On September 4, 2014, nearly 450 employee benefits and health care professionals – representing large and small national and regional companies – participated in the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health’s (PBGH) 15th Annual Health Care Futures Symposium.
The Symposium provided a full day of education on leading-edge concepts, strategies, and perspectives regarding employee healthcare, benefits and wellness trends.
The 2014 Symposium, “Punt or Pass:How to Score in Today’s Health Care Game,” featured in-depth discussions and presentations focused on the rising cost of health care and benefits, as well as suggested benefit solutions employers may consider implementing, which could be more tailored to their employees’ needs.
This year’s football-based theme kicked off with a special “pre-game show” from the Pittsburgh SteeLine, the official drum line of the Pittsburgh Steelers. As attendees lined the indoor football field created for the event, PBGH fans watched from the bleachers as engaging presentations from health care industry thought leaders gave them a game plan of emerging strategies to tackle the rising cost of health care, and drive the value and quality of corporate benefits.
Breakout sessions allowed attendees to huddle around important topics, including:
Thank you for the opportunity to attend. Always great to meet with peers and customers and learn what’s on their mind regarding health care. I think PBGH is on track for increased relevance and impact on health care in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.
-Robert Carpetis, Eisai Co., Ltd. (Pharmaceutical company)
How Business Can Save America from Health Care
Brian Klepper, Chief Executive Officer, National Business Coalition on Health
Voluntary Benefits: A Consumerism Strategy
Nelson Griswold, President, Bottom Line Solutions
Value-Based Insurance Design for Sustainable Health Improvement
Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor, Division on General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Health Management and Policy,; Director, University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design
How Did We Get into This Mess? The History and Future of the US Healthcare System
Ken Melani, MD, President and CEO, KRM Consulting, LLC
Walgreen’s Path to a Private Exchange: Looking Beyond the Hype
Tom Sondergeld, Sr. Director of Health & Well-Being, Walgreen Co.
Click below to see our Symposium album!
|Symposium Photos 2014|