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Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative CEO Marci Nielsen To Kick-Off The 2013 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute

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GETTYSBURG, Pa., Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS has announced that Marci Nielsen, Ph.D., MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) will open The 2013 Technology & Informatics Institute with a keynote address, "The Evolution Of Patient-Centered Care & The Future Of Integration In Health Care." The institute, which is expected to draw over 600 health and human service executives, will take place October 24-25, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

"Integrated care management and integrated service delivery models are the foundation of strategy for many health and human service organizations. But with changing strategies come changing technology needs. Dr. Nielsen will provide the frame for our two-day deep dive into the emerging best practices in technology and informatics," said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss.

Prior to her role at PCPCC, Dr. Nielsen served as Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine's Department of Health Policy and Management; during which, she was appointed as the first Executive Director and Board Chair of the Kansas Health Policy Authority (KHPA). Dr. Neilsen is a board member of the American Board of Family Physicians, and former member of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, TransforMED LLC, and the Mid-America Coalition on Health Care. She was also a committee member for the Institute of Medicine's Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020 and Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action.

Founded in 2006, the PCPCC is dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The PCPCC achieves its mission through the work of our five Stakeholder Centers, led by experts and thought leaders who are dedicated to transforming the U.S. health care system through delivery reform, payment reform, patient engagement, and employee benefit redesign. Invited thought-leaders from the PCPCC board of directors include:

  • Beverley H. Johnson, President & CEO, Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care
  • Elizabeth J. Fowler, PhD, JD, Vice President, Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson
  • Jill Rubin Hummel, JD, Vice President, Payment Innovation, WellPoint, Inc.



In her keynote session, "The Evolution Of Patient-Centered Care & The Future Of Integration In Health Care," Dr. Nielsen will discuss the evolution of integration, coordination, and collaboration in the health care market. As an industry leader, Dr. Nielson will discuss the current market changes shaping the health care landscape and what she sees in the future for care management and service delivery.

In addition to Dr. Marci Nielsen, a team of expert faculty will lead an agenda with information-packed presentations, interactive discussion sessions, subject matter expert panel discussions, and networking events. Session highlights include:

  • Using Technology To Improve Your Market Positioning: The Gap Between What Payers Want & What Service Provider Organizations Are Planning
  • The State Of Telehealth In The U.S. – Guidelines, Legislation, Reimbursements & The Future of Telemedicine
  • Making The Switch: A Guide To Successfully Managing The Transition To ICD-10
  • Finding Success With Capitation, Care Rates, & Integrated Care: How Technology Can Reduce Costs & Promote Accountable Care
  • An Update On The Current State Of Health Information Exchange For Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Provider Organizations: The Challenges, The Successes, & What The Future Holds

More information on The 2013 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute can be found online at: www.openminds.com/tii.

Discounted registration for The 2013 OPEN MINDSTechnology & Informatics Institute is available through October 10, 2013. Seating is limited, and registrations will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Promotional rates for attendees include:

  • Individual Registrations For $495 (A Savings Of $300)
  • 3-Person 'Group' Registrations For $990 (A Savings Of $1,395)
  • 6-Person 'Group Registrations For $1,800 (A Savings Of $2,970)

There are also limited sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities still available for the event. More information on these opportunities is available at: http://www.openminds.com/tii/how-to-sponsor.htm.

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Tim Snyder, Vice President, Marketing, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or openminds@openminds.com.

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). PCPCC is committed to transforming the U.S. health care system through delivery reform, payment reform, patient engagement, and employee benefit redesign. More information about the PCPCC can be found online at http://pcpcc.org.

OPEN MINDS is a national health and human service industry market intelligence and management consultation firm. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 75+ associates provide innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at www.openminds.com.

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CONTACT: Tim Snyder, Vice President, Marketing OPEN MINDS openminds@openminds.com

Source: Open Minds