NHBR Health Care Summit set for Oct. 6


Businesspeople from around the region are expected to gather next month for the second annual NHBR Health Care Forum presented by MVP Health Care, where they will be able to learn about financial incentives, employee engagement, workplace culture, payment reform initiatives and their impact on costs.The forum, set for 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Southern New Hampshire University, is titled, “What’s Working, What’s Not and What’s Next?” It will bring together businesspeople and experts from around the state to discuss how companies can work collaboratively to transform employer-based health care.With most companies faced with the challenge of escalating employee health care costs, employers have found that investing in health and productivity of their employees can pay real dividends. The keynote address will be presented by Dr. Jason Hwang, co-author with Clayton Christensen of “The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Healthcare” and co-founder and executive director of healthcare at California-based Innosight Institute.Hwang -- who also has a Harvard MBA -- will focus his talk on why the need to transform expensive, complicated products and services into ones that are higher in quality, lower in cost and more accessible is a challenge that is not unique to health care.The program will be moderated by Peter Hayes, principal of Maine-based Healthcare Solutions and member of the National Business Group on Health.Following the keynote, panelists will offer their own experience on advancing employer-based health care through methods of personal accountability and wellness, including their financial significance.Panelists include: • Dr. Robert McLellan of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center • Heather Staples of the University System of New Hampshire • Gray Chynoweth of DYN Inc. • Dawn Barker of RiverWoods at Exeter • Deane Ilukowicz of HyperthermAttendees will be invited to participate in the discussion as we hear how companies have advanced employer-based health care through new methods that drive personal accountability to reverse health risks and mitigate the trend.A networking breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Early-bird registration is open through Sept. 30, with tickets $37 per person. From Oct. 1-4, cost is $42 per person. Group discounts are available for purchases of 10 or more tickets. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.nhbr.com/csp/cms/sites/NHBR/healthcareforum/index.csp.For more information, contact Rebecca Couture at MVP Healthcare at 603-629-1951 or rcouture@mvphealthcare.com. -- NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW
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