OPEN MINDS and CoCENTRIX Announce Free Executive Web Briefing On The Growing Reimbursement & Market Competition Challenges Facing Health & Human Service Provider Organizations


GETTYSBURG, Pa., Feb. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS and CoCENTRIX have announced a new executive web briefing specifically designed to help health and human service provider organizations thrive in the rapidly changing world of reimbursement, measured outcomes, and technology. Taking place on February 27 at 2:00 PM EST, this special online event, "Sink or Swim: Strategy Considerations For Success In An Evolving Health & Human Services Market," will feature long-time OPEN MINDS advisor, Dr. Steven Ramsland, the current Chief Executive Officer of Redwood Community Health Center, and Richard Smith, the Chief Information Officer at Elwyn – a national diversified behavioral health provider.

With the Medicaid expansion taking effect as of January 1, the impending ICD-10 transition in October, and the adoption of a certified electronic health record (EHR) technology by 2015, providers are now required to change their strategic framework in order to succeed in both the short- and long-term. Dr. Ramsland, with more than 30 years' experience in behavioral health leadership, will provide a broad look at the key strategies for navigating the evolving market, focusing on improving clinical drivers and emerging technologies related to measured outcomes and changing reimbursement models.

Highlights of this information-packed collaborative event include:

• A high-level overview of the the clinical and reimbursement issues driving change in the health and human service market
• Practical 'how-to' advice on strategically positioning your organization for success amidst the challenges of turbulent market
• An in-depth discussion on how technology can help solve reimbursement and market competition challenges

To learn more about this executive web briefing, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

All registrants will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the presentation slides at its conclusion.

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OPEN MINDS is a national health and human service industry market intelligence 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


CoCENTRIX is a behavioral health software company that provides innovative solutions to connect, collaborate and coordinate care and services across and amongst Health and Human Services, Education, Justice & Public Safety, Community Service Providers and the Consumers in which they serve.

CoCENTRIX's flagship product, the CoCENTRIX Coordinated Care Platform, includes an ONC-ACB certified Electronic Health Record, Coordinated Case Management, Managed Care Solutions, and interactive, mobile consumer applications that further streamline the delivery of services across the entire continuum of care.

Today, more than 500 agencies in 42 states are utilizing CoCENTRIX technologies to efficiently and cost-effectively coordinate services, maximize stakeholder's investments, and improve the health and safety of the populations they serve.

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Source: Open Minds