Gettysburg, PA, June 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS has announced Sunil Budhrani, M.D., MPH, MBA, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Innovation Health and Michael Golinkoff Ph.D., MBA, President & CEO & Senior Vice President, PerformCare & AmeriHealth Caritas as the keynote speakers of The 2018 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute. This year’s institute will focus on how executives of organizations serving complex consumers can thrive in a market focused on outcomes and performance. The Institute will return to the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from October 22-24, 2018.

Michael Golinkoff, Ph.D., M.B.A., is the President of PerformCare, a behavioral health care subsidiary of AmeriHealth Caritas. In addition, Dr. Golinkoff is the Senior Vice President for AmeriHealth Caritas, focusing on behavioral innovation to address medical issues in the populations served by AmeriHealth Caritas. He has nearly 30 years of clinical and medical management experience. Dr. Golinkoff holds a Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his pre- and post-doctoral internship and fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Sunil Budhrani, M.D., MPH, MBA, is the Chief Medical Officer for Innovation Health, a health plans partnership between Aetna and INOVA Health System, one of the largest health systems in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, serving over two million consumers per year. The two organizations jointly own the health plan, which provides commercial and Medicare advantage plans in Northern Virginia and is designed to better coordinate care for health plan beneficiaries. Dr. Budrani, a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, will be speaking about how advancements in telemedicine are shaping the future of service delivery in the health care market and how Innovation Health is utilizing technology to spur greater physical and behavioral health integration.

“We’re thrilled to be able to feature two prominent industry thought leaders as our keynote speakers at this year’s institute. Both bring a unique perspectives based on extensive experience in the health plan market; they will provide specific examples of how their health plans are utilizing technology and offer their perspectives on the future of care delivery,” said Sarah C. Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS. “Our keynote speakers will kick off an information-packed agenda designed to give executive attendees critical knowledge on the emerging technologies that are changing the financing and delivery of consumer services.”

The Institute will feature over 30 innovative sessions, including didactic educational sessions; panel discussions with industry thought leaders; and case model learning sessions featuring innovative organizations and programs. The institute will feature an intensive one-day summit focused on exploring successful innovative treatment programs for consumers with complex support needs, Emerging Consumer Digital Technologies: An OPEN MINDS Summit, as well as two executive seminars:

To see The 2018 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute complete agenda, visit:

Individual and group registration for The 2018 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute is now available. We recommend registering early, as seating is limited and registrations are expected to sell out. You can register online at:

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


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Tim Snyder