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Wellness Outcomes Measurement -- for Card-Carrying Grown-Ups

Wellness Outcomes Measurement -- for Card-Carrying Grown-Ups
November 7, 2012 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Al Lewis, Author(Disease Management Purchasing Consortium)
Have you ever wondered whether those ROIs that vendors and consultants show you for wellness and disease management are even remotely accurate? Well, you can wonder no longer: Most of the numbers are made up.

Al Lewis, author of the critically acclaimed new book Why Nobody Believes the Numbers: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in Population Heath Management, will confirm the doubts of a growing chorus of realists with many enlightening and sometimes hilarious examples of employers whose stellar results were simply miscalculated, along with a rogue’s gallery of vendors and consultants whose “results” are fictional to the point of mathematical impossibility. In one case, a major vendor is shown blatantly lying, specifically to fool consultants and HR executives.

This is happening to you too, not just to others. Today you are spending a lot of money on these programs and incentives, in order to avoid preventable health-sensitive medical events that increase claims cost and reduce productivity. Yet not only has your vendor or consultant never measured your change in health-sensitive medical events, but no vendor or consultant has ever even made a list of health-sensitive medical events to measure.

That doesn’t stop them from claiming savings -- many vendors and consultants will just credit the wellness program for a reduction in the trend of health expenses, because in their view wellness dramatically reduces health spending across the board. But when was the last time you or anyone you know incurred an ER visit or hospital stay that could have been avoided if you by completing a health risk assessment and talking to a coach?

This webinar is not “an alternative view of wellness outcomes” – it’s a proof. The webinar will show corporate executives exactly why vendors and consultants dramatically overstate the impact of these programs, leading you to over-spend on vendors and consultants and incentives.

Further, Al is offering both a $10,000 reward to anyone who can find an invalidating mistake in this proof (see his website for details), and/or a free Wellness Savings Calculator (normally $99) to any HR executive who, following this webinar, still thinks their vendor or consultant is correct in showing massive savings.

How to solve the problem? This webinar will also provide the tools for HR executives to estimate the impact of wellness on their own, without relying on vendors or consultants, using the Seven Rules of Plausibility described in Why Nobody Believes the Numbers. You will learn how to:

• Distinguish valid from invalid results
• Measure risk reduction validly in your organization
• Tie reductions in risk to reductions in health-sensitive medical events
• Present and defend your findings to the CFO
• Ask the right questions of your vendor and consultant…and know when you’re getting the right answer
• Write RFPs and contracts that prevent vendors from taking advantage of you

Further, this webinar counts towards professional certification in Critical Outcomes Report Analysis, the field’s only recognized credential in wellness/disease management analytics. Putting a staff member(s) through this certification will end your reliance on others for calculating outcomes.

The bubble for wellness savings claims is already bursting. Read what CEO of The Leapfrog Group, arguably the most prestigious think tank/advocacy organization in health care, has just said about highly suspect wellness ROIs . Once a few more leading-edge CFOs read Al’s book (or related articles by other thought leaders) and start asking uncomfortable questions to the HR Department. By attending this webinar, HR executives will take the first step in answering them. HR Executives will see that those wellness vendors -- and the brokers and consultants who enable them -- have, in the immortal words of the great philosopher Ricky Ricardo, a lot of 'splaining to do.

Who Should Participate
HR EVP, VP/Director of Benefit, Wellness Coordinators, Anyone Who Measures Outcomes or Who Has “Finance” in Their Titles, Benefits Consultants, Vendors of Wellness and Disease Management
What You Will Learn
  1. Why ROIs from these programs are invariably far overstated by vendors and consultants
  2. What these programs really save, over what time frame, at what cost
  3. How you can estimate your own outcomes without fancy math or consultants…and without relying on vendors
Recommended Resources
Why Nobody Believes the Numbers: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in Population Health Management, the critically acclaimed expose of vendor and consultant outcomes measurement, and their incentives to overstate your ROIs (John Wiley & Sons, 2012). The introduction may be downloaded Click here
Workforce Management (Time & Attendance)
Performance Management
Workforce Planning and Analytics
Predictive Modelling
HR Metrics Implementation
Medical Benefits
Consumer-Directed Healthcare (CDH)
Self-Directed Healthcare (SDH)
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs)
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO)
Private Fee For Service (PFFS)
Topical Health Issues
Healthcare Legislation and Compliance
Employee Wellness
Presented by
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Al Lewis
Disease Management Purchasing Consortium

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Disease Management Purchasing Consortium
Procurement and Outcomes/ROI services for disease management and wellness and value-based purchasing
File List
Name Comment Rating
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Railcar Management Inc
2 / 5
Poor Presentation
Image of Carol Carter, MS, PHR Carol Carter, MS, PHR
Jps Health Network
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Lori Palmeri Lori Palmeri
National Jewish Health
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Cathy Loudon Cathy Loudon
Horizon Hospitality Associates
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Sue Smythe Sue Smythe
Hewlett Packard
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Ellen Bavaro Ellen Bavaro
Ulta Beauty
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Katie Brisley-Logue Katie Brisley-Logue
YAI/NIPD Network
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Sherrie Dean Sherrie Dean
K Hovnanian Enterprises Inc
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Jarrod Hough Jarrod Hough
Volkswagen of America Inc
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Andrew Clark Andrew Clark
2 / 5
Poor Presentation
Image of Rondette Amoy Smith, PHR Rondette Amoy Smith, PHR
Success Academy Charter Schools
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
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Natixis North America
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Scott Sweeney Scott Sweeney
Novatel Wireless Inc
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Nancy Adams Nancy Adams
Triumph Packaging Group
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Lauryn Sires Lauryn Sires
Moving Minds and Bodies LLC
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Eric Dixon Eric Dixon
Metalsa S De Rl
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Ben Mullins Ben Mullins
Spectrum Brands, Inc
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Pami Maugham Pami Maugham
FedSys Inc
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Nick Bakios Nick Bakios
Darden Restaurants Inc.
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Jane Gallant Jane Gallant
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Bethany Kaplan, PHR Bethany Kaplan, PHR
The University Of Iowa
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Patricia Simon Patricia Simon
Luther Home of Mercy
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of John McAteer John McAteer
McAteer Consulting Limited
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Paula Taufer Paula Taufer
Westminster College Salt Lake City
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Jaynie Dieckmann Jaynie Dieckmann
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Rachael Grile Rachael Grile
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Could I have the powerpoint? 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Katherine Naranjo Katherine Naranjo
Matthews Benefit Group, Inc
Mr. Lewis is a quite enthusiastic speaker! 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Kathy Maurer Kathy Maurer
Iasis Molecular Sciences
Thank you I will be listening to this again in the archives. 5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
The presentation was given to quickly - felt like being sprayed with a firehose! 3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Miriam Berger Miriam Berger
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