Executive Leadership Institute

CCA Forum 2013 Executive Leadership Institute is an educational track geared towards health care executives. This track will include briefings on key health policy and business strategy. Discuss, network and hear from peers and experts on the trendiest and more pressing policy, regulatory, and bottom line issues affecting the industry.

NEW THIS YEAR: Your registration for the Executive Leadership Institute – only $300 –
doubles as a CCA Forum 2013 pass!

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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

7:30 - 9:00 pm Executive Leadership Institute Dinner

Confirmed speaker

David B. Nash

David B. Nash, MD, MBA,

Jefferson School of Population Health

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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

10:45 - 11:45 pm The Great Debate: Real ROIs and Standard Measures

Are you really “moving the needle”? Understand statements of savings and ROI that compare the value of existing/potential programs to other competing investments. What are standard value reporting metrics to demonstrate the business value of health? How can productivity and performance be measured?

Confirmed Speakers

Al Lewis

Al Lewis

Founder and President
Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc.

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Thomas Parry

Thomas Parry, Ph.D

Integrated Benefits Institute

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Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan

Institute for Health
and Productivity Management

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Robert Stone

Robert E. Stone

Vice President and Co-Founder
Healthways, Inc.

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D.W. Edington

Dee W. Edington, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

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1:45 - 2:45 pm The Role of Employee Health Management in the 'Post-Exchange' World

Attendees will understand the role of employee health management after opting-out of healthcare or moving to a defined contribution plan; understand the challenges employers will face in impacting performance in the "post-exchange" world; and understand the tools that will be necessary to improve performance and productivity associated with employee health.

Confirmed Speakers

Bruce Sherman

Bruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM

Medical Director
Employers Health Coalition

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4:30 - 5:30 pm Employee Well-being: What’s the value? 

Confirmed Speakers

Ron Z. Goetzel

Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD,

Vice President,
Consulting and Applied Research Analytic Consulting and Research Services,
Truven Health Analytics

Judith Eyres Goodwin

Judith Eyres Goodwin, MBA

Senior Vice President and Managing Director,
Joslin Health Solutions Division, Joslin Diabetes Center


Paul Terry

Paul Terry, PhD

Chief Science Officer
StayWell Health Management

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Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

10:45 - 11:45 am

Vision 2020: Population or consumer health?  

Confirmed speaker

Cristopher Coloian

Christopher Coloian

Chief Executive Officer
Predilytics, Inc.


Sue Willette

Sue Willette

Senior Vice President, National Health Care Strategist,
Aon Hewitt

Speakers Bios

David B. NashDavid B. Nash, MD, MBA,

Dean Jefferson School of Population Health

David Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) in 2008. This appointment caps a twenty-year tenure on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy. JSPH provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future. Its offerings include Masters Programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy and Applied Health Economics. JSPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Science.

Dr. Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement. In 1995 he received the top recognition award from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. He received the Philadelphia Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award in October 1997, and was named an honorary distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives in 1998. In 2006 he received the Elliot Stone Award for leadership in public accountability for health data from NAHDO. In 2009 Dr. Nash received the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award. In 2012, he received the Joseph Wharton award in recognition of his “social impact”.

Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope. He served as Chair of a National Quality Forum Technical Advisory Panel and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Care Continuum Alliance (formerly DMAA). Dr. Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American College of Physician Executives in Tampa, Florida, and is the developer of the ACPE Capstone Course on Quality. He also leads the academic joint venture between ACPE and the JSPH.

Dr. Nash is a consultant to organizations in both the public and private sectors. He has chaired the Technical Advisory Group of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council for more than a decade and he is widely recognized as a pioneer in public reporting of outcomes. In December 2009 he was named to the Board of Directors for Humana Inc., one of the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare companies. In March 2011 he joined the Board of Directors of Endo Health Solutions, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company headquartered in Malvern, PA. He recently was appointed to the Board of Main Line Health – a four hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, PA. From 1998–2008, he served on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio where he chaired the Board Committee on Quality and Safety.

Through publications, public appearances, his blog and an online column on MedPage Today, Dr. Nash reaches more than 100,000 persons every month. He has authored more than 100 articles in major journals. He has edited 22 books, including Connecting with the New Healthcare Consumer, The Quality Solution, Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century, Governance for Healthcare Providers Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness, and most recently, Demand Better. From 1984 to 1989 he was Deputy Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of four major national journals including American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, P&T, and American Health and Drug Benefits.

Dr. Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, he was a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Medical Director of a nine-physician faculty group practice in general internal medicine.

Dr. Nash lives in Lafayette Hill Pennsylvania, with his wife of more than thirty years, Esther J. Nash, MD. They have fraternal twin twenty-five-year old daughters and a twenty-two year old son. He is recovering from wrist surgery and hopes to return to the tennis court soon!

Please visit: http://Jefferson.edu/population_health/ and his blog at http://nashhealthpolicy.blogspot.com

Al LewisAl Lewis

Founder and President
Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc.

Google on “Invented disease management” and the entire first page of “hits” will be Al Lewis.

He was founder and first president of the Disease Management Association of America and is the only two-time winner of their “Most Influential Person” award. He has been designated #1 in both of Managed Healthcare Executive's quadrennial reports on the Leaders in the Disease Management Industry. The 9th Annual Report on the Disease Management and Wellness Industriescalls him “the leading care management outcomes analyst in the country.”

Al Lewis is founder and President of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc. (DMPC) DMPC is by far the leading outcomes measurement evaluator and vendor procurement broker in the field of disease management for health plans for self-insured employers and state programs with valid measurement. Almost every disease management program procured by DMPC has won awards for disease management excellence.

Through the Health Care and Human Capital Consortium, Lewis provides similar services for corporations that want to actually save money and improve outcomes through population health management, rather than simply be told they are saving money. Unlike benefits consultants, HCHC-Consortium 100%-guarantees savings, satisfaction and validity.

He also confers the only recognized certifications in two areas. The Consortium website, www.dismgmt.com, lists the 200 people who have earned Critical Outcomes Report Analysis Certification and the 25 employers, health plans and states that have received Savings Measurement Validity certification. He also provides “Auditor’s Letters” attesting to outcomes validity for award-winning programs.

His new book on outcomes measurement, Why Nobody Believes the Numbers, chronicling the hilariously wrong outcomes proposed by vendors, carriers and benefits consultants has received advance praise and glowing reviews from many industry leaders and respected trade journals, and recently was named Healthcare Book of the Year by Forbes.
His new weekly radio program, The Big Fix exploring novel economic policy ideas, will be piloted on the public radio station in Washington, DC (WAMU 88.5) starting December 15 at 4 PM.

Al holds undergraduate (1978) and law (1982) degrees from Harvard University phi beta kappa and taught economics at Harvard, and is currently a Visiting Scholar in health policy at Brandeis University.

But he still can’t get his kids to clean up their rooms.

Thomas ParryThomas Parry, Ph.D.,

Integrated Benefits Institute

Thomas Parry is President of the Integrated Benefits Institute, a San Francisco-based independent, not-for-profit, national organization incorporated in 1995.  The Institute provides research,
employer–focused measurement/modeling and benchmarking tools, and educational programs to improve health, lost-time and productivity management through the integration of employee benefits.  IBI is supported by more than 790 employers, insurers, health care providers, brokers, third-party administrators, consultants and others interested in health and productivity issues.  Employers represent 90% of IBI’s membership.

Dr. Parry serves as IBI’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition to directing IBI’s activities, he also is strategically involved in IBI’s research, measurement/modeling and benchmarking programs. He has directed many studies at IBI since its inception— including research analyzing the impact of medical care on disability outcomes, as well as two studies on Chief Financial Officers: the first, examining CFOs’ view of health and healthcare in their companies; the second, assessing how CFOs would link workforce health to business outcomes. He also is the chief architect of IBI’s disability/absence benchmarking and health and productivity measurement programs. Dr. Parry speaks on integrated benefits and health and productivity issues at conferences and symposia both in the United States and abroad.  He also served for five years as research advisor to the Roadway Express Inc. Medical Board.

Before co-founding the Integrated Benefits Institute, Dr. Parry served 11 years as Research Director at the California Workers’ Compensation Institute.  His research at CWCI encompassed a wide variety of topics in workers’ compensation. While at CWCI, Dr. Parry was engaged in some of the earliest research and analysis on 24-hour coverage and integrated benefit issues.

Dr. Parry received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sean SullivanSean Sullivan

Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM)

Sean Sullivan is Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) – a global enterprise working with employers to improve their employees’ health and maximize its impact on business performance. Health and productivity management has emerged as the model that can maximize employers’ return on their investment in workers’ health.

Since its founding in 1997 the Institute has served as the catalyst and champion for a growing international movement to establish health as the new “human capital asset” for the 21st century economy – as vital as knowledge or skills.

Prior to founding the Institute with two physicians, Mr. Sullivan was the original President and CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health, and also spent ten years as a Washington-based health policy analyst – as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and as Executive Vice President of New Directions for Policy. He is the author of articles and monographs on health policy and health care market trends, and has testified on these subjects before Congress and state legislatures.

Mr. Sullivan serves as Co-Editor of IHPM’s Health & Productivity Management magazine, and contributes to other health-related publications. He speaks around the world on health and productivity management as the dynamic new business strategy for competitive advantage in the global economy.

Mr. Sullivan holds degrees in economics from Harvard and law from Stanford.

Robert StoneRobert E. Stone

Vice President and Co-Founder
Healthways, Inc.

Bob Stone co-founded Healthways in 1981 and has since served on the company’s executive team in a variety of roles. Stone is a recognized pioneer in the industry, having been a charter board member and former president of DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance an active advocate for industry accreditation standards, a standardized industry outcomes methodology and assuring access to population health management programs for Traditional Medicare Beneficiaries.

In addition to his tenure with Healthways, Stone has held leadership positions at Kings County Hospital Center, Rancocas Valley Hospital in New Jersey and New York Medical College before serving as the Director of the Determination of Need program in Massachusetts.

Stone is a prolific author, speaker and commentator on issues facing the industry and health care in general. He has been guest faculty at a number of institutions including Harvard, MIT, and George Washington University.

Stone earned his undergraduate degree in Communications [Journalism] from Stanford where he served as Editor of The Stanford Daily and an MBA in Health Care Administration from George Washington University.


Paul TerryPaul Terry, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer
StayWell Health Management

Paul Terry, Ph.D., is the Chief Science Officer of StayWell Health Management, the nation’s premier provider of workplace health promotion programs. Before returning to StayWell, Paul was the President and C.E.O. of the Park Nicollet Institute, a health care research and education organization. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and his Masters from Minnesota State University at Mankato where he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award.

Paul serves as Editor of The Art of Health Promotion section of the American Journal of Health Promotion. He was a two time Senior Fulbright Scholar, a Group XV Kellogg National Fellow and a principal investigator of a three year CDC funded study of the effectiveness of different models of worksite health promotion. The programs that Dr. Terry has led have won the C. Everett Koop National Health Award and he is author and co-author of four books and over 200 scientific and professional publications.

Staywell Health Management
Phone: 651.905.6934
Fax: 651.905.6919
3000 Ames Crossing Road, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55121-2520


Bruce ShermanBruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM

Medical Director
Employers Health Coalition

Bruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM, serves as Medical Director with the Ohio-based Employers Health Coalition, where he brings health management and value-based purchasing strategies to member employer members, and leads the analytics strategy for the Coalition’s member health data warehouse.

He also serves as the consulting Corporate Medical Director, for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In this role, he supports the development of integrated, value-based health and productivity management strategies for the organization's associates and family members in the US. Dr. Sherman has particular interests in the areas of the business value of health and innovative employer approaches to healthcare delivery.

Dr. Sherman an active member of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder initiative to advance the patient-centered medical home, where he is involved with the Center for Employer and Purchaser Engagement. He is also a member of the leadership Boards for the Integrated Benefits Institute and the Center for Health Value Innovation. A frequent speaker at national venues, he has presented workforce health management strategies to diverse audiences, and has published numerous related articles.

Dr. Sherman received his MD from New York University School of Medicine, his MA from Harvard University and his bachelor's degree from Brown University. He is board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Sherman continues as a member of the clinical faculty in the Department of Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.



D.W. EdingtonD.W. Edington

Professor Emeritus
School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

D.W. Edington is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Health Management Research Center. In addition to his research and teaching he spent 25 years in academic administration. He has initiated a spin-off company Edington Associates. Edington Associates was formed to bring Health to the same level at the workplace and workforce as is safety and quality.

Trained in mathematics, kinesiology and biochemistry, Dr. Edington received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University and completed his M.S. at Florida State University. He did post-doctoral work at the University of Toronto and taught at the University of Massachusetts before coming to Michigan in 1976.

His interest is in the relationships between stakeholder leadership, supportive environments and cultures, healthy lifestyles, thriving, high performance, quality of life and sustainability as they benefit both individuals and organizations. He is specifically interested in how organizational vision, environments and cultures, worksite wellness activities, communities and families, impact shareholder value and work team performance and quality of life. He is the author or co-author of over 900 articles, presentations and several books, including Biology of Physical Activity, Biological Awareness, Frontiers of Exercise Biology, and The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life and Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy. He is currently working on Beyond Zero Trends due out in the first quarter of 2014.


Edington Associates
1600 Huron Parkway
Ann Arbor, Mi 48109
Phone: 734.998.8326
Cell: 734.476.7332
e-mail: dwe@edingtonassociates.com