Health and Industry Executives to Keynote at December Consumer Health Conference
Leading Employers Share the Results of Their CDHP and Wellness Initiatives
Contact: Amie Garrett Grayson
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WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- NOVEMBER 22, 2006: The industry-leading Consumer Directed Health Care Conference (CDHCC) and The National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress (NHWPC), co-located at Consumer Health World are featuring executives from a number of companies that have experience with HSAs and other consumer-directed health plans and with successful employee wellness initiatives.


Tuesday, December 12

    Growing and Sustaining the Innovative Enterprise by the CEO of One of Our Most Admired Corporations
    • James Goodnight, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, SAS Institute, Inc.
    A Special Report on the Findings & Recommendations of The Citizens' Healthcare Work Group
    • Randall Johnson, Director, Human Resources Strategic Initiatives, Motorola; Committee Chair, The Citizens' Healthcare Work Group
    Silicon Valley is Invading Medicine
    • Andy Kessler, Author, The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (and Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor
    Leading Politicians Discuss Healthcare Recommendations
    • The Honorable Barack Obama (invited), Senator, Illinois; Governor Rod R. Blagojevich (invited), Governor, Illinois
    Review and Preview of Healthcare Policy
    • Grace-Marie Turner, Founder & President Galen Institute; John Goodman, PhD, President, National Center for Policy Analysis
    • Allan Hubbard (invited), Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Director, National Economic Council; Julie Goon, (invited), Special Assistant to the President
    Changing Consumer Healthcare Behavior and Demands that are Redefining the Market Rules
    • Joseph Coughlin, PhD, Founding Director, MIT AgeLab; Mark Blatt, MD, Director, Healthcare Strategies Intel; Mark Bard, President and Founder Manhattan Research; Joshua Herman, Product Innovation Leader, Acxiom; Kevin Moran, President, Multi-Sponsored Studies, Markitecture; Andrew Rich, Senior Vice President, Client Development, Harris Interactive; Moderator: Mary Furlong, EdD, President, Mary Furlong & Associates, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
Wednesday, December 13
    How Do We Respond to Pandemics and Are We Prepared?
    • Troyen Brennan, MD, JD, MPH , Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aetna, Inc.; Joseph Kvedar, MD, Director, Partners Telemedicine Partners Healthcare; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School; William Winkenwerder, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, Department of Defense; Joxel Garcia, MD, Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization; Toby Merlin, MD Director Division of Partnerships and Strategic Alliances, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Brent Woodworth, Global Operations Manager, IBM Crisis Response Team; Moderator: Bernard Kershner, Chairman, AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement
    The Changing Face of Health Care: Same Players ... Merging Roles
    • Mike Hall, Chief Executive Officer Standard Life Healthcare United Kingdom; Peter Roberts, Group Vice President, Provider Relations and Health Management, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Simmi Singh, Senior Vice President Strategy and Development, Revolution Health Group; Moderator: Michael Samuelson, Vice President of Health and Wellness Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    The Visionary Plan for Consumer-Transforming Technologies
    • Bill Crounse, MD, Global Healthcare Industry Director, Microsoft Corporation; Alfred Moore, President, Fiserv Health Group; Phillip Polakoff, MD, MPH, MEnv.Sc. , National Practice Leader, Clinical Consulting & Lifetime Health Strategy Buck Consultants, An ACS Company; Ivo Nelson, Health Industry Leader, IBM Business Consulting Services; Moderator: Mike Mosquito, President, HealthNovation
    Building a Public-Private Partnership for a Greater Transparency
    • Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Director Healthcare, Technology and Strategic Initiatives, IBM; Roy Ramthun, Visiting Fellow, Council for Affordable Health Insurance; Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Moderator: Neil Trautwein, Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel, National Retail Federation
    Creating New Opportunities in Consumer Health
    • Mary Furlong, EdD, President, Mary Furlong & Associates, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University: Simmi Singh, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development, Revolution Health Group
    The Role of Infomediaries and On-Line Communities
    • Jack Barrette, Category Development Officer, Lifestyle, Health and Medicine, Yahoo!; Nan-Kirsten Forte, Executive Vice President, Consumer Services, WebMD; Matt Koll, General Manager Communities, Revolution Health; Scott Shapiro, Vice President Corporate Communications and Marketing, HealthGrades; Bill Allman, General Manager and Chief Content/Creative Officer, The HealthCentral Network: Moderator: Mike Smith, Michael Smith Business Development

CDHCC & NHWPC Offer Two Full Tracks of Programming & Workshops Dedicated to Issues Affecting the Employer Community
    CDHCC/NHWPC Employer Track Schedule of Programming
    What Employers are Really Looking for in Their Health Plans & Employee Health Management
    • Jeff Munn, Hewitt Associates, LLC
    • Thomas Kess, PhD, Milliman
    • Barry Barnett, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Rich Paul, ValueOptions
    • Moderator: Neil Trautwein, National Retail Federation, Track Chair

    Consumerism: What Progress Thus Far
    • Scott Beeken, American Financial Group, Inc
    • Jody Hunter, Georgia-Pacific
    • Randall Johnson, Motorola; The Citizens' Healthcare Work Group
    • Moderator: Ruth Hunt, Buck Consultants, an ACS Company

    Benchmarking CDHP Success: Controlling for Selection Bias, Plan Variation, Geography and Demographic Differences
    • Thomas Kess, PhD, Milliman

    Patient-Centered Primary Care (Healthcare Employers Want to Buy)
    • Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, IBM
    • Robert B. Doherty, American College of Physicians
    • Larry Fields, MD, American Academy of Family Physicians
    • Moderator: Neil Trautwein, National Retail Federation, Chair

    An Employers Guide to Healthcare Consumerism
    • Jon Comola, Wye River Group on Healthcare
    • Moderator: Neil Trautwein, National Retail Federation, Track Chair

    Total Healthcare Management Takes Off with EOS Airlines
    • Pam Armstrong, EOS Airlines
    • Deborah Stewart, Finity Communications
    • Robin Downey, Aetna, Inc.
    • David Josephs, JPMorgan Chase
    • Moderator: Neil Trautwein, National Retail Federation, Track Chair

    A 'Virgin' Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle
    • Beth Bierbower, Humana
    • Christopher Boyce, Virgin Life Care
    • Moderator: Neil Trautwein, National Retail Federation, Chair

National Health, Wellness & Prevention Congress

Also presented at Consumer Health World is the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress (NHWPC). NHWPC covers what leading employers and their partners are doing to leverage health, wellness, and fitness strategies and programs to lower health costs, absenteeism, and workers compensation claims and improve the health and productivity of employees. Whether you are looking to develop new strategies and programs or test your current executions against those of your peers, NHWPC is the place to contribute, network, and learn.

    NHWPC Schedule of Programming
    The Ethics and Economics of Prevention
    • Michael Samuelson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Track Co-Chair

    Government Employees' Wellness Initiatives - Making an Immediate Impact!
    • Anne Marie Connolly, State of Rhode Island
    • Debbie Lee, Gainesville Health & Fitness Center
    • Moderator: Dave Pickering, Preventure/International Fitness Club, Track Co-Chair

    Getting Ahead of the Chronic Disease Curve: Building a Wellness Program that Works
    • Darren Hodgdon, Healthways, Inc.

    The Future Trends and Opportunities in Medical Wellness
    • George Pfeiffer, MSE, FAWHP, The WorkCare Group
    • Robert Karch, EdD, National Center for Health Fitness
    • Joseph Hullet, MD, ValueOptions
    • Moderator: Christopher Breuleux, PhD, Medical Wellness Association

    Employers' and Health Plans' Results on Employee Wellness and Prevention Initiatives
    • Fred Williams, Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
    • Michael Samuelson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    • Thomas Richards, Consumer-Driven Health, CIGNA Healthcare
    • Moderator: David Pickering, Preventure/International Fitness Club, Track Co-Chair

    Exercise/Fitness: Compelling Outcomes - Making an Impact!
    • Kevin Steele, PhD, Life Time Fitness
    • Casey Conrad, Healthy Inspirations
    • Sean Slovenski, Hummingbird Coaching Services, LLC
    • Roger Jahnke, OMD, Health Action
    • Stephen Tharrett, Club Industry Consulting, Inc.
    • Moderator: David Pickering, Preventure/International Fitness Club, Track Co-Chair

    The Other 80% - Addressing the Insurance and Wellness of Today's Small Business Employer
    • Anthony Gemma, Gem Plumbing
    • Jeff Johnson, Beacon Mutual
    • Ronald S. Leopold, MD, MetLife
    • Moderator: Michael Samuelson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Track Co-Chair

Special Monday, December 11th Workshops for Employers Include:
    Small to Mid-Size Employer Workshops
    Fortune/Information Strategies, Inc.
    • Chair: JoAnn Laing, Information Strategies, Inc.
    • Gold Sponsor: Aflac

    Proven Strategies To Reduce Overall Healthcare Costs
    • William Boyles, Consumer Driven Market Report; Andrew Malinoski, Vested Health; Bill Thomas, PerfectHealthNY; Larry Deegan, American Chartered Bank; Moderator: Don Mazzella, Information Strategies, Inc.

    Innovative Healthcare Options Open to Small to Mid-Size Employers
    • Terry Tullo, New Benefits; Lance Osborne, Aflac; Jerry Ripperger, Principal Financial Group; Daniel Boisvert, Integrated Healthcare; Moderator: Don Mazzella, Information Strategies, Inc.

    Reducing Employee Stress with New CDH Products
    • Phil Micali, bWell International, Inc.; Deborah Stewart, Finity Communications; John Colby, Brick Tower Press; Jim Yocum, DestinationRx; Joe San Filippo, Nationwide Insurance

    Panelists Ideas in 59 Minutes
    • Moderator: Don Mazzella, Information Strategies, Inc.

    Conference Presentation/Workshop - Attracting and Retaining Good Employees: Benefits Turn the Key
    • Lance Osborne, Aflac

CDHP/HSAs Workshops
    Selecting the Right Agent/Broker/Health Plan, Employee Education Ensuring Enrollment Success, Employee Tools and Access to Information
    • Ben Cutler, USHealth Group; Jonathan Edelheit, United Group Program; Scott Stevens, NP Dodge Insurance; John Young, CIGNA; Moderator: Dan Schwartzer, Wisconsin PPO Association

    Best Education and Enrollment Examples
    Tracking and Comparing CDHP Results
    Case Studies
    Beyond Plan Design and Into Health Promotion
    • David Saltzman, Humana, Inc.; Nat Brinn, HSA Bank; Andrew Malinoski, Vested Health; Bob Hopper, Hopper Insurance Services; Moderator: Dan Schwartzer, Wisconsin PPO Association

Addressing the Healthcare Crisis - The Worksite Solution
Co-Chairs: Mary Alice Lawless, Healthy Company 2010, EverythingHealth and Michael Samuelson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    Determining Your ROI and Understanding Your DNA
    • Michael Samuelson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

    Achieving Healthy Company 2010
    • Mary Alice Lawless, Healthy Company 2010, Everything Health; Michael Kaufman, MD, JD, Healthy Company 2010; Marcia Comstock, Wye River Group on Health; Jon Comola, Wye River Group on Health

    Worksite and Corporate Wellness Programs
    • Dave Pickering, Preventure/International Fitness Club Network; Kevin Clair, Health Solutions; Garry Lindsay, MPH, CHES, Partnership for Prevention; Robert Karch EdD, National Center for Health Fitness; Moderator: Mary Alice Lawless, Health Company 2010
  • How Consumers Can Cope in a Consumer-Driven World
  • Consumer-Centric Medicaid
  • The New Healthy Living Consumer - Looking "Outside the Traditional Health Care Box" for Health & Wellness Solutions
  • Legal and Compliance "Hot Button" Issues for HSAs, HRAs and Health Benefit Cards
  • How Brokers/Agents Can Effectively Navigate the CDHC Waters
  • ActiveHealth Management Story
  • Fiserv Health Luncheon Session
  • Banking Strategies in a Consumer-Driven Market
  • Healthcare Blogging Summit 2006 - The New Rules of Marketing
  • The Medical Wellness Summit 2006
  • The Venture Forum at Consumer Health World

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