Open Minds

June 13, 2016 14:06 ET

OPEN MINDS to Kick-Off California Management Best Practices Institute With Discussion on Optum's Telemental Health Initiative

GETTYSBURG, PA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - OPEN MINDS announced that Deb Adler, Senior Vice President, Network Strategy, Optum Behavioral Health will deliver the opening keynote address, "The Future Of Telehealth In Managed Care: Exploring Optum's California Telemental Health Initiative," at The 2016 OPEN MINDS California Management Best Practices Institute. This two-day executive education event will be held on August 24-25, 2016 at the Marriott Mission Valley Hotel in San Diego, California.

As Senior Vice President, Network Strategy, Ms. Adler is responsible for coordinating all recruitment, credentialing and contracting for a network of over 80,000 providers, assuring members have access to quality providers and a broad continuum of care. Together with her robust team, she has facilitated innovative network programs, including implementing tele-psychiatry programs to address member access needs and developing credentialing and operational requirements to incorporate peer- and family-run organizations as part of the array of network services.

Powered by OPEN MINDS' expertise in industry trends and best practices, The 2016 OPEN MINDS California Management Best Practices Institute is designed to help executives prepare their organizations for the system challenges facing the health and human service market and give organizations all the tools they need to develop a sustainable business model, built for long-term success. This year's institute is focused on providing the business best practices executives need to reinvent their organization for success during a time of system transformation.

"An evolving market requires reinvention -- and no market is evolving as quickly as California," explains Monica E. Oss, OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer. "OPEN MINDS is excited to host this event focused exclusively on the challenges facing California -- and the solutions executives need to build stronger, more competitive, high-performing organizations."

Additional information about The 2016 OPEN MINDS California Management Best Practices Institute, including the full agenda, can be found online at:

Discounted registration for The 2016 OPEN MINDS California Management Best Practices Institute are available through July 11, 2016. Seating is limited, and registrations will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register online or download a registration form, visit

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 and family services; intellectual and developmental disabilities; chronic disease management; long term care; social services; correctional health care, reentry and diversion; and juvenile justice.

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