The ShiftShapers Podcast

Our subject matter expert this week is Keith Lemer, CEO of Wellnet Healthcare Plan and a founding member of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute - a think tank focused on using technology to bring down the cost of health care.

Regardless of a company's size, without measurable data – process improvement is difficult at best.We invited Keith to discuss how advisors can access relevant data to improve the decision-making processes.

With data, advisors are in a prime position to help their clients make choices that will reduce health care costs, increase compliance, and better control health care dollars spent.

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Is it possible to help people make and sustain long-term behavior changes that yield better health and reduced claims cost?

This week's guest, Ted Borgstadt, CEO of TrestleTree, believes that achieving adherent health behaviors for an unmotivated population is possible through a change in the healthcare model.

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A Thomson Reuters study estimates that health care costs can be cut by $36 billion dollars by helping consumers make smarter decisions. On this episode, Julian Lago, President of Benezon, helps us to learn how advisors can help consumers understand what they don't know and how to make those decisions.

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Jessica Brooks, CEO and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, shares her expertise on health-focused business groups; potentially a new topic for many listeners. In the past, business groups formed primarily to leverage purchasing power. Today, these coalitions are expanding their focus by using education and advocacy, in addition to the power of the purse, to push for changes in the health care industry at the macro level while bringing new insights and tools to their member employers at the local level.

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