TRACK: Management and Administration in OEM
Harris Allen, PhD, Harris Allen Group, Atlanta, GA
Paul Brandt-Rauf, DrPH, MD, ScD, FACOEM, University of Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL
William B. Bunn, MD, JD, MPH, FACOEM, Medical University of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, SC
Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, MS, Northeast Business Group on Health, New York, NY
As concerns over mediocre health outcomes and off-the-charts health care spending intensify, strategies for improving population health and health care value have been gaining traction along largely separate tracks. Their fusion and the synergies that result have yet to be explicitly embraced. Workplace wellness has evolved as a major exception as leading employers have become better performers in their stakeholder role – and propelled and modeled the use of an emerging science, value-driven population health (VDPH) – by blending elements from both and achieving major gains in health, well-being, and performance while reining in health care costs. OEM has a leading role to play in advancing the use of VDPH by these purchasers and broadening its uptake in the marketplace by other purchasers and stakeholders. This session will focus on how workplace wellness has helped forge the emerging science of VDPH and what OEM policymakers and practitioners can do to accelerate its uptake.