2016 Past Programs and Presentations



November 16, 2016 - Transition from Wellness to Well-Being, Strategic Employer Implications

David Atkinson, PwC

Mike Thompson, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions


October 19, 2016 - HBCH Annual Benefits Benchmarking Program

Steven Hoffman, Higginbotham - Houston Healthcare Cost & Benefit Trends

Jason Mahler, Aon Hewitt - Health Care Industry Trends


September 21, 2016 - The National Diabetes Prevention Program: A Proven Employer Strategy

Lynette Rogers, RN, CED, EMT, Regional Medical Liasion, Medical Affairs Diabetes & Obesity, Novo Nordisk - Cities Changing Diabetes: An Update

Dr. Nicole Hare-Everline, City of Houston - USPSTF Screening Guidelines

Peggy Sczepanski, Dow Chemical - National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) @ Dow

Dr. Carolyn Jasik, Omada Health

Elise Cazes, Group Benefits Administrator, State of Louisiana, Office of Group Benefits - Addressing Obesity and Healthcare Costs with Omada Prevent


June 9, 2016 - Employer Navigational, Transparency & Consumerism Tools

Robin Mansur, Greater Houston Healthconnect - Reducing the Cost of Providing Medical Benefits

Dr. Stephanie Kreml, Accordion Health - New Machine Learning-Based Tool to Manage Population Health

Jessica Van der Wal, Castlight - Overview of Castlight Health: Driving Engagement in Your Benefits

Castlight - The Importance to Empower People to Make the Best Choices for their Health

Missy Jaeger, Quantum Health - The Importance of Consumer Navigation and Care Coordination

Jody Young, Higginbotham - The Importance of Transparency, Prevention and Pathways


May 24, 2016 - The Employer's Specialty Pharmaceutical Dilemma - Challenges & Opportunities

MBGH - National Employer Initiative on Biologics and Specialty Drugs

Brenda Motheral, RPh, MBA, PhD - Not Available at Request of Presenter

John Watson, PharmD, BCBSTX - The Big Picture: An Insurer's Perspective on Prescription Drugs

Angela Ward, Rph, MSB, FACHE, Memorial Hermann - Specialty Pharmacy

Ben Slen - Specialty Pharmacy Management

Katy Wong, RPh, MBA, Cigna - Connected Across Pharmacy and Medical. To Take You Further.

Gaye Fortner - Fire on the Mountain - Understanding the Managing Specialty Pharmacy Costs

John Miller - The NBCH PBM Assessment, A Cross-PBM RFI

May 10, 2016 - The New Value in Employer Health Centers & Services

Larry Boress, Executive Director, National Association of Worksite Health Centers& CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health - Overview of and Value of Employer Health Centers

Dawn Walburg Coker, Senior Director of Human Resources, LaGrange College (GA) - Employer Case Study

Dr. Todd Hamel,  Associate Health Director, Dow Chemical - Not Available at Request of Presenter

Julie Griffith,  Manager, Employee Medical Clinic and Wellness, Texas Children's Hospital - Emploiyer Case Study

Sophie Rydin, Vice-President, HCSS - Employer Case Study



February 11, 2016 - Mutual Accountability in Employer-Sponsored Health Care. Does Your Health Plan and Health Care System Support This Proven Strategy?

Mr. Robert Smith & Dr. Scott Conard - Mutual Accountability, What It Looks Like/Why It Matters

Dr. Scott Conard - An Overview of Population Health Management

Mr. Jeff Greene - The Mutual Accountability Program (MAP)

Dr. Patrick Carter - Physicians and Patients in the Accountable Care Model

David James, MD, JD, CPE - Consumer/Employer Solutions for Primary Care 2.0

Julia D. Andrieni, MD, FACP - Houston Methodist Population Health Management, A Value-Based Healthcare Delivery Model