OPEN MINDS To Focus On The Critical Challenges Facing Organizations Serving Complex Consumers in 2015: Payer Relationships, Integrated Care, Evolving Technologies & More Highlight 2015 Editorial Calendar

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Jan. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS released the 2015 Editorial Calendar for its award-winning OPEN MINDS Circle Monthly Management Newsletter via an online announcement from Executive Vice President, Sarah C. Threnhauser. Each monthly newsletter provides an update on the market issues and management best practices for a critical issue facing payer and provider organizations serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs.

The monthly topics in the 2015 editorial calendar include:

  • January: The OPEN MINDS Guide To Building Payer Relationships
  • February: The New Value Equation In Health & Human Services
  • March: The Executive Workforce Issues Shaping Health & Human Service Leadership
  • April: The Shifting World Of Home & Community-Based Services
  • May: How To Use Online Marketing & Social Media To Your Advantage
  • June: Making Integrated Care Work In Today's Health & Human Service Field
  • August: Health Care Reform: Five Years Later
  • September: Serving Justice-Involved Consumers In The Community
  • October: EHRs, Meaningful Use & Health Information Exchange
  • November: Remote Service Delivery In The Digital Age
  • December: An Executive Guide To Technology Planning

"Our motto at OPEN MINDS is that the executive team with the best information is the executive team that is most likely to succeed," said OPEN MINDS, Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss, "our 90+ team members are focused on just that. Bringing the best market intel, the mostly timely coverage, and the most useful management best practices to our subscribers."

The OPEN MINDS Circle Management Newsletter is an integral component of the OPEN MINDS Circle Market Intelligence Service – a suite of tools focused on the needs of executives in the health and human service market verticals serving complex consumers. In addition to the Monthly Management Newsletter, the OPEN MINDS Circle Market Intelligence Service also includes a daily executive briefing, weekly news updates, market intelligence bulletins, annual updates with market metrics for all market verticals—as well as access to an online library of over 50,000 reports, institute presentations, organizational profiles, and more. The market verticals covered in the annual market metrics reports include:

  • Chronic Care Management
  • Disability Supports & Long-Term Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Child & Family Services
  • Intellectual & Developmental Disability Supports
  • Social Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Corrections Health Care

"Nearly every day, the senior team at OPEN MINDS reviews the latest market developments and industry news shaping strategy for organizations serving consumers with complex needs. This past year we saw many developments with far-reaching implications for executives – from the emergence of value-based contracts and new quality rankings and ratings systems, to new technologies and innovative service delivery models," said Ms. Threnhauser. "As we look to the year ahead, we'll continue to explore the market trends and industry challenges that executives are facing, including an in-depth review of the latest performance-based contracting models, an update on health care reform on the five-year anniversary of the legislation's passage, and an exploration of the latest technology innovations shaping service delivery in the digital age."

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Source: Open Minds