Gettysburg, Pa. (July 10, 2022) — Pinebrook Family Answers’ Matt Welser, Innovative Technology Analyst, will present Telehealth Emergency To Digital Transformation — The Pinebrook Family Answers Case Study at the July 28 OPEN MINDS Circle Elite Virtual Executive Roundtable. The session will help members learn how Pinebrook Family Answers underwent an organization-wide complete technological transformation, first in response to a need created by the pandemic, but how they then used this as the genesis for lasting change and innovation.

“The pandemic caused a large upheaval in daily operations for the vast majority of health care companies,” stated Monica E. Oss, chief executive officer of OPEN MINDS. “However, how organizations use this time of uncertainty, to either strengthen operations and streamline procedures for innovation, or simply continue doing the same things, will determine market advantage and competitiveness going forward.”

For provider organizations to stay competitive in today’s market, executive teams must plan for the long term with continual renewal and adaptation of their technology. COVID restrictions have pushed most organizations to quickly implement or expand technologies simply to deliver service, so innovation is key. Executive attendees at this event will learn how to coordinate a technology implementation and renewal plan with multiple departments to ensure long term fidelity in operations, how to navigate changing regulations in the health care marketplace in conjunction with the rapid evolution of technology, and the technology security challenges faced by digital first organizations and strategies used to overcome these obstacles.

Pinebrook Family Answers is a health care organization providing quality children and youth services, community and school-based programs, family support services, mental behavioral health care, senior care, and re-entry programs. Pinebrook Family Services and Family Answers joined services to create Pinebrook Family Answers. Pinebrook Family Services has been serving the Greater Lehigh Valley since 1979, while Family Answers has been in operation for over 110 years. Their mission is, “To transform lives across generations by nurturing health children and strong families, supporting seniors, empowering individuals, and strengthening the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Matt Welser’s experience as a direct service provider gives him a unique perspective on the technological needs of behavioral health and social service organizations. Mr. Welser served as a direct care provider for youth and families with mental health needs before his professional journey took a turn in 2014, when he became the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Administrator for Pinebrook Family Answers. In his current role as the Innovative Technology Analyst, he is tasked with maximizing the use of current IT systems and technologies while exploring new opportunities to utilize technology to advance Pinebrook’s mission. Mr. Welser has been the local EHR (Welligent) administrator for over 8 years. During that time he has managed and provided end user training for multiple Welligent EHR implementations across a variety of different behavioral health and social service programs. He also administers five additional SaaS systems including Microsoft Offices 365, and all telecommunications related systems and services for Pinebrook Family Answers.

To register for the July 28 event, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5644318075872102671.

The July 28 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 of a market in turbulence during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis. Each one-hour briefing outlines a field-tested approach for recovering from the crisis and developing a plan for organizational sustainability. Once an exclusive benefit to Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle, these impactful sessions are now available to all OPEN MINDS subscribers and available on demand.

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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