Attend the Health Value Awards Ceremony
Join us in recognizing and congratulating the Health Value Awards recipients, Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The ceremony is only open to all participants of WHCC, the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 29 – May 2, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Along with the Health Value Awards Ceremony, WHCC participants have access to keynote addresses, in-depth workshops, and 15 concurrent tracks. To grow your network and catalyze health care transformation, register to attend WHCC.
Vote now to join the High Performance Health Care Revolution. The Health Value Awards are now open for public voting.
2018 Finalist Announcement
World Congress, The Health Rosetta Institute and The Validation Institute announce finalists by category in The 2018 Health Value Awards (HVA). On April 29th, the winners in each category will be announced at the World Health Care Congress conference at the Marriott Wardman Park in DC. The goal is to shine a bright light on health care organizations, purchasers and individuals that consistently deliver significant value, relative to their peers, within health care niches and that promote essential price and outcomes transparency.
More than 350 health care organizations and employers were nominated in 13 categories. In honorary categories - Outstanding Benefits Professional 2017 (Purchaser or Employer), Outstanding Benefits Broker or Consultant Leadership, Lifetime Achievement - Clinical Care, Lifetime Achievement - Health Benefit Innovation, Public Leadership - candidates could be nominated without submitting applications.
Finalists in validated categories - Third Party Administrators, Direct Care Providers and Product/Program Providers - were required to have their performance calculation methodologies validated by the Validation Institute to be eligible for an award. Once validated, each finalist application is independently reviewed by our panel of nationally prominent judges.
HVA participants are evaluated along two or three dimensions. In validated categories, each participant is required to satisfy the objective performance calculation validation requirement. Then a series of questions gauges the participant’s market viability. Finally, each participant is subjectively evaluated on the relative impact it can have in health care, as well as on the elegance or innovativeness of the solution.
The HVA team was delighted by the quality of submissions, and a good number of strong competitors did not make the finalist list. We believe the excellence on display in these firms is indicative of high performance that is readily available right now and deserving of attention in the US health care marketplace. We feel privileged to facilitate an approach that showcases these organizations, based solely on their performance.
As many as seven finalists (when final initial evaluation scores were too close to differentiate) are listed below, alphabetically by category, without ranking.
Reinsurers: No nominee provided data sufficient to be independently validated.
Commercial Insurers: No nominee provided data sufficient to be independently validated.
Third Party Administrators
- Continental Benefits, Tampa, FL
- Group and Pension Administrators, Dallas, TX
- Direct Care Provider
- Aravind Eye Hospitals, India
- Bonati Spine Institute, Tampa, FL
- Health City Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands
- Integrated Musculoskeletal Care, Tallahassee, FL
- Redirect Health, Phoenix, AZ
- Surgery Center of Oklahoma
- Wellness for Life, Terra Haute, IN
- Vera Whole Health, Seattle, WA
- Product/Program Provider
- Access Health Net, Milwaukee, WI
- Advanced Medical Pricing Solution (AMPS), Atlanta, GA
- Allergychoices, Inc., LaCrosse, WI
- The Phia Group, Boston, MA
- Quantum Health
- The Zero Card, Tulsa, OK
- Small Employer Groups
- Palmer Johnson Power Systems, Kansas City, MO
- Redirect Health, Phoenix, AZ
- The Phia Group, Boston, MA
- Mid-sized Employer Groups
- CHG Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
- City of Chelmsford, MA
- City of Kirkland, WA
- Globaltranz Enterprises, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
- Mayfield City Schools, Mayfield Heights, Ohio
- Large Employer Groups
- City of Houston, Texas
- Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), Warren, NJ
- Intel, Portland, OR
- Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN
- Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Orlando, FL
- Outstanding Benefits Professional 2017
- David Berg, MD, Redirect Health, Phoenix, AZ
- Todd Bisping, Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL
- David Hoke, Walmart, Bentonville, AK
- Adam Russo, The Phia Group, Boston, MA
- Outstanding Benefits Broker or Consultant Leadership
- David Contorno, Lake Norman Benefits, Mooresville, NC
- Heidi Cottle, NFP Corporate Services, Boulder, CO
- Nelson Griswold, Agency Growth Mastermind Partnership/ASCEND Summit, Nashville, TN
- Scott Haas, USI Insurance Services, Portland, OR
- Don Reiman & Doug Hetherington, Echelon Group, Boise, ID
- Michael Rodgers, Axial Benefits Group, Boston, MA
- Edward Smith, HealthTree Benefits, LaGrange, GA
- Richard Sutton, RE Sutton & Associates, a Brown & Brown Company, Carmel, IN
- Lifetime Achievement - Clinical Care
- John Wennberg, MD, Dartmouth Atlas, For Work Since 1973 on Unwarranted Cost and Quality Variation Throughout the US.
- Dr. Devi Shetty, Narayana Health/Health City Cayman Islands, For Pioneering Access Through High Efficiency, Quality Care
- Mayo Clinic, For High Diagnostic Accuracy And Treatment Based On Participation And Results In Its Centers Of Excellence Programs
- Lifetime Achievement - Health Benefit Innovation
- Barbara Barrett, Langdale Industries (For Benefit Innovation: Reference-Based Pricing, High Performance Design, Employer Mobilization)
- CVS Drug Stores (For Health Promotion: Eliminating all Tobacco Products from their Stores)
- Tom Emerick, formerly of Walmart and now at Edison Health (For Benefit Design Innovation: Centers of Excellence)
- John Mackey, Whole Foods Market (The rare large company CEO willing to talk and act clearly about health care cost and quality, including the importance of nutrition and their healthy diet immersion program for employees with chronic conditions, onsite clinics and more).
- Harris Rosen, Rosen Hotels Resorts (For Benefit Design Innovation: Streamlined Health convenience and affordability resulting in improved outcomes and high employee retention rates using some of the savings to fund college scholarships for the employees' children.
- David Hoke, Walmart (For Low Cost Generic Pharmaceutical Pricing- Low cost ($4.00 per month), transparent generic drugs program, Centers of Excellence programs - that enabled lower income patients to get their prescriptions filled.
- Lifetime Achievement - Public Leadership
- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway. For publicly pointing out that a significant portion of US health care spending, equal to 5% of GDP, delivers little to no value, threatening the US economy while delivering below average health outcomes.
- Atul Gawande, MD, For Describing and Offering Solutions To A Wide Range of Important Health Care Problems, From Management of High Cost Chronic Patients to Use of Checklists to Manage Quality and Safety and more compassionate end-of-life care.
- Harris Rosen, Rosen Hotels Resorts (For Encouraging Employers Regionally and at the State Level to Share His Benefit Design.
- Dr. Devi Shetty, Narayana Health/Health City Cayman Islands, For Pioneering The lowest cost and highest quality hospital care Through High Efficiency, Quality Care and Committing to a Further 50% Cost Reduction Target in 5 Years.
- The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Sunday, April 29, 2018 (Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC)
5:35 pm - 6:35 pm - The Health Value Awards Ceremony, Thurgood Marshall Room
6:35 pm - 7:35 pm - Reception, Atrium
7:35 pm - 8:45 pm - Dinner on your own
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm - Fireside Chat with Q&A, Dr. Devi Shetty
About World Health Care Congress
World Congress offers timely, innovative, and compelling research and advisory services to advance the health care, IP, and pharma industries. Through our educational events, we convene c-suite and senior-level executives from the health care, IP, and life sciences sectors to exchange ideas, discuss key market trends, and explore solutions to critical business challenges. Learn, network, and build lasting relationships with your peers and industry leaders.
About The Health Rosetta Institute
The Health Rosetta accelerates adoption of simple, practical, non-partisan fixes to our health care system. We help public & private employers and unions provide better care for 157 million Americans while reducing health benefits spending by 20-40%.
About The Validation Institute
Meet Our Esteemed Judges
Steven Blumberg is Chief Planning and Business Development Officer at The University of Miami Health System. In a previous role, he led AtlantiCare’s Accountable Care Organization in Atlantic City, NJ, and developed a reputation for leading edge risk management and quality.
Jessica Brooks is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, where she is leading the effort to redefine the discussion around healthcare value, access and quality for nearly two million people.
Tom Emerick is a consultant and speaker on health care economics. Previously, he led benefits for Walmart. In 2009, Healthspottr placed Tom as a top 100 US health care innovator for his work on medical ethics. A 2013 Forbes article named Tom one of 13 “Unsung Heroes Changing Health Care Forever.”
Lee Lewis runs A. J. Gallagher’s Innovation Lab practice, a mission-driven group devoted to improving the cost, quality and design of American healthcare, while improving the engagement and longevity of employees and their families. Lee’s practice partners with large employers to solve important healthcare problems, and were among the first consultants to bring employers sophisticated health plan audits and direct purchase specialty drug procurement.
Angela Mitchell is US Healthcare Delivery Service Manager, Global Health and Wellness at Intel. She currently oversees Intel’s Connected Care ACO relationships with 6 different healthcare systems, covering over 36K lives.
Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is a health care serial entrepreneur and commentator. She is editor of the popular expert health care blog, The Doctor Weighs In. In previous roles, she has been Chief Medical Officer of Universal American Medicare Advantage Plans, Medical Director for Blue Shield of California’s CalPERS Business Unit, and Medical Director for General Motors.
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist, advisor and commentator supporting organizations at the intersection of health, technology and people. Jane’s clients are all health care stakeholders: technology, bio/life sciences, providers, plans, retail, financial services, food and consumer goods. She founded her blog, Health Populi, in 2007.
Bruce Sherman, MD, FCCP, FACOEM, is Medical Director, Population Health Management for the RightOpt private exchange offering for Conduent HR Services, providing strategic client support for development, implementation and ongoing management of integrated, value-based health management strategies. Previously he was the consulting corporate medical director for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Dr. Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH is the Chief Medical Director/Executive Director for Global Health Benefits and Corporate Wellness for Cummins, Inc. Prior to his current position, Dr. Shurney was the Chief Medical Director of the Employee Health Plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center.
Pamela Stanford is Director of Integrated Wellness at Humana, currently working to integrate wellness offerings within clinical programs. Pam has developed wellness programming in hospitals, home care services organizations, fortune 500 companies and health care organizations.
Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH is an independent pragmatic epidemiologist specializing in the design, evaluation, and science-based improvement of population health programs. He is especially interested in mental and behavioral issues, health equity, evidence-based decision making, and the relationship between psychosocial stress and health outcomes.
Judges Criteria for Health Value Award
- Does the proposal convey an easily understandable value proposition?
- Does it provide clear longitudinal data supporting better health outcomes and/or lower cost?
- Have the performance metrics been calculated using a credible methodology?
- How significant is the value proposition? For example, one that saves 2% of total spend is likely less significant than one that saves 8% of total spend.
- Does the proposal offer multiple purchaser testimonials, and are those testimonials attributed to knowable individuals/clients.
- Is the approach in question easily scalable to clients in other markets?
- Is the approach durable, meaning that its impact on health outcomes and cost remains approximately constant over time?
- On a scale of 1-10, how disruptive is the approach? This assumes that more disruptive approaches will be harder to disseminate into the marketplace.
- Are there obvious barriers to the approaches’ market success?
- Is the proposing company confident enough in the approach that it will put some or all of its fees at financial risk against the performance targets it claims it can achieve?