Webinars

Check out our on-demand and live health care webinars to stay up-to-date on hot industry topics while getting to know Validation Institute better.

Upcoming Webinars

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Cutting Through Chaos: Employers Taking Control of Benefits and Health Care Data

December 1, 2020 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

All employers struggle with managing benefits data. These challenges impose costs on HR organizations, and limit the ability of HR and benefits leaders to execute their plans.

In this webinar, learn from two very different employers, a large and a small employer who share their perspectives about how they are using the same approach to take control over their data. Hear directly from them on how they have been able to:

  • Ensure seamless data aggregation and exchange across vendors
  • Full ownership, and transparent control over data
  • Add and remove vendors without expensive and risky technical integrations
  • Comply with increasingly complex legislation including HIPAA and the 21st Century Cures Act
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Testing, Covid-19, and Modernizing the Diagnostics Industry – Insights from a Health Care Visionary

December 4, 2020 • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET

COVID-19 has drastically changed the way people think about their health, with many now looking for greater control and ease of access to routine testing, screening, and visits for all their health needs.

In our health care system, the path to care begins with a test. And that test is being done by a diagnostic industry that is in desperate need of modernization – not only to manage the pandemic, but to also keep up with changing consumer behavior which prioritizes access, convenience, low cost, and high-quality experience. Learn about one organization’s revolutionary approach to testing and screening. By not being locked into single technologies, supply chains, or regions, hear how they are able to eliminate barriers faced by traditional companies by utilizing an agile network of labs that can flex up and down based on fluctuating demand.

Join industry trailblazer and CEO of BioIQ, Sean Slovenski, in this webcast to learn more about how BioIQ revolutionized the diagnostic testing industry long before COVID-19. As a former Humana and Walmart Health exec, Sean has a history of jumping into big roles right before they crescendo into movements that disrupt industries.

  • Examine how the consumer is changing – and thus, how the diagnostic industry needs to adapt in order to stay relevant
  • Learn about the quickest, safest ways for employers to get back to business
  • Discuss how a data-powered understanding of consumer behavior enables health plans to close gaps in care for vulnerable populations
  • Gain insight, in a time of transformation, what’s on the horizon for the diagnostic testing industry’s role in preventive health care
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Digital Care Platforms: A Strategy to Reduce the Impact of Covid-19 on Addiction and Mental Health

December 8, 2020 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Covid-19 created a crisis that has resulted in massive job loss, housing insecurity, and psychological stress. Many people have turned to substances to cope. A recent survey from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that over 88% of respondents reported an increase in alcohol consumption throughout the pandemic.

These findings coincide with a report from the RAND American Life Panel, which found that there has been a 262% increase in alcohol sales from the previous year. Social distancing and self-quarantines are necessary to reduce the spread of Covid-19. However, it has led to a rise in depression, anxiety, fear, and sadness, all of which are known to trigger relapses for individuals who struggle with substance use disorders (SUD).

The pandemic has also caused additional strain on health care systems and providers. Access to in-person medical assistance is limited, which has created an increased risk for substance users, as they can no longer access traditional means of recovery support. As strategies for providing adequate health care have shifted, technology has evolved to offer comprehensive care via digital care platforms such as digital learning management systems, care management platforms, and peer coaching and support. In this webinar, learn how the utilization of digital care platforms can provide vital insight, education, and recovery-focused resources to those struggling with SUD.

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Health Plan Digital Transformation: How Payers Are Making the Shift

December 9, 2020 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

The current pandemic accelerated health care’s digital transformation, with providers and patients adopting technologies to ensure access to necessary care.  This webinar brings together a variety of perspectives about how health plans are identifying and implementing digital innovations and ensuring sustained adoption.

  • Discuss ways to improve member engagement, experience, and satisfaction to meet the growing and changing needs of individuals faced with a pandemic, a challenging economic climate, and an exacerbation of health inequities
  • Identify and redesign product offerings to break down barriers to better address social determinants of health, mental health, gaps in care, and chronic disease management leveraging digital assets and analytics
  • Explore cloud-first digital health platforms, analytics solutions, AI-driven apps, and engagement tools to fuel a digital transformation
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Employer Direct Contracting Strategies with Clinical Centers of Excellence (COEs): How to Drive High-Value, High-Quality, and Appropriate Care for your Workforce

December 15, 2020 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

The direct contracting model between employers and health systems has become more prevalent across the country as health care purchasers realize the critical role they can play in pushing the boundaries of quality, cost control, and patient-centric care.

And while large employers have traditionally been leading the way with these innovative contracting strategies, self-insured employers of all shapes and sizes – including medium and large employer groups – are now realizing both the clinical and financial benefits of high-value, high-quality care, most appropriate for their employees’ needs.

  • Gain insight into successful direct contracting arrangements – Why do they work, how do they work, and what do you need to do to make them work
  • Describe what makes a Center of Excellence, how to differentiate between one and a “Center of Pretty Good,” and ways COEs have evolved over the years
  • Understand the urgency for creating a direct contracting strategy now to prepare for anticipated health care costs from delayed or avoided care as a result of the pandemic

On-Demand Webinars

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Connected and Resilient: The New and Effective Approach to Employee Engagement

The world has changed significantly in the last few months and every workplace has been impacted. Creating engaging employee experiences has always been relevant; however, now we’re looking at engagement through a very different lens.

True employee engagement means helping your workforce cultivate resilience while ensuring they stay fit and connected. No matter where they are, employees want to feel empowered to care for their health and happiness, and bridge the physical and emotional distance created by COVID-19.

Join this webinar presented by Lorna Borenstein, one of Silicon Valley’s leading female entrepreneurs and founder/CEO of Grokker, Inc. and Will Mayor, Head of Learning & Development at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and learn about what it takes to retain core talent during challenging times through true employee engagement.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

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How Health Plans and Employers Should Use Digital Technology to Efficiently Meet Member and Employee Health Needs of Today

It is no surprise that COVID-19 has prevented or delayed individuals from receiving the health care services they need. Additionally, the mental and emotional effects of the pandemic have affected the overall health and well-being of members/employees.

To ensure every individual including those who are vulnerable or at high-risk receive the care they need at the right place and at the right time, health plans and employers must work together. As more employers turn toward health and well-being initiatives to control rising health care costs and improve outcomes, it is critical for health plans to offer the right services and resources that support their members’ and employer clients’ needs. By deploying virtual tools both health plans and employers can engage and motivate individuals to take control of their health and better manage chronic conditions. In this webinar, learn how payer and employer organizations collaborate to adopt a holistic care management approach driven by technology to meet the needs of their population.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute

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Roadmap to Safely Reopening: Evaluate Rapid Testing and Gain Strategies to Move Forward from St. Edward’s University, Other Academic Institutions, and Businesses

Reopening of businesses, schools, and Universities around the country has had varied success around the country.

In this webinar learn how St. Edward’s University along with Accountable Health developed and executed a strategic plan to safely reopen the campus, which was recognized by their local public health department. Attendees will gain insight into efficiently reopening while ensuring the safety of employees, staff, and the broader community.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Create an Effective New Moms’ Return-to-Work Strategy: A Key to Your Organization’s Bottom Line

Women are a critical and growing segment of the labor force, representing 47% of the U.S. workforce. It is important for employers to prioritize women’s health and wellness needs in the workplace in order to recruit and retain top talent, and to ensure happy and engaged employees.

One area in particular that organizations should focus on is establishing a safe return-to-work program for new moms including provisions for lactation support. Not only will this help women more easily transition back to work after having a baby, but will also help them maintain a healthy work/life balance. Moreover, with COVID, employers must prepare to address raising concerns from female employees around pumping breast milk in the workplace. In this webinar, learn how to implement a robust lactation support program that meets federal and state requirements and understand how this will improve productivity, morale, job satisfaction, and ultimately the bottom line.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Fertility Care: The New Employer Opportunity to Build an Inclusive, Innovative, Cost-Effective Benefit

While employers and brokers continue to develop health benefit offerings that are positioned to improve health outcomes and lower benefit costs, the needs of today’s workforce also require a focus on gender equality and diversity.

Fertility benefits are gaining importance as they enable employers to meet the health and well-being needs of their employees and build an inclusive workplace culture. Moreover, without a fertility benefit, the employer usually pays for fertility services out of the general health plan, which creates an additional cost burden. In this webinar, learn about a comprehensive and cost-effective fertility benefit program that eliminates inappropriate and wasteful care while improving employees’ quality of life.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Disrupting Traditional Health Insurance and Lowering Costs: An Innovative Strategy for Employers and Purchasers to Solve the Complexities of Today’s Health Care System

The health insurance marketplace is complex, expensive, and fragmented.  With Net Promoter Scores often in the negative, many people are unhappy with their health insurance and find accessing care and navigating their insurance company difficult.

Employer groups and individuals are often faced with very high premiums for products that have the right intention, but whose users face a myriad of problems including  restrictive benefits, limited formularies (drug are carved out) and networks (many doctors they want to see are not in their carrier’s network). Further, many of these health plans leverage high deductibles that impact people’s ability to utilize their care, and users have little transparency which often leads to “surprise” or “balance” billing.

Many employers have workforces that don’t fit the mold of what traditional insurance companies require – participation may not be high enough, the workforce make-up could be heavy on 1099s, part-time and/or seasonal employees, or they may struggle to find solutions for different classes of employees or foreign workers, etc.  We need a better solution than what is in place to meet the changing needs of both employers and individuals.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Strengthen Transparency and Explore Value-Based Arrangements to Lower Employer Health Care Costs and Improve Outcomes

In the U.S., consumers very rarely know in advance what they are paying for health care or if there are any alternatives. This is one of the major reasons why employer health care costs are on the rise today.

To lower costs and improve outcomes, it is essential to focus on transparency and accountability. In this webinar hear from organizations who have adopted innovative approaches to increase health care quality and value while eliminating unnecessary spend.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Improve the Experience of Patients, their Families, and Caregivers Using Technology as an Enabler

Health care organizations have always focused on patient satisfaction, but now technologies exist that enable organizations to improve their patients’ experience by creating a seamless flow of information not just between clinicians and patients, but their family members, caregivers, and other providers as well.

Furthermore, as part of the recently announced ONC and CMS rules, organizations are required to implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.

In this webinar, discuss ways technology can be used as a tool – an enabler – to provide patient-centric, personalized messaging and care, especially for single-physician/multi-physician practices or small community clinics in rural areas through a low-cost, secure, and reliable cloud-based system.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Employer Strategies to Identify Effective Drug Pricing Models: Evaluate What is Working and Where Change is Warranted

The way prescriptions are priced and administered has not changed in the last two decades. Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) have constructed an opaque and complex system where they can profit off the confusion in the middle.

The contract an employer signs with a PBM is often 50-100 pages long, but never includes a single drug price. Instead, employer contracts consist of complicated definitions, classifications, and exclusions that underpin average annual discounts off an ever-inflating Average Wholesale Price (AWP) benchmark. Under the current system, each PBM has different definitions for brands, generics, specialty, multi-source and other key categories. The variability is so great, PBMs even have different definitions across their own books-of-business. As a result, prices delivered to employers remain inconsistent, hidden behind a contracting paradigm that allows for extraordinary price and guarantee manipulation. In this webinar, review the current landscape for PBM pricing and explore alternative pricing models that promote transparency.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Precision Medicine Is Here: Preventing Metabolic Disease With Food as Medicine

Metabolic Diseases (Prediabetes, Diabetes, NASH, Clinical Obesity) affect over 50% of the US population. Traditional approaches to care including pharmacology, general nutrition, and lifestyle and exercise have not created sustainable or effective solutions.

Each year, more and more employees develop both prediabetes and diabetes, and most diabetes-related programs are failing to attract significant enrollees while suffering from poor engagement.

After 10 years of scientific research a novel approach to sustainable prediabetes and diabetes remission based on gut-microbiome profiling has emerged—DayTwo’s Food as Medicine Diabetes Remission™ solution. The science has validated that people respond differently to the same food, and so their diet must be precise and individualized according to their unique biology. In the current pandemic, where routines are being disrupted and isolation increases risk factors, precision nutrition that meets patient members where they form an eating experience perspective, is an extraordinarily effective way to attract and engage patient members and drive metabolic disease and its rising costs into remission. In this webinar gain strategies to incorporate Food as Medicine into your benefit design and learn how this approach empower employees and improves their overall health and well-being.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Do Health Plans Give Employers Good Value? Strategies to Improve Health Care Quality and Drive Change

Join The Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder and former Marriott Vice President of Benefits Jill Berger to learn what employers of all sizes can do to get high value health care for their employees.

In this webinar, you’ll get a special preview of the results from a survey Leapfrog conducted among employers across the country about whether their health plan champions excellent quality and cost-effectiveness. Discuss strategies you can implement today to improve employee health care, working with or without your plan

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Leverage Teledentistry and Modify Dental Benefits to Expand Access During a Pandemic

To support the delivery of essential dental treatment during the pandemic, teledentistry has emerged as an important resource to help patients address oral health needs. While most dental offices throughout the country were only allowing in-person visits for emergency dental services, the need for an interim solution became clear.

What was previously considered a trending niche innovation in dental care has now become a critical delivery model for dental carriers, dentists, employers, and patients.

Fortunately, companies like Dominion National and Capital BlueCross have been working on teledentistry solutions with the goal of increasing access to dental care, reducing the fear factor, improving customer satisfaction and retention, and reducing costs for all participants.

This webinar is co-hosted by World Congress and Validation Institute.

Validation: How Brands Are Standing Out in Healthcare

Healthcare costs have been skyrocketing for years. Employers want to provide comprehensive and affordable coverage for their employees, but don’t know how to tell which performance claims are true and which are smoke and mirrors.

With a $1.7 trillion dollar market for employee benefits, there’s a lot at stake. Healthcare brands can shine a light on their performance or marketing claims, by being validated by Validation Institute.

If you’ve been curious about the benefits of validating your health care programs, we hope you’ll join us.

Validation unlocks superior marketing potential with a stamp of independently verified outcome measurements for specific, individual health care programs and services. Learn how by registering to attend this webinar today.

Optimize Your Drug Spend

In this current economic climate, reducing costs and saving your bottom line is more critical than ever. Don’t overspend on pharmacy benefits – we’ll teach you how! Thanks to our generous sponsor, Scripta Insights, we’re opening up one of our most-valued Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP) courses, a $179 value, to you free of charge.

FREE WEBINAR:  Spotlight on EmpiRX Health

Validation Institute invites you to get to know one of the 2020 Health Value Award winners, EmpiRx Health.  EmpiRx Health is a healthcare company that provides a full suite of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and specializes in effectively bending the pharmacy benefits cost curve.  Learn from Karthik Ganesh, President of EmpiRx Health, about their value based PBM model and population health approach to eliminate inefficiencies and maximize annual savings.

Using Data and Technology to Regain and Maintain the Trust of the Public to Get Back as Safely and Quickly as Possible to a New Normal of Economic Activity

Don’t miss a new Zoom panel discussion on using data and technology to regain and maintain public trust and return to a new normal of economic activity as safely and quickly as possible.

Using Technology and Data to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission and Other Enduring Risks and Anxiety in the Conference, Hospitality, Travel, Entertainment, and Related Industries

Join Columbia University epidemiologist, W. Ian Lipkin, MD, who has been featured in The New Yorker and on PBS with Walter Isaacson as he explores the latest facts surrounding COVID-19 and tips for mitigating risk based on lessons learned from LEED, Homeland Security, and other recognized standards.

With a $1.7 trillion dollar market for employee benefits, there’s a lot at stake. Healthcare brands can shine a light on their performance or marketing claims, by being validated by Validation Institute.

If you’ve been curious about the benefits of validating your health care programs, we hope you’ll join us.

Validation unlocks superior marketing potential with a stamp of independently verified outcome measurements for specific, individual health care programs and services. Learn how by registering to attend this webinar today.

Part II: Using Technology and Data to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission and Other Enduring Risks and Anxiety in the Conference, Hospitality, Travel, Entertainment, and Other Related Industries

The Part II webinar will go into greater detail and cover the steps needed by governments and businesses leaders to use data and technology to regain and maintain the public trust, reduce fear, and get the pandemic under control as quickly as possible.

The goal is to lay the groundwork to get back to normal in an orderly and trusted process based on technology producing data that can be depersonalized and shared with the public to maintain that trust.

Part III: Using Technology and Data to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission and Other Enduring Risks and Anxiety in the Conference, Hospitality, Travel, Entertainment, and Other Related Industries

The Part III webinar will go into greater detail and cover the steps needed by governments and businesses leaders to use data and technology to regain and maintain the public trust, reduce fear, and get the pandemic under control as quickly as possible.

The goal is to lay the groundwork to get back to normal in an orderly and trusted process based on technology producing data that can be depersonalized and shared with the public to maintain that trust.

3rd Annual Health Value Awards | Virtual Ceremony 

FREE PRESENTATION

We’re celebrating the best in health care. Join us as we hand out 40+ awards to this year’s most innovative vendors and value-minded employers for their hard work in disrupting the health care status quo.

Plus, we’ll recognize seven forward-thinking professionals who have dedicated their careers to improving care quality and delivery for millions of Americans.

Fueling A DPC Model

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What running on empty looks like: Countless hours on the phone. Claim disputes. Explaining a complicated, layered story over and over and over again. Disconnection. Confusion. Eye rolls. Deep breaths. Aspirin.

And all at the expense of weakening the relationship between the patient and the provider. Cookie-cutter solutions don’t cut it anymore.

Join us to learn more about the value of integrating data and care within the DPC model. Nova will demonstrate why education, steerage, and data sharing in this arrangement are keys to its success. Service providers, broker/agents, and employers shouldn’t settle for just another third party administer. They need to look for a partner who will keep the needs of their specific population in mind while developing creative strategies on how to best integrate data and care into this model so it’s effective for all stakeholders:

  • Providers – spend more time building relationships with patients.
  • Members –  gain increased satisfaction and experience less headaches.
  • Employers – achieve cost savings AND improved health outcomes.
  • Brokers – realize they don’t have to be pushed out of this model, but they need a plan. Their role as an educator must be top of mind.

Fuel for Thought: Creative plan designs that cut costs and improve health outcomes. It’s possible…with the right integration partner. Register today!

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Health Benefit Plans: Controlling the Chaos

You’re in a HUGE medical market, so you know some of your docs are SUPER and others are AWFUL, and you’ve read enough about cost disparity to scare you….but how do you get good, objective, credible information out to your members or employees? (Maybe you even bought an app for that, but nobody’s using it.) Medical Management to the rescue!

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The role of medical management
  • What key things you can ask medical management vendors to determine exactly how far they go
  • The importance of ALL your chosen vendors adherence to the Health Rosetta Principles and integrating data and operations
  • Your role as a plan sponsor/employer or benefits consultant
  • How to ensure it all comes together

About the Speaker: Deborah Ault (“Nurse Deb”), RN, CCM, CCP, AATMC, BCPA, MBA has been a Registered Nurse for 29 years. Before getting into Care Management, her experience included ER, ICU, Doctor’s Office, Home Health, and Telephone Triage. Now she is the President of Ault International Medical Management (aka AIMM). Her team of nurses and doctors use the model she created – P3CM® – Patient-Centric Comprehensive Care Management, trademarked & patent in process – to help patients navigate both the health delivery and the health insurance systems. By ensuring that the right patients are getting the right care, at the right time, in the right place, at the right price AIMM creates win-win-win situations (patient, provider, and plan all win!).

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Is There a CURE for Employees’ Surprise Medical Bills?

57% of Americans have received a surprise medical bill in the last five years. For those who haven’t received one, it’s likely that their employer is picking up the tab (often times without even realizing it). Surprise medical bills stress employees out and could be inflating employer health care costs unnecessarily. It’s a lose-lose situation for everyone – except the provider.

Our panel of pricing and consent-to-treatment experts explain what you can do to cure surprise billing for emergency visits and admissions.

Featured Panelists:

  • Marty Makary, New York Times bestselling author of “The Price We Pay”
  • Marilyn Bartlett, #13 on Fortune’s 2019 list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders
  • David Contorno (E Powered Benefits), 2019 Health Value Award winner
  • Al Lewis (Quizzify), trade-bestselling author of “Cracking Health Costs”
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Five Ways Employees Can LOWER Your Healthcare Spend

Every employer wants to drive down healthcare costs while improving the quality of care offered to employees, but did you know your employees can play a powerful role in reducing those costs? Healthcare consumerism expert Christopher Matrumalo as he shares five secrets to consumer-driven health success and highlights new technologies and analytics tools available to help employers drive down costs.

You’ll walk away with multiple ideas and tools to help you develop data-driven strategies to reduce your total healthcare spend and improve your employee benefits overall.

Presented in conjunction with MyMedicalShopper, a validated price transparency tool (and finalist for a 2019 Health Value Award) that helps healthcare purchasers find and select the best services for their budgets and plan needs.

Controlling Health Care Costs and Improving Outcomes with CHVP

Part of HR.com’s Global HR Tech Virtual Symposium – A Monday Innovations Special Event

Everyone wants to save money on health care and improve employees’ lives, but the health care industry is nuanced, overly complex, and plagued by too many too-good-to-be-true marketing claims.

Many HR professionals, even those with years of experience, don’t know where to start to make meaningful change. Knowing the key areas to tackle first, as well as the right questions to ask to more effectively select and manage your health care vendors or to work more productively with your benefits advisors can make a dramatic difference in health care spend and quality.

This webcast is part of HR.com’s Global HR Tech Virtual Symposium and provides an overview of Validation Institute’s Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP) designation and training program, which equips benefits and HR professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to more effectively manage their health benefits plans and related costs, as well as employee outcomes.

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Wellness Program Alert: How to Avoid Getting Sued Like Yale

Yale’s two largest unions (with the support of the AARP Foundation) just sued the University over its wellness program. The December 2018 “sunsetting” of the EEOC’s wellness Safe Harbor makes more such lawsuits inevitable.

In this webinar, we will cover the key points in the complaint and explain how Yale’s “rookie mistakes” led to this outcome.

What in the World is CHVP?: Getting to Know the Certified Health Value Professional Program

This 30-minute webinar walks interested candidates through Validation Institute’s Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP) program including an overview of content areas, why CHVP is needed in today’s complicated healthcare purchasing environment, and answers some common FAQs.