Bill Crounse, MD, Sr. Director for Worldwide Health, Microsoft Corporation will present a challenging and provocative view of the 5 Global Trends that will change healthcare around the world. Dr. Crounse recently received rave reviews at IHPM's Fourth Annual Puget Sound Forum with sanofi-aventis in Seattle for this presentation.
Bill Bunn, MD, Global Health and Productivity Leader for Navistar International Corporation and Editor-in-Chief of IHPM's peer-reviewed Journal of Health & Productivity, will present just published new research with Harris Allen, PhD, Lecturer at Yale Medical School on the impact of an aging work force on employee health and productivity.
Alberto Colombi, MD, Corporate Medical Director of PPG Industries will present significant new evidence on the relative productivity and financial impact
of cardiovascular disease, alcohol use, and stress levels in the work force at PPG Industries.
Toronto Police Service Deputy Chief Keith Forde
and Denise Balch, President of Connex Health and IHPM's Canadian "partner",will share remarkable results from an ongoing health improvement and culture change initiative
at the Toronto Police Service - the 5th largest police service in North America -
which will serve as a model for similar initiatives in the U.S.
The most tangible and promising community-wide effort to implement the idea of the 24/7 "Medical Home" for families with their PCP is taking shape in Utah, featuring individual care plans that include prevention and self-management of chronic disease to optimize total health and well-being. You will learn about it firsthand from the leaders.
Latest findings will be reported from the Employee Benefits Research Institute, the leading source of research on Benefit Trends in the U.S. and Abroad for U.S.-based multinationals, on the commitment of Corporate America to employee-based health benefits.
Award presentations will be made for IHPM's 9th Annual Corporate Health and Productivity Management Awards as well as the 2nd Annual Value-Based Benefits Awards with new categories of winners.
David Goldblum, MD, a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, will travel to Scottsdale for a reprise of a remarkable "slideless" talk on depression -- a subject central to the overall health
and performance of the modern knowledge-based workplace. Several attendees at the recent Connex/IHPM Sixth Annual Canadian Forum called it
“the best talk they had ever heard by a physician”.
The Track Sessions at IHPM’s recent 4th Annual Health Management Conference in Orlando
were the highest-rated ever, and they will be just as good – and numerous – in Scottsdale.
As the leader in promoting and advancing the field of health and productivity measurement, we will –
of course – have a Measurement Track featuring Harris Allen, PhD, Bill Bunn, MD, Alberto Colombi, MD, Robin Aldieri from Aetna, and Ron Loeppke, MD, from Alere (Matria) Healthcare.
IHPM’s Workplace Center for Metabolic Health, with Founding Sponsor Abbott, has begun sharing the dramatic outcomes in health risk reduction and productivity improvement from its field research at City of Phoenix and at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City. In Scottsdale, attendees also will learn about the proceedings at a special National Consensus Conference on Metabolic Health.
A Health Improvement and Culture of HealthTrack will be chaired, as usual, by Joseph Leutzinger, PhD, President of IHPM’s Academy and Founder and Principal of Health Improvement Solutions.
The International Track, always a special feature of the Annual Conference, continues to grow in stature with the global spread of Health and Productivity Management. Chaired by Wolf Kirsten, President of International Health Consulting in Berlin and IHPM’s European “partner”, the track will feature HPM case studies and trends around the globe – from China, Mexico, Australia and Canada, as well as Europe.
A new track will mark the debut of IHPM’s Workplace Center on Behavioral Health, with Founding Sponsor HealthMedia and Supporting Sponsors Aetna Behavioral Health and CorpHealth.
Track sessions will focus on a spectrum of behavioral health issues – from insomnia to bipolar disorder to alcohol and substance abuse.
The Value-Based Health Management and Benefits Track has become a highly anticipated regular feature of IHPM conferences. Chaired by Steve Priddy and Jack Bastable, it will feature a panel discussion of health plan leaders led by Randy Abbott, Senior Consultant and Practice Leader from Watson Wyatt and a dinner panel discussion among employer winners of the 2nd Annual Value-Based Benefits Awards.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine sessions, chaired by John Weeks (The Integrator Blog) will be included this time in the other tracks. Featured sessions will include reports from an exciting new pain management program at Intel using industrial massage, and a presentation on integrated treatment of cancer.