Innovations in Voluntary Benefits Reshaping the Benefits Landscape

On the final day of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, Robert Shestack, Chairman of the VBA, hosted a roundtable discussion featuring Edward Sutton, Manager, Benefits Solutions – LifeLock Inc.; Tom Wamberg, Chief Executive Officer – Wamberg Genomic Advisors; and Christy DeFrain, VP, Sales & Account Management – Purchasing Power. They represent three companies providing new voluntary benefit products changing our idea of what these plans can offer.

Ed Sutton began the forum by explaining the need for this benefit, especially after the recent Equifax.

Startup Pitch Competition Launched: Market Disrupt

HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION®, the premiere gathering of stakeholders and key players in benefits innovation, employer healthcare plans, and funding disruption today announced an exclusive “Market Disrupt”, a startup pitch event that will hold during their annual global event on October 28-29 in Orlando, Florida.

The event is aimed at driving innovation and creating a paradigm shift in the healthcare space. This event will play host to brilliant minds in the healthcare and wellness industry, providing startups with exposure, funding, and the requisite network to advance their ideas and business.

Global Healthcare Resources, the organizer of the Healthcare Revolution conference, will assess thousands of startups and select individuals and companies with the most disruptive and innovative ideas that will revolutionize the healthcare technology scene. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to decide their audiences, they can pitch their ideas to investors, employers, insurers, and other stakeholders in the industry who will help bring those ideas to light.

Some of the select judges include Jessica Zeaske, Director of Health Investments, GE Ventures; Lee Lewis, AVP & Managing Director, Innovation Lab Practice, Arthur J. Gallagher; Ronald Leopold, Chief Medical Officer, Lockton; Jonathan Edelheit, Chairman & Co-Founder, Global Healthcare Ventures; and Renee-Marie Stephano, Co-Founder & CEO, Global Healthcare Resources, among others.

HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION® provides a unique opportunity for startups to network, receive insights and core business strategies from industry key players, and access funds. A “Startup Row” will be designated in the exhibition hall where startups can locate and pitch their ideas and business during the event. The can also schedule direct meetings with investors, prospective customers, and other startups using the networking software available in the event.

Companies interested in Market Disrupt™ can visit here to apply. Deadline for submitting applications is September 30.

Read the full press release.

 

Are you ЯEVOLUTIONizing health tech? GE, American Airlines, and Global Healthcare Accreditation are…

Healthcare is on the cusp of a dramatic transformation, one that will improve lives all over the globe. The evolution of healthcare delivery inevitably requires technology solutions and interoperability along with user friendly add-ons and interfaces to keep us fully and intimately engaged.

 

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate and new innovations have taken over our lives; from the cloud to mobile, explosion analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), wearables, and HR Technology is undergoing one of the most disruptive periods in history, according to Deloitte.

 

Here are some of the disruptive speakers contributing to HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION:

 

  • Tchernavia Rocker – Vice President & CHRO, Harley Davidson
  • Nicole “Nikki” Fried – Marijuana Advocate & Florida Agriculture & Consumer Services Commissioner Nominee
  • Alejandro Cambiaso, Cleveland Clinic
  • Dr. Josh Luke – Healthcare Futurist, Former Hospital CEO and Best-Selling Author “Health-Wealth: 9 Steps to Financial Recovery”
  • Tim Isenhower – Director of Benefits at HSM
  • Dr. Peter Lee – Global Medical Director, General Electric
  • Erik Sossa – Vice President, Global Benefits & Wellness, PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Nizar Zein, American Hospital, Istanbul
  • Richard Weiss – CFO, Southeast Region, Aetna
  • Dr. Diana Han – Chief Medical Officer, GE Appliances
  • Jason Russell – Director, North American Total Rewards, SAP
  • Tom Vertich – Benefits Strategy Manager, American Airlines
  • Ashley Bacot – Director of Risk Management, Rosen Hotels & Resorts

 

And behind every high performing organization lies the “secret sauce” of adoption, personalization, and engagement. That’s why HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION brings in Employers to talk about this transformation and how they each serve as a change agent to drive solutions into the hands, and hearts, of their employees. Some of these solutions include:

 

  • Telemedicine and Telehealth
  • mHealth Technology
  • Population Health Management Tech
  • Medical Travel Accreditation
  • HR Solutions the Cloud & Software
  • Mobile-enabled HR
  • Systems of employee engagement
  • Health & Well-being Tools, Systems & Apps
  • Cybersecurity concerns and solutions
  • And many more…

 

Join Us at HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION and Transform the Business of Health with Us!

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“The World Medical Tourism Congress was one of the best conferences I have attended.”

Abdallah Hindawi is Partner at MediMantra Middle East, North Africa & GCC attended the 2017 WMTC in Los Angeles as a speaker. Here is what he had to say:

“For me it was a great opportunity to be a speaker and share my experience about Medical Tourism. I will continue my participation with the WMTC. I will be in Orlando in 2018 and hope to see you all there!”

Don’t take our word for it, watch the video above and hear for yourself what Abdallah has to say in his own words.

 

Engagement Strategies for an Effective Employer; Provider Bundled Payment Partnership

Chip Burgett, Director, Contracting – Global One Ventures, LLC; Michael B. Larsen, Executive Director – Municipalities Colleges and Schools Insurance Group (MCSIG); and Tom Wilson, CEO – Monterey Peninsula Surgery Centers (MPSC) spoke at the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress about how they partnered  to effectively engage plan members to utilize bundled surgery rates for substantial savings to the plan sponsors and plan members. Both organizations operate in the Monterrey, CA area. MCSIG developed unique incentives for plan members to utilize the program and MPSC deployed a strategy to identify and communicate with MCSIG plan members and alert them to the benefit incentive opportunities.

Mr. Larsen spoke about MCSIG’s history. They were founded in 1982, and before implementing bundled payments with MPSC, had 8,000 attendees on an Anthem PPO plan in 2015. Their medical costs were 40 to 80 percent over the national average, and 20 to 30 percent higher than the average of California’s other large cities Los Angeles and San Francisco.  To help manage these costs, they moved to a direct contracting model.

They saved $1.2 million in surgical costs in 2015 and improved their outcomes. Because they still had their PPO, and some employees were still using their traditional hospital rather than MPSC, they were able to create a natural experiment for outcomes. During this period, 20 surgeries were performed under the PPO, of which 8 had complications. Over that same period, 75 employees used MPSC with a total of zero complications. Zero.

After this success, they went the Anthem and removed preauthorization for surgery centers and added it to hospitals, and then finally cut their surgery center copay in half.

As for MPSC, they see approximately 17,00 cases annually, making them the 6th highest volume surgical provider in California. They have 192 surgeons on staff (95 percent of all surgeons in the county) from 13 specialties — they do not perform heart or brain surgery.  Of their 17,000 surgeries in 2016, they only had 8 complications.

MORE Health Joins the Medical Tourism Congress in LA, Oct. 2 – 4

MORE Health joins the 10th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) in Los Angeles October 2 – 4. At the WMTC, 2,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors from across the world for three days of learning the latest news and information in the industry and networking peers to drive the industry into the future. Attendees will be immersed in an exciting and vibrant environment to spark new ideas helping patients receive the care they need.

If you are involved in handling international patients as a facilitator or care provider or are interested in saving money on your health plan by contracting with hospitals, you cannot afford to miss the insight available at the WMTC. Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • An extensive conference agenda, featuring everything from benefits design to handling the taboo topics in the workplace and everything in between
  • 6th Medical Director Summit, a half-day session bringing together  Medical Directors and Chief Medical Officers from around the world for high-level discussions on the latest trends and challenges in destination medicine and the development of global medical networks
  • The Employer Direct Contracting & Bundled Payment Summit, exploring how leading employers are working directly with providers to better maintain employee health and employer healthcare costs
  • 7th Global Ministerial Summit, where Government Delegates, including Ministers of Health, Tourism, Economic Development, Trade Commissioners, Health Attaches, and Consul Generals, from all over the world to discuss long-term, sustainable results for expansion and growth of their healthcare infrastructure while at the same time addressing the immediate health concerns different countries face.
  • Earn your Certified Medical Tourism Professional® designation live on-site.
  • Keynote Speaker Cat Lee, Head of Culture, Pinterest

About MORE Health

MORE Health’s mission is to offer access to the best physicians in the world when they are needed the most; when you are faced with a critical, potentially life-changing illness, such as cancer or heart disease. Initially delivered as a concierge service to private clients in China, our Chief Executive Officer, Hope Lewis, together with our Chief Technology Officer, Bo Hu, founded MORE Health, Inc. to offer this service to patients around the world. They brought together a world-class technical team to develop our cloud-based Physician Collaboration Platform, then with our Chief Medical Consultant, Dr. Robert Warren, built our team of Physician Specialists; some of the best medical minds in areas such as oncology, neurology, cardiology, and pediatrics.

Our vision is to become the virtual global hospital for serious illness, by providing the highest quality of diagnosis and treatment

About the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

As the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization and think-tank for the medical tourism and healthcare industries, the Medical Tourism Association® develops and implements creative and sustainable strategies for attracting direct foreign investments. The MTA provides advisory services to investors researching the industry and matches these financiers with medical tourism-related projects. www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com

NBN Population Health Joins the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress in LA, Oct. 2 – 4

NBN Population Health joins the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) in Los Angeles October 2 – 4, along with 2,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors from across the world for three days of learning the latest news and information in their industry and networking with peers. Attendees will be immersed in an exciting and vibrant environment to spark new ideas for improving employee health and benefits.

If you are involved in creating and maintaining worksite wellness programs, oversee healthcare reform compliance, offer or sell voluntary workplace benefits or administer a self-funded health plan, you cannot afford to miss the insight available at the EHBC. Highlights of this year’s event include:

About NBN Population Health

The NBN Group’s Population Health Program is designed to achieve the Triple Aim in healthcare. Better patient experience, enhancement of patient health and reduced cost of care. Our team is dedicated to helping insurance companies and employers improve the health of the employees and subscribers they manage.

We use RN Health Coaches, Dietitians, Resource Coordinators and Licensed Clinical Social Workers to support and improve the health of our patients. This team of clinicians ultimately want to encourage and support patients to play a bigger part in their own healthcare and meet their current wellness goals.

About the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving employer healthcare industry, the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) is one of the largest healthcare conferences in the country. Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of the hundreds of one-on-one networking opportunities with registrants from all of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Conferences, providing seven times the traffic and networking for everyone attending the conferences this year. For more information, visit Employerhealthcarecongress.com

Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud Joins the Medical Tourism Congress in LA, Oct. 2 – 4

Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud (HGPS) joins the 10th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) in Los Angeles October 2 – 4. At the WMTC, 2,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors from across the world for three days of learning the latest news and information in the industry and networking peers to drive the industry into the future. Attendees will be immersed in an exciting and vibrant environment to spark new ideas helping patients receive the care they need.

If you are involved in handling international patients as a facilitator or care provider or are interested in saving money on your health plan by contracting with hospitals, you cannot afford to miss the insight available at the WMTC. Highlights of this year’s event include:

  • An extensive conference agenda, featuring everything from benefits design to handling the taboo topics in the workplace and everything in between
  • 6th Medical Director Summit, a half-day session bringing together  Medical Directors and Chief Medical Officers from around the world for high-level discussions on the latest trends and challenges in destination medicine and the development of global medical networks
  • The Employer Direct Contracting & Bundled Payment Summit, exploring how leading employers are working directly with providers to better maintain employee health and employer healthcare costs
  • 7th Global Ministerial Summit, where Government Delegates, including Ministers of Health, Tourism, Economic Development, Trade Commissioners, Health Attaches, and Consul Generals, from all over the world to discuss long-term, sustainable results for expansion and growth of their healthcare infrastructure while at the same time addressing the immediate health concerns different countries face.
  • Earn your Certified Medical Tourism Professional® designation live on-site.
  • Keynote Speaker Pat Wadors, Chief HR Officer, LinkedIn

About Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud

HGPS is a center of multidisciplinary care and one of the top hospitals in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. Our team is prepared to accommodate individual preferences and cultural expectations in all the services we provide. HGPS International department is only certified in DR by the Medical Tourism Association as a center of excellence in International Patient Services (IPSC). HGPS International supports patients from the moment we are contacted. We provide an unparalleled experience along with excellent medical care for each patient.

About the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

As the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization and think-tank for the medical tourism and healthcare industries, the Medical Tourism Association® develops and implements creative and sustainable strategies for attracting direct foreign investments. The MTA provides advisory services to investors researching the industry and matches these financiers with medical tourism-related projects. www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com