OPEN MINDS Announces Pre-institute Seminar "Taking Your EHR From Plan To Reality"


GETTYSBURG, Pa., Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS has announced that to kick-off the highly anticipated 2014 Performance Management Institute, OPEN MINDS' Senior Associate Joseph Naughton-Travers, Ed. M., will present a half-day pre-institute seminar – "How To Take Your Ideal EHR From Plan To Reality – An Executive Seminar On Software Selection & Implementation." The seminar will be held on February 12, 2014 in Clearwater Beach, Florida at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Seating for the seminar is limited. The first 25 registrations will be complimentary, courtesy of Askesis Development Group.

The seminar will offer a definitive look at the challenging process of selecting an electronic health record (EHR) system, contracting with an EHR vendor, and implementing the system within a service provider organization. The day will include two information-packed sessions full of best-practices, industry statistics, and concrete real-world examples; as well as a 45-minute discussion session, where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about their own selection and implementation process and share their experiences with fellow attendees. Additional items covered will include:

  • Choosing An EHR Software System: Best Practices In Vendor Selection & Contracting
  • Leveraging Your EHR Implementation: The Ultimate Planning Guide For Executive Teams
  • Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About EHR Selection, Planning & Implementation – Questions & Discussion Session

"Software takes time and thoughtful consideration, but for behavioral health and social service organizations, it is imperative to get it right. The final decision affects the 'bottom line' and the ability to compete in a rapidly changing market environment," said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. "If your current software system is ready for retirement, or you haven't yet made the leap to a full EHR, this is the seminar for you."

Joseph Naughton-Travers, Ed. M., an OPEN MINDS senior associate with more than 20 years of experience providing consultation to provider and professional organizations, state and county government, technology companies, and venture capital firms in health and human services will lead the seminar. Mr. Naughton-Travers has assisted countless health and human service organizations with the process of selecting an EHR, contracting with a technology vendors, and implementing the system within their organization. His primary areas of expertise include strategic technology planning and management, operations improvement, OIG, and HIPAA compliance, and information system technology.

Discounted registration for The 2014 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute is available to executives of health and human service organizations. Promotional rates are as follows:

  • Individual Registrations: $495 (A savings of $200)
  • 3-Person 'Group' Registrations: $1,350 (A savings of $735)
  • 5-Person 'Team' Registrations: $2,000 (A savings of $1,475)

More information on The 2014 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute can be found online at:
Askesis Development Group, Inc. is a leader in software solutions for the behavioral health, addictions treatment, and social services markets. Their flagship application, PsychConsult Provider® is an enterprise application and is designed to completely integrate organizations' administrative tasks, clinical workflow and revenue cycle management. Beyond PsychConsult Provider's functionality, Askesis complements its software solutions with comprehensive implementation, ongoing support, and technical services provided by dedicated staff that is experienced working with a broad range of organizations varying in size and complexity.

More information on Askesis Development Group, a leader in software solutions for the behavioral health, addiction treatment, and social service markets, can be found online at:

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

CONTACT: For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Tim Snyder, Vice President, Marketing, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or

Source: Open Minds