IBM Watson Health , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy, FTI Consulting, Inc.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Employer-community partnerships play critical roles in improving health and economic well-being. Join the session to learn how FTI Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy partnered with a Nashville area Chamber led cross-sector collaborative (providers, employers, civic leaders) to measure the economic impact of health to inform strategies and engage stakeholders for change. The lead author of the Nashville report shares how extensive commercial claims data were used to quantify economic costs of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity for Nashville workforce and its peer cities. Businesses seek meaningful measures of costs, including absenteeism, lost productivity and medical costs for workforce and community. These exceeded a billion dollars in Nashville. The session includes perspectives from Nashville business leaders on how findings informed change and can serve as a model for others. Dr. Goetzel provides research insights about how businesses and public-private partnerships use metrics and research for engagement and change.