(December 12, 2021) – On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT, OPEN MINDS will host a brand new executive seminar, “How To Optimize Technology: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On Getting The Most Value From Your Technology Investments.” This timely event will provide executives with the tools to evaluate their internal technology strategy for investment that will lead their organizations to sustainability in the “next normal.” Leading the half day program will be OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, and former CEO of Care Management Technologies, Carol Clayton, Ph.D.

“With the already large investment in health care technologies reaching new heights, there is a dizzying amount of marketing reaching executives every day, often with bold promises and claims of product effectiveness that influence investment decision-making and create confusion in the strategic planning process,” said Dr. Clayton. “This seminar is offered to assist attendees with effective decisionmaking methods to support advancement in technology infrastructure while assuring decisionmaking processes that are thoughtful and will result in the best value for advancing the overall agency strategic direction.

As technology becomes increasingly essential and the range of available technologies and tech-enabled functionality is rapidly growing, organizations are spending more on tech investments. Unfortunately, tech investments often fall short of meeting expectations. However, with proper planning and staff engagement, organizations can position themselves to optimize the value of their tech investments.

In this seminar, Dr. Clayton will discuss what needs can be addressed to ensure your organization is on the path to maximizing your tech investment, including:

  • How to evaluate new technologies for your organization
  • Engaging staff in a best practice technology evaluation process
  • Determining anticipated financial and non-financial return-on-investments for the selected technology
  • Go or No-Go: Moving beyond pilot to full implementation
  • Ensuring implementation success

Dr. Carol Clayton is a licensed, practicing psychologist with 30 years of healthcare experience in the public and private sector, including non-profit and private practice work. Known for her expertise in technology and analytics, Dr. Clayton is currently a Senior Associate in OPEN MINDS consulting practice. Before joining OPEN MINDS, Dr. Clayton worked at Relias, where she supported population health outcome improvement. Dr. Clayton was also the CEO of Care Management Technologies (CMT), a successful health IT data analytics company focused on population health prior that was acquired by Relias. She also served as the Executive Director of the NC Council of Community Programs from 2000- 2006. The NC Council is the predecessor organization to i2i.

How To Optimize Technology: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On Getting The Most Value From Your Technology Investments will be held in conjunction with The 2022 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute taking place June 14 to 16, 2022, at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, LA. Earlier this year, OPEN MINDS announced “developing breakout strategies and growth plans for success in changing market landscape” as the theme for this highly-anticipated event.

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

Individual registrations for the seminars are available for $125 at https://openminds.com/register-now-sii2/. The All-Access Institute Pass to The 2022 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation 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.


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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