IBI, in collaboration with the Houston Business Coalition on Health, brought together Houston-area employers and their supplier partners for a half-day workshop focused on maximizing people, productivity and performance by moving beyond a cost focus. The workshop was moderated by Dr. Chris Skisak, Executive Director of the HBCH, and featured presentations from Chris McSwain, IBI President, Carole Mendoza, Executive Director of Global Benefits at Amgen, and Dr. Wayne Burton, former Global CMO at American Express, as well as a question-and-answer session. Topics covered include the keys to securing buy-in from senior leaders, moving beyond a focus on cost to a focus on value, the role of population health, and the productivity impact of chronic health conditions.

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome & Introduction
Chris Skisak, Executive Director, HBCH

9:10 – 9:55 Maximize People, Productivity and Performance: Beyond Cost to Value
Chris McSwain, President, Integrated Benefits Institute

9:55 – 10:10 Networking Break

10:10 – 10:35 A Case Study Linking Health to Productivity>
Dr. Wayne Burton, former Chief Medical Officer, American Express

10:35 – 11:00 A Chronic Condition Case Study, Migraine Headaches
Carole Mendoza, Executive Director of Global Benefits, Amgen

11:00 – 11:30 Moderated Panel and Audience Q & A

11:30 – 12:30 Networking Luncheon