The following is a list of upcoming events to help you plan ahead for 2020:

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September 14-18

Virtual Conference 

IBI/Conference Board Health and Productivity Forum

The Forum annually convenes more than 500 thought leaders, employers, and their industry partners to explore innovative solutions in managing the “whole picture” of health, wellbeing, productivity and business performance. The Forum will take place this year as a virtual event to be hosted the week of Sept 14, 2020.

Past Events and Recordings

Webinar - May 2020

IBI presented on a new analytics tool: an interactive map of U.S. employee COVID-19 cases and leave costs to date based on state, metropolitan, and county variation in confirmed cases, employment patterns, industry mix, and wages. Dr. Brian Gifford discussed the tool and the underlying model, and what the findings mean for employers’ disability and family leave management efforts during the pandemic and beyond.

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Webinar - May 2020

Lead IBI researcher Erin Peterson facilitates a discussion with an employer panel to share strategies and guidance of shaping a culture of health in the workplace and the effects they have seen as a result. In light of the current events, we’ll also be discussing how strategies and attention have shifted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Symposium (Online) - April 2020

The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) held a half day event to learn about pain – where we’ve come from, where we are, and how employers can drive where we need to go.

IBI Researcher Erin Peterson presented a framework to help employers better understand the full economic impact of a healthy workforce, and how the interests of employee health and business outcomes can be aligned—using IBI’s research on opioids as a case example. She discussed how the high rates of prescription pain reliever use in the workforce reflects a larger underlying need for effective pain management which can in turn help improve productivity as well as detailed strategies for businesses to prevent or alleviate the consequences of pain reliever misuse.

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Webinar - April 2020

Patient-provider relationships built on open communications, empathy and shared decision-making can pave the way to higher quality treatment, better outcomes, and lower costs. But what happens when physician turnover, network changes, or other events disrupt these relationships? How does this impact patients and payers—particularly employers in the larger business community?Recent research conducted by IBI fellow Adrienne Sabety, Harvard Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy Economics demonstrates what happens when there are disturbances to these patient-provider relationships and the influence it has on health care consumption and overall health. IBI hosted a webinar to discuss with chief medical officers from various companies and dive into Adrienne’s research findings, the implications for businesses, as well as considerations for how to factor it into workforce health management decisions.

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Webinar - March 2020

Having a patient-centered focus is moving to the forefront of healthcare delivery as it shifts the decision making to be more inclusive and respectful of the individual’s needs, values and preferences. The goal of this shift is to improve patient care, health outcomes, and to create more value from healthcare spending. US employers can enhance these results for the productivity and well-being of their workforce and the performance of their businesses when they align their strategy to support patient-centered goals in their health benefits management decisions.The Integrated Benefits Institute and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions surveyed over 200 employers to understand whether and how employees’ needs and goals are factored in when it comes to designing and implementing benefit programs in their companies.

This webinar reviewed the survey results and include an employer panel that discussed the value strategy of incorporating employees needs and interests around their benefits programs, as well as real world applications and barriers to doing so.

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