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HERO Forumj

2014 Forum for Employee Health Management Solutions
and the C. Everett Koop Awards

Westin, San Diego
San Diego, CA
September 30 - October 2, 2014

Registration is Open to the Public

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From Return on Investment to Value on Investment


New Global Half-day Session to Lead Off HERO Forum

HERO is adding a new Global Healthy Workplace seminar to the Forum lineup.  This new half-day preconference session will focus on the challenges of the global workforce.  (read more)

HERO Forum Agenda

The full agenda for the 2014 HERO Forum is now available. Review the Forum Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Nate CobbNathan Cobb, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MeYou Health

Using “Social” to Effectively Drive Engagement:
Moving from Closed to Open

Traditional workplace engagement strategies for health and well-being interventions stress interactions with employees' immediate peers, a model that sharply limits the scope of social support and restricts positive collaborations with friends and family. This pattern has persisted even with interventions and programs that are delivered digitally or online. Recent work on social network science with regard to diffusion of interventions and social influence indicates that programs that are “Open Social,” which allows a participant to interact with any of their real-world friends or family, can improve engagement, drive efficacy and improve Return on Investment. This session will review the application of open social approaches to program design using specific examples drawn both from commercial products and academic research.

Dee EdingtonDee Edington, PhD
Founder and Chairman of Edington Associates

Shared Values, Shared Results

Health management strategies in organizations have taken many routes over the past 40 years.  Most of the strategies were related to behavior change in individual stakeholders and positive Return on Investment (ROI) for employers.  The resulting savings (cost-avoidance) in healthcare, disability and time-away-from work served to decrease below-the-line costs.   While most of us believe in the intuitive nature of cost-avoidance, the results have been less than convincing.  Value on Investment (VOI) tends to focus on top-line revenue, including intangible returns and value over time. This presentation will focus on how Shared Values, Shared Results help drive top-line revenue over time (VOI, including ROI) by encouraging meaningful work and lives of stakeholders and driving positive organizations.  Examples of positive deviance and outliers will be used and proposed as the norm of the future.  The new economy requires emergence of new ways of identifying and integrating the intangible values in society.

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Special Features
Shed the business suit and come dressed for fitness. Wednesday is Fitness day at the Forum.  Just one of the events that round out the HERO Forum experience. Visit the Special Features page for details.




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