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

8:30 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

8:30 am

As health care costs continue to rise, employers must adopt value-based strategies and move toward high-performance care delivery. Direct contracting with providers, if executed the right way, can help employers significantly mitigate costs and optimize care delivery. In this workshop:

  • Deep dive into efficient direct contracting strategies that can significantly reduce health care expenses for purchasers
    • Value-based care models that enable employers to provide quality care
    • How can employer take control of the drug spend?
  • Collaborate with high-value provider organizations
    • Identify and contract with the right providers
    • Discuss contract negotiation strategies that work
  • Scale high-performance models: Address challenges
  • Outside the box ideas to improve quality and decrease the impact of high-value cost drivers
    • Understand the importance of advanced analytics
Brian Klepper
Brian Klepper, PhD
Worksite Clinic Advisors

Lee Lewis
Lee Lewis
Area Vice President and Managing Director, Innovation Lab Practice
Arthur J. Gallagher

T.J. Tedesco
T.J. Tedesco
Co-Founder and Vice President, Customer Experience
VIVIO Health

8:30 am

In this workshop gain strategies to understand your population and launch a worksite clinic that truly focuses on employee health and well-being while controlling costs and creating a culture of health.

  • Know your population: Understand effective strategies to analyze employee needs
  • Invest in data and technology to enhance worksite clinic operations
    • What technology works? What doesn’t?
    • Partner with providers and vendors to ensure seamless data exchange
    • Build a wellness platform the engage employees: Link the wellness platform to the worksite clinic to acquire real-time data and make personalize health decisions
  • Discuss approaches to transform the worksite clinic into a holistic health and well-being center
    • Focus on employee physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral health needs
    • Design evidence-based programs to identify high-risk populations and prevent chronic conditions
  • Measure Performance
    • Gain strategies to measure the ROI and VOI of worksite clinics
    • Identify quality metrics
    • Analyze claims to monitor changes in health care costs
    • Create a scorecard to measure risk
Jonathan Leizman
Jonathan Leizman, MD
Medical Director
Cleveland Clinic At Work

Scott Snyder
Scott Snyder, CPA
Mayfield City School District