GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 14, 2021) – OPEN MINDS has announced Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP, chief nursing information officer at Microsoft, US Health & Health Life Science Team and  Lisa Marsch, Ph.D. director of The Center For Technology & Behavioral Health, Dartmouth College as keynote speakers at The 2021 Technology & Analytics Institute. The Institute, postponed from October 2020, will run as a virtual event, offering on-site outdoor networking opportunities at the M Resort Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 9-11, 2021. The Technology & Analytics Institute is the only boot camp for c-suite executives focused on how to leverage technology for strategic advantage in the “next normal” — from strategy, to budgeting, to optimization.

Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, RN, PMP, chief nursing information officer at Microsoft, US Health & Health Life Science Team, will begin the day, on Wednesday, March 10, with her keynote presentation, The Future Of Artificial Intelligence & Where It Intersects With Clinical Decision Support. In her keynote address, Dr. McGrow will highlight the opportunities—and challenges—for provider organizations to use artificial intelligence to up their game in four key areas: data-driven management, remote patient monitoring, operational efficiencies, and improving the consumer experience.

Lisa Marsch, Ph.D. director of The Center For Technology & Behavioral Health, Dartmouth College, will kick off Thursday, March 11, with her keynote presentation, Digital Therapeutics For Behavioral Health: Anytime/Anywhere HealthCare. In her keynote address, Dr. Marsch will provide an inside look at the current and future potential for digital therapeutics in specialty provider organizations and the added value they provide for all stakeholders.

The Non-Profit Mergers, Acquisitions, & Affiliations Summit: Collaborations For Sustainability In The Next Normal will open the Institute on Tuesday, March 9, along with two executive seminars:

  • How To Optimize Technology: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On Getting The Most Value From Your Technology Investments
  • Finding An Electronic Health Record System For Your Future: The OPEN MINDS Seminar On Best Practices In EHR Selection, Contracting, & Optimization

Additional sessions include:

  • Announcement Of The Results From The Tech-Enabled Provider Organization: The 2020 OPEN MINDS Health & Human Services Technology Survey
  • Are You A Tech Savvy CEO?
  • From Strategic Plan To Tech Strategy: Building Your Crosswalk
  • A Debate On The Impact Of Direct Care Technology
  • What Staff Do You Need To Lead Technology In Today’s World?
  • Does Your Organization Have The Right Technology To Be Successful With Value-Based Reimbursement?
  • The Payer Perspective: An OPEN MINDS Forum On Connectivity Between Payers & Providers
  • Evaluating The ROI On New Era Technologies Transforming The Delivery System
  • Interoperability & Data Sharing: Expanding Access To Health Information
  • Making Telehealth Profitable
  • How To Become A Data Driven Organization
  • Optimizing Clinical Decision Making With Technology
  • Forecasting The Future Of Behavioral Healthcare Shaped By Technology

To view the full list of speakers, visit our website:

A limited number of partnership and exhibit opportunities are available for organizations that want to connect with the decisionmakers in key markets. Details are available upon request.

OPEN MINDS Platinum Partners include: Qualifacts + Credible, PsychU, NephU, NextGen, and Netsmart.

OPEN MINDS Gold and Silver Partners include: Genoa Healthcare, Streamline Healthcare Solutions, and Welligent.

OPEN MINDS Bronze Partners include: DATIS HR Cloud, Iris Telehealth, Relias, sigmund Software, and TenEleven Group.

OPEN MINDS Affiliate Partners include: Cureatr, Eccovia, Harris Coordinated Care Solutions, i2i Population Health, Millin Associates, Sparkrock, The Echo Group, Tridiuum, and Wex.

OPEN MINDS Association Partners include: Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards, Alliance for Strong Families & Communities, California Alliance of Child and Family Services, California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, Child Welfare League of America, Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Florida Council for Community Mental Health, Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland, Minnesota Assoc. of Community Mental Health Programs, Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies, National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, New Jersey Association of Community Providers, New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers, Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association, Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services, Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB), West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Assocation, Together Georgia, and Iowa Association Of Community Providers.

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