Gettysburg, Pa. (January 22, 2023)—On Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET OPEN MINDS will feature a panel discussion with Aurora Mental Health Center (Aurora) and Owl focused on their transition and success to measurement-based care (MBC) to improve time to remission and expand care access. During the one-hour session, Measurement-Based Care — The Aurora Mental Health Center Case Study, the panel will provide an overview of the technology strategy, process implementations, and clinician adoption that lead to improved outcomes.

With the unprecedented challenges in the health care landscape, adoption of MBC has been shown to reduce waitlists, optimize treatments, and improve clinical outcomes for consumers. With data-informed treatment, clinicians can better align treatment plans, review, and adjust the plan for improved outcomes. These benefits help to off-set staff shortages while improving service accessibility and consumer experience.

“Data is everything, but it is meaningless if it is not pulled together to tell a story,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “With the right technology, provider organizations can pull together a full picture of each of the consumers they treat to provide data-driven, customized treatment plans. This strategy both improves consumer outcomes and delivers on needs of health plans.”

During this one-hour live presentation, Aurora’s Kathie Snell, MA, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer; Kirsten Anderson, Chief Clinical Officer; and Amber Olson, Clinical Director, and Jason Washburn, Chief Clinical Officer from Owl and Chief Psychologist for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will share why MBC is critical to addressing behavioral health and how Aurora, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic in Aurora, Colorado, implemented their MBC program. Executive attendees of this session will learn how Aurora achieved patient measure completion rates of 90%+ through a completely automated measurement-based care platform and other key results, including expanded access, and remission improvements.

To register for the February 2, 1:00 PM ET session, visit Registration requires a free OPEN MINDS account, which is agreed to upon registering.

The February 2 Circle Elite Executive Roundtable is offered as part of a weekly series designed to help executive teams navigate the business, organizational, operational, and culture changes in today’s dynamic marketplace. Each one-hour briefing outlines a field-tested approach for developing strategies for organizational sustainability and growth. Each session is delivered live and available on demand.

Speaker Bios:
Kathie Snell, MA, serves as Chief Strategy and Operations Officer for Aurora. During her 30-year career, Ms Snell has worked in both public and non-profit with roles as a clinician, supervisor, manager, director, and executive. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Snell served as the Manager for Child and Adolescent Programs for the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health and as the Director of Child and Family Services at Community Reach Center. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Kirsten Anderson, Psy.D. is Chief Clinical Officer at Aurora where she began her career as a psychologist with the Center’s Child and Family North Team, moving into a management role before becoming director of quality improvement. Previously a co-training director of the APA pre-doctoral internship program and division director for the outpatient division. Dr. Anderson also serves as a disaster coordinator.

Clinical Director, Amber Olson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist serving both the Outpatient and School-Based Services at Aurora. Dr. Olson has provided clinical care at university counseling centers, hospital systems, integrated primary care, and community mental health settings. Dr. Olson has been at Aurora for ten years and championed the planning and implementation of the measurement-based care initiative at the center.

Jason Washburn, Ph.D., ABPP, is Chief Clinical Officer for Owl. Dr. Washburn also serves as a professor and Chief Psychologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Director of Graduate Studies for the MA and Ph.D. programs in Clinical Psychology and the Associate Director of Northwestern University’s Faculty Wellness Program. A licensed clinical psychologist (IL) and boarded in clinical child psychology, Dr. Washburn conducts inpatient and outpatient assessments within Northwestern Medicine’s Neuropsychological Service.

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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