Executive Development Workshops



Emerging Consumer Digital Technologies: An OPEN MINDS Summit & Showcase

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Can health and human service organizations have a great consumer experience that does not have a digital component? Increasingly, the answer to that question is “no.” Even for the most personal of experiences (dating, banking, shopping, etc.), Americans now expect convenient tech-enabled solutions for all of their activities.

As consumers’ adoption of digital technology in their health service continuum increases, the demand for, and sustainability of, traditional models of service delivery will decrease. Executives need a proactive plan to integrate these new digital technologies into their service system—to both increase consumer preference for their services and decrease service cost.

This summit will review the emerging trends in consumer treatment technologies, explore the new digital treatment options, and discuss how executives of provider organizations can incorporate new technologies into their strategy.

  Darryl Donlin, LCSW, MBA, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


How To Find The Right Electronic Health Record: The OPEN MINDS Seminar On Best Practices In EHR Selection & Contracting

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Electronic health record systems (EHRs) are a big investment and choosing the right system can make or break any organization. Making the right choice to gain a return on investment requires a thorough understanding of your organization’s goals, a clear budget and timeline, and a detailed action plan. This essential seminar will guide you through a step-by-step process for selecting an EHR that fits all your organization’s needs. The seminar will cover:

  • Steps for vetting vendors and their products and services
  • Budgeting for EHR software and implementation
  • Ensuring best value and performance in contract negotiating

  Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, EdM, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS


How To Make The Right Tech Investments For Your Organization: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar To Technology Budgeting & Planning

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm

As technology takes a more central role to strategy, competitive advantage, and sustainability for health and human service organizations, it brings new issues for executive teams to grapple with: What technology to invest in? How much to spend on technology infrastructure? Who is responsible for technology purchasing, technology implementation, and technology optimization? The strategy questions are big ones. And the range of available technologies and tech-enabled functionality that shape and support strategy is large and growing rapidly. In this session, we’ll cover the big challenge facing executives as they lead their organization on the path to a tech-driven future, including:

  • How to develop a technology strategy that aligns with your organization’s strategic plan
  • How to establish a technology budget that allows your organizations to meet its strategic goals
  • How to apply best practices in technology selection, implementation, and optimization

  Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS