Boeing, Microsoft’s Health Promotion Programs At World Health Care Congress, Apr. 21-23, Wash. Dc

Xerox, Black and Decker, EMC, IBM, Healthways to join roster of senior level executives for Employer SVP, HR and Corporate Medical Director Summit to promote latest in employee health, reducing costs and improving productivity.
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March 26, 2008 - PRLog -- Rick Stephens, SVP of Human Resources and Administration at Boeing Corp, will join top human resources and employee benefits leaders from Fortune 500 companies, including  Microsoft and Xerox, to address the latest challenges facing health care and the workplace at the 5th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 21-23 in Washington., D.C. – Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

The congress, which convenes senior-level executives from across the health care industry, will include a special three-day Employer SVP, HR and Corporate Medical Director Summit that will feature presentations on Boeing’s strategy for controlling chronic care and using its leverage to align purchasing of $2.1 billion in health care spending and how Microsoft, Healthways and Toyota are implementing health promotion and clinical prevention programs to achieve measurable productivity gains. Complete program guide or to register for a media pass visit

Key sessions include:

1. Charting a New Course for Employers —New Models for Employer Leverage and Employee Engagement
Wednesday, April 23, 9:15 a.m.

Rick Stephens, SVP, Human Resources and Administration, Boeing Corp.
E.J. (Ned) Holland, SVP, Human Resources, Embarq
   How Boeing uses its leverage to align purchasing of over $2.1 billion in health care
   Strategies to work with employees to manage demand, specifically for high cost conditions of diabetes, coronary care, obesity, back pain and smoking
   Employee engagement approaches and shifting mindset for shared responsibility

2. Controlling Chronic Care through New Delivery Models and Ground Breaking Rules
Wednesday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.

Pamela French, Director of Global Employee Benefits, Boeing Corp.
   Boeing's progressive implementation of a chronic care delivery model that applies lean manufacturing to physician practice operations for evidence-based chronic care treatment
Partnership terms for three physician clinics and financial incentives for physicians to enroll patients and develop patient care teams

Overcoming challenges in achieving over 50% participation rate in the first year and future expansion plans

Implementing Health Promotion and Clinical Prevention Programs to Achieve Measurable Productivity Gains
Wednesday, April 23, 10 a.m.

Cecily Hall, Director of US Benefits, Microsoft
Dexter Shurney, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Healthways
Ford Brewer, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Toyota North America

How purchasers apply ROI methodologies to health promotion efforts and measure wellness outcomes

Calculating health status measures and risk reduction for attributable risks and effective screening measures

Integration strategies for DM and wellness programs and measuring value to produce better outcomes

4. Employee-Centric Benefits for Prevention and Improved Care Management
Monday, April 21, 2:25 p.m.  

Raymond J. Brusca, JD Vice President, Benefits, The Black & Decker Corporation
Benjamin H. Hoffman, MD, MPH, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Waste Management, Inc.

The benefits of employee prevention programs including coverage for unplanned pregnancy

Business case for covering employee contraception as a pharmacy benefit vs. medical benefit

The pros and cons of care management and the business model for disease management programs

Implementing a new model for chronic care management
Exploring the relationship between workplace and offsite health  

Other topics include:

Purchaser Initiatives Resulting in a Transparent Market and Information Asymmetry
Monday, April 21, 1:20 p.m.

Chairperson – Lawrence Becker, Director of Benefits, Xerox Corporation

Value-Based Purchasing and Transparency
Tuesday, April 22 1:45-3:45

   Dennis White, SVP, Value-Based Purchasing, National Business Coalition on Health
   Laurel Pickering, Executive Director, New York Business Group on Health
   Leslie Behnke, Vice President Six Sigma Business Excellence, CIGNA Corporation

Progressive Care Management and Recontracting Strategies to Contain Cost without Cost Shifting

Tuesday, April 22, 9 a.m.

Other speakers include:
Delia Vetter, Senior Director, Benefits and Programs, EMC Corporation

Jeff Munn, Strategy and Design Leader, Health Management, Hewitt Associates
George Chedraoui, Treasurer, Bridges to Excellence, Global Well Being and Health Benefits Leader, IBM Corporation
Dianne Kiehl, Executive Director, Business Health Care Group

About the 5th Annual World Health Care Congress
The 5th Annual World Health Care Congress  is presented, in part, through the support of Healthways, Humana, ChangeNow4Health, UnitedHealth Group, Health Dialog, Sanofi Aventis, Booz Allen Hamilton, VSP, TriZetto, Microsoft, McKesson, KCI, MasterCard, Boston Consulting, Cognizant, Hewitt, ActiveHealth Management, Aon Consulting, Health Management Corporation and  Best Doctors.

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