Personal Health Management: Adoption of New Benefits, Tools and Technologies

May 8, 2007

Speakers & Panelists:

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Michael Barrett


Michael Barrett
CEO, Critical Mass Consulting

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Michael Barrett


Michael Barrett
CEO, Critical Mass Consulting

Mike is a graduate of Harvard College magna cum laude and Northeastern University School of Law. An attorney, he served four elected terms in the Massachusetts State Senate from Cambridge, chairing the Committee on Health Care. Mike left office in 1995 to head up the Visiting Nurse Association of New England, a group of Medicare-certified nonprofit home health agencies organized into a successful services delivery network. He departed the VNAs in 1999 to join the health care IT team at Forrester Research. In 2003 he established Critical Mass Consulting, his own firm, an independent health care and life sciences IT consultancy.

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Matthew Borsch, CFA


Matthew Borsch, CFA
Vice President, Goldman Sachs

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Matthew Borsch, CFA


Matthew Borsch, CFA
Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Matthew Borsch, CFA, is a senior investment research analyst covering the Managed Care and Healthcare Provider sectors. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in February 2001, Mr. Borsch was an executive in the managed care industry for 6 years with Physicians Health Services, a health insurance company, and Telesis Medical Management, a physician management company. Prior to that, he spent 7 years as a management consultant with Accenture. Mr. Borsch is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, where he has taught graduate-level courses on the managed care industry since 1997. Mr. Borsch is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He received two masters degrees from Columbia University in 1994, an M.B.A. and M.P.H. (Masters of Public Health) and a joint B.A./B.S. in Economics and Mathematical Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University in 1986. Mr. Borsch was voted Next Generation Analyst by Institutional Investor magazines in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 All-America Equity Research polls.

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Joseph Checkley


Joseph Checkley
VP, Corporate Benefits, American Standards

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Joseph Checkley


Joseph Checkley
VP, Corporate Benefits, American Standards

Joe Checkley is the Vice President of Employee Benefits for American Standard; a position he has held since 2000. He is responsible for the benefit programs for American Standard’s 60,000 employees around the world. During his tenure, Joe has worked with his team to restructure most of the US benefit programs, including life, disability and retirement. The last several years have brought a particular focus to the healthcare programs where Joe has led the creation of a comprehensive employee health and productivity strategy. The strategy’s ultimate goal is the improvement of employee heath, reduced absenteeism, the stabilization of healthcare cost structures and the creation of a sustainable culture of health and wellbeing. Prior to joining American Standard, Joe was a healthcare consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before joining PwC, Joe was the Director of Insurance programs at AlliedSignal, a position he held from 1992 through 1998. He began his professional career as an insurance underwriter for The Prudential from 1985 to 1992. Joe received his BA in history, political science and economics in 1981 from Montclair State University. His Masters studies are in International Political Economy at The Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in NY City.

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George Chedraoui


George Chedraoui
President, Bridges to Excellence and Program Manager, IBM Global Well-Being Services

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George Chedraoui


George Chedraoui
President, Bridges to Excellence and Program Manager, IBM Global Well-Being Services

George has 18 years of business experience spanning multiple industries. He has held leadership positions in risk management, occupational health services, and most recently, in well-being and health benefits. Currently, George is serving in an HR advisory capacity, working closely with IBM senior management on designing and deploying a patient-centric healthcare strategy for 500,000 employees, retirees and dependents. George’s main areas of responsibilities focus on advising IBM management on adopting strategies that drive value in healthcare by balancing quality and cost. George is providing thought leadership on the need to transform healthcare and to change the way healthcare is purchased, delivered, and consumed. George was elected 2007 board chair and president of Bridges to Excellence, a non-profit organization created to encourage significant leaps in the quality of care by recognizing and rewarding healthcare providers for meeting specific quality criteria.

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Ron Feinstein


Ron Feinstein
CEO, Lifeline and EVP, Consumer Healthcare Solutions, Phillips

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Ron Feinstein


Ron Feinstein
CEO, Lifeline and EVP, Consumer Healthcare Solutions, Phillips

Ron Feinstein has been CEO and President of Lifeline Systems since 1993, and is currently the CEO of Philips Lifeline, and Executive Vice President of Philips Consumer Healthcare Solutions (CHS). He graduated from Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania, and he has belonged to several professional and civic organizations: the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) from 1979 – 1995, and the World Presidents Organization (WPO) from 1996 forward. Feinstein was twice a Massachusetts delegate to the White House Conference on Aging – in 2006 and in 1995. He has been married to Deborah for 32 years and has two daughters, Melissa, of New York City and Julia, of Washington, DC. His hobbies include art, hiking, skiing, jogging and travel.

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Ron Fontanetta


Ron Fontanetta
Principal, Towers Perrin

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Ron Fontanetta


Ron Fontanetta
Principal, Towers Perrin

Mr. Fontanetta is a Towers Perrin Principal and oversees intellectual capital development for the firm’s Health and Welfare practice. He also participates on Towers Perrin’s global Health and Welfare Leadership Council. His particular areas of expertise are the design and financing of active and retiree health care programs, pharmacy management and integrated care management strategies. His clients include Bank of America, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, ExxonMobil, SYSCO, GEICO and Lucent. Before joining Towers Perrin, Mr. Fontanetta was a senior consultant at Deloitte Haskins and Sells, where he conducted benefit review for corporate clients and was a financial consultant to hospitals. Mr. Fontanetta received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and a M.B.A. and M.P.H. from Columbia University. He has written numerous articles on Health and Welfare issues, and has led Webcasts sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits. He has also spoken at seminars sponsored by the Managed Health Care Congress, NBGH, The Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute, ECFC and The Conference Board, and has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg News and ABC World News Tonight.

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Craig Froude


Craig Froude
Executive VP and General Manager, WebMD

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Craig Froude


Craig Froude
Executive VP and General Manager, WebMD

Craig Froude is Executive Vice President and General Manager of WebMD Health Services, a part of WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD), a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans. The WebMD Health Services organization provides a proprietary online decision support platform to Fortune 500 employers and the country’s leading health plans to enable their employees and plan to members make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions. Mr. Froude has directly managed the Health Services organization since WebMD acquired it in October 2002. Previously, WebMD Health Services was known as WellMed, where Mr. Froude served as a founder, Chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, the organization earned numerous awards and recognition, including being named to the 2001 Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies. Mr. Froude is currently on the advisory board for the Oregon State University Austin Entrepreneurship Program. He is a graduate of Oregon State University, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

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Joseph C. Kvedar, MD


Joseph C. Kvedar, MD
Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

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Joseph C. Kvedar, MD


Joseph C. Kvedar, MD
Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, applying communications technology and online resources to increase access and improve the delivery of quality medical services and patient care. The Center for Connected Health is a division of Partners HealthCare, founded by Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Dr. Kvedar is also a board-certified dermatologist and Vice-Chair of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

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Michael P. Lynch, PhD, MBA
Director, ADT WellHealth

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Michael P. Lynch, PhD, MBA
Director, ADT WellHealth

As director of ADT WellHealth, Michael Lynch, Ph.D. oversees a major new initiative at ADT in health monitoring that was established to drive create better health, lower costs and peace of mind in employees, health plan members and individuals worldwide. Prior to joining ADT Security Services Inc., Dr. Lynch was Director of Global Strategy at GMP Companies, Inc., a privately held medical technologies company based in Fort Lauderdale that was funded by major private equity investors (e.g., Texas Pacific Group) and leading institutional investors (e.g., Motorola, 3M). Mike was also the general manager of the R and D and business programs for the GMP|Anti-Infective Solutions Inc. subsidiary. Mike joined GMP from the Chicago office of The Boston Consulting Group, where he led major strategy development, operational turnaround and post-merger integration projects at Fortune 500 clients in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and several other industries. Dr. Lynch holds an MBA with honors in finance and strategy from the University of Chicago, a Ph.D. and M.S. in developmental psychology from the University of Miami, and a B.M. cum laude from the studio music and jazz program at the University of Miami, where he also worked extensively as a professional musician.

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Tony Merlo


Tony Merlo
National Practice Leader, Health Dialogue

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Tony Merlo


Tony Merlo
National Practice Leader, Health Dialogue

Tony Merlo is responsible for overseeing all aspects of relationships with several Health Dialog clients, and leads a team that develops expanded health and productivity programs for all employers receiving Health Dialog services. Prior to joining Health Dialog four years ago, he had served leading global banks and U.S. integrated healthcare delivery systems, while at McKinsey and Company, APM, and CSG, with emphasis on new business development, quality management, corporate culture change, and population health management.

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Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH


Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH
Harvard School of Public Health

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Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH


Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH
Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Nobel is on the adjunct faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health where he does research on emerging information technologies and health care delivery processes. An important aspect if Nobel’s work includes active engagement with the payer and purchaser world, including advisory liaisons with large self-insured employers, insurers and healthcare business coalitions. Dr. Nobel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine with Master’s Degrees in both Epidemiology and Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Lonny Reisman, MD


Lonny Reisman, MD
CEO, ActiveHealth Management

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Lonny Reisman, MD


Lonny Reisman, MD
CEO, ActiveHealth Management

Dr. Lonny Reisman has served as Chief Executive Officer of Active Health Management since October 1998. Prior to joining ActiveHealth, Lonny was a principal in the Managed Care Group of William M. Mercer from 1991 to 1998, where he led numerous consulting engagements with Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare providers, suppliers, and payers that focused on reducing the demand for healthcare resources. Lonny served as an attending physician at NY Hospital and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center from 1987 to 1999. From 1987 to 1990, Lonny consulted on the corporate medical staff of Merrill Lynch and Co, where he was responsible for identifying expense reduction opportunities in the company’s self-insured medical plan. Lonny was a cardiology fellow at the University of Chicago from 1985 to 1987, and an intern and resident at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center in New York from 1981 to 1984. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from SUNY at Stony Brook and Tel Aviv University, and has published numerous medical articles. Lonny was the architect behind the development of ActiveHealth’s CareEngine® System intelligence.

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Debra Richman


Debra Richman
Executive VP, Healthcare Development, dLife

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Debra Richman


Debra Richman
Executive VP, Healthcare Development, dLife

Debra Richman is the Executive Vice President of the Healthcare Development at dLife. dLife is a multimedia consumer education platform reaching and engaging the diabetes community through TV, web and print. dLife includes the only national TV show dedicated to diabetes and the leading website dLife.com. Previously, Ms. Richman was a principal with Cedar Ventures, and was Founder and CEO of BestHalf.com, a company targeting the aging consumer market. Ms. Richman previously held management positions at Caremark, Baxter International, Cybear and PhyMatrix.

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William Rosenberg


William Rosenberg
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

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William Rosenberg


William Rosenberg
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Bill Rosenberg is a Director in PricewaterhouseCooper’s New York Health Care practice. He advises large employers, health plans and pharmaceutical companies on diverse matters ranging from product design and strategy to compliance to health policy. Recently, he was co-author of Assessing Quality Based Benefit Design, which was published by the California Health Care Foundation and Pacific Business Group on Health. Bill has lectured at Columbia University, served on a Working Group at the National Institutes of Health and was a member of Strategic Health Perspectives, an opinion research collaboration with the Harris Poll and Harvard School of Public Health. Bill has degrees from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Harvard College and serves on the Board of Health in Madison, NJ.

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Jay Sanders


Jay Sanders
President and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group and President Emeritus, American Telemedicine Association

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Jay Sanders


Jay Sanders
President and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group and President Emeritus, American Telemedicine Association

Jay H. Sanders, M.D. is President and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Adjunct), and a founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association where he serves as President Emeritus. Dr. Sanders has served on the NASA Biological and Physical Research Advisory Committee, as a consultant to the NASA Space Communication Center and the Scientific Director for the NASA Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Commercial Space Center. He is a consultant to the Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at Ft. Detrick, and previously to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and served as a consultant to the Air Force Center for Telehealth and Theater Informatics, and was a member of the Department of Defense Telemedicine Board of Directors with the Surgeon Generals of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. He has been appointed by Secretary of HHS, Michael Leavitt, to the Chronic Care Workgroup of the American Health Information Community Committee, and during the Clinton Administration he directed the U.S. telemedicine initiatives to the G-8 nations, has been a consultant to the World Health Organization on Health Telematics, as well as a consultant to the Russian Telemedicine Foundation.

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Jay Silverstein


Jay Silverstein
President, Employer/Employee Group, Revolution Health

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Jay Silverstein


Jay Silverstein
President, Employer/Employee Group, Revolution Health

Jay Silverstein, President, Employer. Mr. Silverstein joins RHG from Health Net Inc., where he was Chief Branding Officer. Prior to Health Net Inc., Mr. Silverstein was chief marketing officer and member of the Executive Council at UnitedHealthcare. Over his 20-year tenure, Mr. Silverstein has been instrumental in major sector shifts, including the development of the Point-of-Service category, the integration of complementary medicine into mainstream insurance, and the launch of physician report cards. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Jay was the EVP, Chief Imagineer at Oxford Health Plans. Mr. Silverstein is on the Strategic Advisory Board for Health Horizons/Institute for the Future.

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Joseph Ternullo, JD, CPA


Joseph Ternullo, JD, CPA
Associate Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare and Vice President, Continua Health Alliance

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Joseph Ternullo, JD, CPA


Joseph Ternullo, JD, CPA
Associate Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare and Vice President, Continua Health Alliance

Focusing on policy matters, contracting, and corporate-sponsored research, Joe helps Partners build relationships with Fortune 500 companies and with payer and provider organizations, not only in New England but also in the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. In keeping with these duties, he founded the Connected Health Symposium, now held annually at the Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. He has interned with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on coverage and policy issues relating to the use of communications technology in healthcare. Thanks to financial support from the Royal College of Medicine and Vodaphone, he has served as Senior Visiting Fellow at Kingston University, London. Joe earned his BS from Boston College, a Masters of Science in Taxation from Bentley College, and his JD from Boston University School of Law. He expects to receive his MPH, with a concentration in law, from the Harvard School of Public Health in May 2008. He is a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institutional Review Board and the American Telemedicine Association’s Policy Group and its Business and Finance special interest group. He serves as Vice President of the Continua Health Alliance. In July 2007, at the invitation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Joe became a member of the American Health Information Community Chronic Care Workgroup.

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Delia Vetter


Delia Vetter
Senior Director of Benefits, EMC

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Delia Vetter


Delia Vetter
Senior Director of Benefits, EMC

Delia Vetter, Senior Director of Benefits and Programs, joined EMC Corporation in 1994. Her responsibilities include creating and implementing benefits strategy, communications, systems, and administration for EMC’s organizations in the United States and Canada. Throughout the past 13 years at EMC, Delia has built a comprehensive benefits program focused on cost-effectiveness, innovative technologies, and health programs. Recently, she led the development of a cost containment health care management strategy focused on employee consumerism, using leading edge technology to manage employee health and health care dollars, as well as to effect behavior modification.

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David Whitlinger


David Whitlinger
President, Continua Health Alliance

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David Whitlinger


David Whitlinger
President, Continua Health Alliance

David Whitlinger serves as the director of Healthcare Device Standards and Interoperability for the Intel Corporation in its Digital Health Group. Mr. Whitlinger is responsible for Intel’s healthcare device interoperability strategies and the standards development to support those strategies. He is currently leading a large, cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an eco-system of interoperable, personal telehealth systems. Mr. Whitlinger has been with Intel since 1993 and prior to establishing the Healthcare Device Standards Group, he worked on a wide variety of wireless standards. As a result, Mr. Whitlinger and his team are leaders in many standards organizations throughout the world, including: Health Level Seven (HL7); Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE); IEEE 1073; Bluetooth SIG; WiMedia Alliance; Homeplug Alliance; UPnP Forum; Oasis; WSI; and, the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). He also served on the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors for several years. Mr.Whitlinger is the author of five research journal articles, four of which focused on breast cancer DNA analysis.

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Richard J. Zall


Richard J. Zall
Esquire, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

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Richard J. Zall


Richard J. Zall
Esquire, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

Mr. Zall is a partner in the Health Care Group at Proskauer Rose, an international law firm headquartered in New York. Rick’s practice is focused on corporate and regulatory representation of a wide array of health care clients, including academic medical centers, hospitals, physician organizations, information technology and medical device companies, managed care and health benefit management companies and private equity firms. A significant part of Rick’s practice consists of the representation of companies developing and commercializing new health care technologies to connect providers and consumers. Rick provides clients with counsel in the planning and execution of health care-related corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financings; the structuring of joint ventures and other contractual relationships among various health industry parties; and compliance with federal and state health care regulations. He also advises health care clients and health sector investors on business strategy, product and service development, financial transactions, and new venture implementation. Rick is admitted to practice law in New York. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and an Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow.

 

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