Gettysburg, PA, May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The April edition of The OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter is focused on best practices in integrated care and features a profile series focused on models of integrated care. The profiles are based on a series of interviews with executives who have implemented integrated care programs within their organization; they include details about each organization’s model of care, how they financed their integration program and its financial sustainability, their plans for the future, and the biggest challenges their organization faced in implementing their integration model. In addition, this issue of the newsletter takes a deep dive into the market trends driving the payer preference for integration, the types of integration models, and the strategic implications of this market shift for specialist provider organizations.

“For all kinds of specialist organizations, the market effects of payer preferences for integration are presenting formidable strategic challenges. The reality is that there is no ‘one-size fits all’ service model for integration at this point, which is why we’re excited to present these first-hand perspectives of executives of provider organizations, that are diving into the challenge of integrated service delivery models,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “As we look ahead at the changing market, every organization in the health and human service system will need to address integration as part of their strategy for sustainability. This issue of The OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter is designed to help our readers sharpen their understanding of the strategic and operational implications of integration.”

An overview of how integration is shaping the market for complex consumers is available at no charge (registration required) in the strategic overview article by Ms. Oss, Integration-Strategic Threat (& Opportunity) For Specialists. The April issue of The OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter, The Integration Issue: An Overview Of Care Coordination Models In Physical & Behavioral Health, is available online for Standard, Premium, and Elite members of The OPEN MINDS Circle. The executive interviews include:

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For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah C. Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or


OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence and strategic advisory firm focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 175+ associates provide market insights and innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at

Tim Snyder