March 29th, 2013

This post is the final of four posts that summarize the discussions held at the second Health Management Innovation Summit. (Past posts can be found here, here and here).  The views highlighted below were debated and concluded by a group of health management thought-leaders specializing in behavioral science, consumer engagement, clinical, incentive and benefit integration. We at the Health Innovation Blog encourage you to join the conversation and comment below. The health management industry – after many years of stagnation – has begun to show signs of life and progress. New approaches, tools and paradigms, all designed to help individuals become more aware, engaged, and in charge of their health, are being delivered. More exciting, as an industry, we're just […]


This post is the third of four posts that will summarize the discussions held at the second Health Management Innovation Summit. (Past posts can be found here and here).  The views highlighted below were debated and concluded by a group of health management thought-leaders specializing in behavioral science, consumer engagement, clinical, incentive and benefit integration. We at the Health Innovation Blog encourage you to join the conversation and comment below. Health Reform is here to stay. How things will evolve under these new economic and regulatory forces remains open to debate. For employers, specifically self-insured organizations, the new landscape will likely change how employees purchase, consume and interact with health care and "own" their health. What Health Reform doesn't change […]


March 11th, 2013

This post is the second from the discussions of the Health Management Innovation Summit. (The first post can be found here). The views highlighted below were debated and concluded by a group of health management thought-leaders specializing in behavioral science, consumer engagement, clinical, incentive and benefit integration. We at the Health Innovation Blog encourage you to join the conversation and comment below. The role of the consumer is dramatically changing as the health care system evolves at a faster pace than ever before. As cost and risk shift from employers and health plans to providers and consumers, the notion of an accountable consumer is taking shape. Never before has an individual had as many choices – and as much responsibility. Consumer […]


This post is the first of four that will summarize the discussions held at the second Health Management Innovation Summit. The views highlighted below were debated and concluded by a group of health management thought-leaders specializing in behavioral science, consumer engagement, clinical, incentive and benefit integration. We at the Health Innovation Blog encourage you to join the conversation and comment below. In an employer setting, organizations are challenged with facilitating behavior change at scale. They serve diverse populations that include tens or even hundreds of thousands of individuals at different physical locations, with different personalities, backgrounds, motivators, socioeconomic characteristics and local cultures, all at the same time. To overcome the challenges organizations face, we must first recognize that, in general, […]


The world of health management continues to evolve. Consumer-centric tools and approaches are replacing traditional programs that failed to meet the needs and expectations of today's consumers. The result is a new wave of innovations designed to engage consumers and help them shape and sustain health-improving habits. Recently a group of behavioral science, consumer engagement, clinical, incentive and benefit integration thought-leaders convened to discuss how to further the health management industry. This gathering, the Health Management Innovation Summit, was the follow-up to the original Summit, which discussed how to approach the spiraling cost of healthcare. The overarching theme of this year's Summit was how to broaden employer wellness strategies, while becoming more consumer-focused and friendly. In the following weeks – […]


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