Pre-Seminar Presentations

Day One Monday October 22
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Executive Seminar

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

Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, EdM, Senior Associate, has more than 30 years of experience in the health and human service field. In this tenure as senior associate with OPEN MINDS since 1998, he has served as lead of dozens of client initiatives, served as editor of OPEN MINDS publications, and is the author of many groundbreaking articles and presentations.

Mr. Naughton-Travers brings to OPEN MINDS a broad range of experiences in private and public sector delivery of behavioral health and social services. He started his career as a behavioral health clinician, working in both child welfare and community mental health clinic settings. Subsequently, Mr. Naughton-Travers held a senior business operations management position for a psychiatric hospital system and its community mental health clinics.  Later, he was vice president of a firm specializing in information systems and billing and receivables management for community-based mental health programs.

Since joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Naughton-Travers has developed business solutions for provider and professional organizations, state and county government, technology companies, and venture capital firms. His primary areas of expertise include strategic planning and metrics-based management, electronic health record (EHR) and technology selection and implementation, operations improvement, and corporate compliance. For the past decade, over half his consulting practice has focused on aiding organizations in technology selection and implementation, including all aspects of strategic technology planning, functional specifications development, request for proposal development, vendor selection, and contracting.

He has written numerous articles, including “Winning the Human Resource Wars: Tried, True and New Strategies for Behavioral Health and Social Service Organizations,” “Five Pillars of Management Competency,” “Data Driven Decision Making: Moving to an Organizational Measurement Culture,” “Survival of the Smartest: What is Your Organization’s Information Literacy IQ?,” and “Strategic Human Resource Management: Aligning Compensation with Employee Performance and Organizational Strategy.” Mr. Naughton-Travers is also a nationally recognized speaker, having conducted hundreds of executive and professional executive training events around the nation.

Mr. Naughton-Travers received his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio and his Masters’ of Education in Counseling Psychology from Boston University.


Wyatt Delaney, MAIOP

Senior Consultant, OPEN MINDS

Wyatt Delaney, MAIOP, brings his education and knowledge of industrial and organizational psychology practices to the OPEN MINDS team. Mr. Delaney specializes in training evaluation and development, statistical analysis, and research methods.

Mr. Delaney joined the OPEN MINDS consulting practice in June 2016. He currently provides his expertise to support a number of initiatives through project management, content development, and data analysis.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Delaney was a Graduate Research Assistant at West Chester University. In this role, Mr. Delaney assembled, analyzed, and assessed extensive meta-analysis databases, conducted internet-based and library research, interpreted accuracy and validity of data, and developed and implemented research quality control procedures.

Mr. Delaney also served as a Training and Development Specialist during an internship with Oberthur Technologies. In this role, Mr. Delaney engineered and implemented training programs that reduced training time by over 80%. In addition, Mr. Delaney developed training documents, methods, and work instructions, created and managed training databases, and fostered and facilitated training standards to trainer technicians across three shifts.

Mr. Delaney is a co-author of “Perceptions Of Sexual Harassment: Investigating The Role Of Cultural Values”, a paper accepted by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Mr. Delaney received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shippensburg University and a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from West Chester University.