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Experts discuss how to control the cost of healthcare


Episode 7: Nelson Griswold, President – BottomLine Solutions

Nelson Griswold puts a spotlight on a key healthcare stakeholder: the employee benefits advisor. An undercurrent of frustration and anger plaguing the industry has prompted more advisors to shift from being passive voices to active advocates of high-value healthcare. In this episode, Griswold explains what these changes look like in the real world, and why these changes spring a much-needed new hope for employers wanting to reduce costs and improve health options. 


Episode 6: The RosenCare Model

Rosen Hotels has made a big splash in employer health care innovation (even earning three Health Value Awards in 2018) and serves as a shining example of the tremendous impact employers can achieve when they make thoughtful, outcome-driven changes to health care management. At the center of today’s discussion is the Rosen Medical Center. Ashley Bacot, President of ProvInsure, and Kenneth Aldridge, Jr., RN, BSN, MS-HSA, Director of Health Services for Rosen Medical Center, discuss the genesis of their primary care clinic and how it’s helped Rosen Hotels cut healthcare costs in half while offering richer benefits to its employees. 


Episode 5: Karen van Caulil, President & CEO of Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value

Health care purchasing coalitions aren’t particularly new, but many are leading the charge in new ideas around managing and purchasing healthcare benefits. One standout group among them is the Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value, led by Karen van Caulil, PhD. This episode shines a light on the innovative initiatives of the organization, including their partnership with Validation Institute, to tackle the challenges many HR professionals face everyday. 


Episode 4: Brian Klepper on High-Value Health Care

High-value health care is more than just a buzzy phrase. It’s the best path for fixing America’s broken health care system. Brian Klepper, PhD, explains the challenges of managing costs in today’s largely fee-for-service health care market and offers up some remedies that can make a big impact on health outcomes and health plan spend. Hint: It involves high-performance health care niches, which includes everything from musculoskeletal management to sleep vendors to claim reviews. 


Episode 3: A Conversation with Population Health Scientist Linda Riddell

We’re bombarded with data and information at work and at home, particularly too-good-to-be-true marketing claims, many of which relate to our most costly and important decisions like health care services. Linda Riddell has made a career of separating fact from fiction by closely examining data sources of health care vendors, ensuring their results align with promised outcomes. In this episode, Linda shares stories of data gone amok, measurement best practices, and the value of a “question everything” approach.


Episode 2: Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify

Jeopardy-meets-health benefits education-meets-Comedy Central…that’s how CEO Al Lewis describes Quizzify.  Quizzify teaches client company employees how to get the care they need while avoiding the “care” they don’t…and does it all in a user-friendly and fun fashion.


Episode 1: RD Whitney & Validation Institute

On the inaugural launch of the Validation Institute podcast series ‘Validation Matters“, we chat with RD WhitneyCEO of Validation Institute. He discusses the genesis of Validation Institute, how we’re working to drive the demand for high-value health care across the industry, and how Validation Institute’s validation and certification programs are making it easier for employers to find high-value health care solutions.