– The Think Tank is a small group of employee health management
(EHM) experts who interact regularly to exchange ideas, expertise, and
recommendations in order to solve problems and react to opportunities.
The intent is to create and disseminate reliable EHM national
policy, strategy, leadership, and infrastructure.
The Membership –
The Think Tank is employer driven. Joining the employers
are selected health-benefits consultants, major universities, health
care providers/plans, and EHM/disease management providers. The
Think Tank membership is small by design. A limited number of
members is necessary in order to create high levels of candor,
confidence, and respect across the entire Think Tank membership.
The end result is an environment where well informed and experienced
corporate and provider thought leaders can interact, agree to disagree,
then identify areas of consensus that advance the Think Tank mission.
To review the Think Tank members and the individuals who represent these
organizations, click on the
Members List link.
Think Tank Operations - The
Think Tank facilitates two meetings per year: A one and one half
day meeting in February and a dinner meeting in conjunction with the
HERO Forum. Often, discussion develops along these lines: 1).
identification of the most pressing EHM needs and opportunities, 2).
determination of specific projects the Think Tank can develop that
advance the mission, and 3). prioritization and activation of specific
projects. These efforts are developed through the Think
Tank Innovation, Education, Research, and Membership Committees.
Each Think Tank member has the opportunity to serve on one or more of
HERO Accomplishments - In a little over four years, the
Think Tank has developed and successfully launched the
following highly recognized projects:
All of these projects were created, designed, and
operated by the Think Tank members.
HERO Member Benefits - Being a member of the Think Tank
is not for everyone. Membership is for those who want to have a
hands-on, major role in the creation and
dissemination of national EHM policy, strategy,
leadership, and infrastructure.
Membership allows your organization and you to
be at the epicenter of a dynamic evolutionary process that enhances
the sophistication and credibility of EHM.
Network with and get to know the Think Tank
members who are recognized EHM corporate and provider executives and
With any effort, there are leaders and
followers. As a member of the Think Tank you are part of the
leadership group that is rapidly moving EHM forward to new levels of
acceptance and accountability.
In summary, Think Tank membership is an unusual
opportunity for professional development
that directly impacts your knowledge and skills as an EHM professional.
a Member - For more information on membership, visit
the Become a Member
page. You may also call 952-835-4257, or email
Pictured is the February 2011 Think Tank members meeting. You are
invited to become a Think Tank member and be part of the next meeting.
We look forward to seeing