8:30 am -
11:45 am

A common barrier to overcome when designing strategies to improve employee wellness is coming to a shared understanding of who is responsible for employee health. Moreover, for well-being programs to work, they must be designed and modified based on individual needs and must account for behavior shifts. Research shows at least 70 percent of our behaviors are shaped by our environment. When Americans spend the majority of their waking hours in the workplace, today’s organizations must change their outlook on health and well-being. In this two part workshop, gain strategies to create sustainable health initiatives that positively impact employee health.

Part I – Workplace Culture and Leadership

  • Understand how organizational leadership across all ranks impacts the health of employees
    • Adapt leadership styles around the 6 dimensions of well-being to make sure employees have a chance to thrive (employees who are excelling in all six dimensions are not only happier, but also have lower medical costs – by more than 40 percent)
    • Align leadership competencies across the organization
  • Learn how career well-being is the primary driver of our overall health and wellness
    • Discover the connection between employee engagement and wellness
  • Assess how your environment is currently helping or hurting employee health
    • Implement cultural, environmental, and programmatic changes to provide employees the tools and resources they need to improve their health

Part II – Program Strategy and Design

  • Discuss scientific approaches to wellness program design
    • What does research say? What types of wellness programs work and what don’t?
    • Study your population
      • Survey employees
      • Determine data sources
      • Learn how to effectively acquire and analyze data
    • Understand key requirements to launch a wellness program from start to finish
      • Discuss internal discussions with teams such as legal, finance, real estate, benefits
      • Determine engagement strategies to maximize reach
  • Examine performance metrics to measure the impact of wellness programs
Kathryn Nermoe
Kathryn Nermoe
Corporate Wellness Director
Sanford Health Plan

Julie Paris
Julie Paris
Wellness Program Specialist
Akamai Technologies

There is a 30 minute coffee and networking break from 10:00 am – 10:15 am

2:00 pm

It’s a steep learning curve when getting started in the world of telehealth. Between the reimbursement needs, staffing challenges, technology infrastructure, and just industry jargon, organizations and staff have a lot to consider. Even well-established telehealth programs face this challenge as they bring in new service lines into the fold. In this workshop, take a crash course on everything you need to know to start talking telehealth.

Understand Key Terms and Topics in Telehealth

  • Discuss important policies and regulations that will shape your strategy
  • Explore funding opportunities and the business case behind telehealth programs
  • Address credentialing issues that create barriers to implementing telehealth programs

Communicate Key Concepts to Telehealth-Novices in Your Organization

  • Identify where to start when bringing telehealth to new service lines
  • Educate staff on the biggest barriers and considerations when launching into telehealth
  • Navigate the waters between established programs and new launches under one roof
Eric Cannan
Eric Cannan
Senior Director, Telehealth
Mount Sinai Health System

Brian Wayling
Brian Wayling
Executive Director, Strategy and Development Services Intermountain Connect Virtual Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare

There is a 30 minute coffee and networking break from 3:35 pm – 4:05 pm