing market. In this essential seminar, our experienced consultant will guide attendees through a step by step process for vetting vendors and their products and services, budgeting for EHR software and implementation, and ensuring the best value and performance in contract negotiating.

The seminar will be led by Senior Associate Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. Mr. Naughton-Travers has more than 30 years of experience in the health and human service field. Since 1998 as a Senior Associate with OPEN MINDS, he has served as lead on dozens of client technology initiatives, served as editor of OPEN MINDS publications, and is the author of many groundbreaking articles and presentations.

The 2019 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute is the only national event focused on the tech tools executive teams need to move their organization from the concept of value-based reimbursement to success in the new financial normal.

Registration for this extensive program is limited. Any executive purchasing an All-Access Institute Pass to The 2019 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute has access to this seminar. Individual registrations for the seminar are available for $125. Learn more about the registration options at

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah C. Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or



OPEN MINDS is an award-winning information source, executive education provider, and business solutions firm specializing in the domains of health and human services serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. For thirty years, we’ve been pioneers for change – helping organizations implement the transformational business practices they need to succeed in an evolving market with new reimbursement, competition, policies and regulations.

OPEN MINDS is powered by a national team of experienced executives and subject matter experts with specific expertise and experience in nine key market areas – mental health, addictions, chronic conditions, autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities, long-term care, children’s services, social services, juvenile justice, and corrections health care. Our mission is to improve the quality of care for consumers with complex support needs by improving the effectiveness of those serving them – provider organizations, payer and insurance organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical organizations, and technology firms. Learn more at

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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