Institute Overview


More managed care, more value-based contracting, and more focus on integration and care coordination – all of these factors combined means that the traditional roles of health plans and provider organizations are changing. Health plans are shifting from carve-out by specialty, to carve-out by consumer type; the role of care coordination and population management is moving from health plans to provider organizations; and there is a blurring of the lines between health plans and provider organizations – through acquisitions or gainsharing agreements.

In this changing market, the advantage will go to the organization that can deploy the right combination of innovations in a customized and marketable new solution. But that creation of the “new solution” requires strategy, operational rigor to implement the strategy, and capital to invest – which is where collaboration comes into play. To respond to the payer demand for better coordinated care, organizations need to integrate both innovation and collaboration into their organizational strategy.

Victoria McGhee Smith, M.D., Section Head for Primary Care-Kenner Region & Site Lead for St. Charles Parish Hospital, Ochsner Health System Presenting the keynote address at The 2016 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute

For the past six years, The OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute has helped executives to develop and refine their value proposition, reframe market challenges into opportunities, and build innovation-competent organizations.

This year, our focus is on helping organizations develop innovative collaborations and productive partnerships with the payers, health systems, and care management organizations that are driving the value-based care market. This information-packed two-day event will feature health and human service organizations that have successfully developed strategic alliances and innovative market solutions to gain the competitive advantage.

Join 400+ industry thought leaders, innovators, and market experts this June in New Orleans for a can’t-miss event! Register your team online today!