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Keynote Address From Scott Markovich, President Of Magellan Complete Care, To Lead Off Highly-Anticipated 2014 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute

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GETTYSBURG, Pa., March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS announces Scott Markovich, president of Magellan Complete Care, will present the opening plenary address at the 2014 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute on June 3-5, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Markovich will lead an impressive faculty of more than 50 industry thought leaders and subject matter experts at this year's annual institute focused on strategic positioning and new service line innovations for health and human service organizations serving complex consumers.

As the national president of Magellan Complete Care, Mr. Markovich leads integrated programs across all aspects of specialty healthcare, including complex care management for special populations. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of Integrated Health Homes for special populations, Medicaid specialty plans, and managed care solutions for special populations.

"Innovation has never been a more important part of strategy for executives of health and human service organizations than now," said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss. "I'm thrilled Scott Markovich will open the event with his perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of integrated care management models in a changing market."

Additional agenda highlights from The 2014 OPEN MINDS Planning & Innovation Institute include:

• The OPEN MINDS Guide To Strategic Planning: How To Find The Right Path For Your Organization In A Turbulent Market
o Karen Sopronyi-Tompkins, Chief Executive Officer, WellSpring Resources
o Cory Storch, Executive Director, Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services
o Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

• Social Impact Bonds: The Rising Influence Of Pay-For-Success Contracting On Non-Profit Funding
o William Pinakiewicz, Vice President, Eastern Region, Nonprofit Finance Fund
o Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

• How To Use Telehealth To Facilitate Behavioral Health Integration
o Jonathan Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health
o Sherrie Williams, LCSW, Executive Director, Georgia Partnership For Telehealth
o Robert N. Cuyler, Ph.D., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

• A Health Home Update: Where Are Payers & Policymakers With Health Homes?
o Dorn Schuffman, Coordinator Primary/Behavioral Health Care Integration Unit, Missouri Dept. Of Mental Health
o Rebecca Boss, Administrator Of Behavioral Health, Rhode Island Dept. Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals
o John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Vice President for Integration Product Development, Jefferson Center for Mental Health

• The Inside Perspective On Health Homes: Learning From The Experience Of Provider Organizations Who Are Making It Work
o Jennifer Moses, Chief Executive Officer, Zepf Center
o Kimberly Yeagle, MSW, LCSW, Healthcare Home Director, Burrell Behavioral Health
o Mary Dwyer, MS Med., PCNS, Executive Director, NRI Community Services, Inc.
o John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Vice President for Integration Product Development, Jefferson Center for Mental Health

• Where Are We With Personalized Medicine: What's Available Now & What Is On The Horizon?
o Nancy Grden, Manager, Genomind, LLC
o Tim Ramsey, Vice President, New Product Development, SureGene, LLC
o Bill W. Massey, Ph.D., President and Chief Operating Officer, MyGenesRX
o Robert N. Cuyler, Ph.D., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

• How To Create Successful Partnerships With Managed Care Organizations: The Payer Perspective On Integration & Medical Homes
o Steve Myers, Chief Technology Officer, Optum Behavioral Health
o William Lopez, M.D., C.P.E., Lead Medical Director, Cigna Corporation
o Sun Vega, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

• Technology For Better Brains: The Rise Of New Treatments Based on Brain Science Innovation
o Vic Topo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Life Management
o Suzanne McMonigle, Vice President, Marketing, Neuronetics
o Robert N. Cuyler, Ph.D., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

• Readmission Prevention & Crisis Stabilization Programs: Service Innovation For A Managed Care Environment
o Jonathan Evans, President & Chief Executive Officer, Safe Harbor Behavioral Health
o David Covington, LPC, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer, Crisis Access, LLC
o Lori Ashcraft, Ph.D., Executive Director, Recovery Education Center, Recovery Innovations
o Sun Vega, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

• ACOs & Specialty Care – Where Do Specialists Fit?
o Diana Knaebe, MSW, President & Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Behavioral Health Center
o Philip Oravetz, M.D., MPH, MBA, Medical Director, Accountable Care, Ochsner Health System
o John F. Talbot, Ph.D., Vice President for Integration Product Development, Jefferson Center for Mental Health

More information on The 2014 OPEN MINDS Planning and Innovation Institute can be found online at: www.openminds.com/pii. Discounted registration is now available:

• Individual Registrations: $495 (A Savings Of $200)
• 3-Person 'Group' Registrations: $1,350 (A Savings Of $375)
• 6-Person 'Team' Registrations: $2,250 (A Savings Of $450)

OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence firm specializing in the sectors of the health and human service industry serving individuals with complex support needs: mental health; addiction treatment; children & family services; intellectual & developmental disabilities; chronic disease management; long term care; social services; correctional health care, reentry & diversion; and juvenile justice.

Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 75+ associates believe by providing the latest market intelligence and management best practices to organizations serving the health and social support needs of the most vulnerable consumers, those organizations will be better able to provide efficient and effective services. Learn more at www.openminds.com.

CONTACT: For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Jennifer Gelman, Marketing Manager, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or openminds@openminds.com.

Source: Open Minds