This program will explore the latest research and trends in public policy, value-based purchasing, provider pricing and quality measurement through behavioral science concepts. Learn about groundbreaking strategies and innovative insights for better decision making and cost savings now and in the future.
Harvard Medical School faculty and other innovators will present their latest research and findings regarding health benefits, plan design and wellness programs. Attendees benefit from the unique collaboration between employers, health care funds, consultants/service providers, researchers and clinicians.
A Harvard Medical School Executive Education Program for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Plan sponsors utilize a wide array of vendors and partners to deliver benefits and programs to members. Managing these vendors diligently and proactively is a challenge for even the most seasoned benefits professionals. We will focus on best practices for managing procurement of services and highlight how to measure and improve performance over time.
Bundled payment is an important component of a value-based purchasing strategy. However, implementation, administration and evaluation of these programs can be complex. This session will review the research on bundled payment and examine approaches that purchasers have taken to make these programs successful.
Please note that an RSVP is required for this event.
Transportation will be provided.
Growing loneliness and social isolation has precipitated a public health crisis, and the workplace is far from immune. This session will explore how the mental and physical health challenges of loneliness impact cost and productivity of the workforce and what employers can do to address this.
Wellness strategies in the workplace have evolved significantly as employers and other group benefit plan sponsors seek to contain medical spending upstream. This session will help plan sponsors think about the business case for workplace wellness programs as well as how to evaluate vendor claims.
We will review trends in prices, usage, and spending of prescription drugs in the U.S.; examine implications of the prescription drug life cycle and complex pharmaceutical supply chain; and explore differences in prescription drug reimbursement between public and private payers. In addition, we will review upcoming policy changes included in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
The recent insights of behavioral economists and others who study consumer choice and engagement can inform anyone who designs or buys health benefits. This session will examine the insights of behavioral economics and how they are being applied to health benefits decisions, consumer engagement strategies and therapeutic adherence.
Several “tech giants”–Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle–have made major investments in health care. These organizations bring significant financial resources, talent, innovation ability and new ideas to the industry. They could unleash an era of accelerated digital transformation of health care.
This session will review examples of digital transformation in health care, discuss the strategies and impact of the tech giants, identify digital transformation success factors and review how established companies (providers, purchasers, medical equipment companies) should react to the moves of the tech giants.
Learn about the knowledge gaps consumers have to fill in order to make decisions in health care, why shopping tools have traditionally never worked and what new-age tools can do.
Transportation will be provided to and from the event.
Maternal mortality rates have been rising precipitously in the United States, and research shows major disparities in outcomes by socioeconomic status. This session will explore this data and discuss how plan sponsors and purchasers can act to improve these outcomes.
Mergers and acquisitions in the provider sector have been a pronounced feature of the post-ACA landscape, and activity has been accelerating in recent years. This session will examine the research on the implications of consolidation on price and quality.
Factors outside the health system, including socioeconomic status, education, employment and social support networks, make a significant contribution to health outcomes. This session will examine social determinants that are most relevant to employed populations and what purchasers can do to influence or address these issues from a health equity lens.
With the Consolidated Appropriations Act as well as tools such as Sage Transparency, the NASPH Hospital Cost Tool and the Transparency in Coverage data, employers now have more access to their claims data and medical spend than ever before. This session will explore how the 32BJ Health Fund has leveraged data to drive innovation and cost containment efforts. We will look at how to implement “win/win” solutions that benefit the employer and member. Additionally, we will touch on tools available for all employers and how they can leverage them for their own innovation and cost containment.
Industry experts carefully selected by Harvard Medical School faculty will showcase their cutting-edge practices.
“Exceptional content! This program was very thought provoking.
Worth the investment of time and money.”
Mary Lachenbruch Director of Benefits
Montana University System
This program is structured to fit the educational needs of senior-level group health benefit decision makers.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Health Care PolicyHarvard Medical School
Internal Medicine PhysicianMassachusetts General Hospital
We are pleased to have distinguished faculty and expert speakers for this program.
Faculty and Speakers
Limited seats are being offered at this program to foster discussion and allow for optimal access to Harvard Medical School faculty and researchers. Sessions will utilize small group discussion, case study review and faculty-led lecture.
Attendees receive a certificate from Harvard Medical School suitable for framing.
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