Dr. Michael J. Connor of Alere Health Focuses on Best Practices In Assessing Health Management Programs at CCA Forum on Oct. 23 Key Measurement Domains Covered CCA Forum 2013 Business Wire ATLANTA -- October 21, 2013 Wellness and condition management programs are increasingly becoming a critical component of employer benefit programs, but how can companies ensure that the services are achieving the desired employee health and medical financial savings outcomes? Michael J. Connor, Dr.PH., senior vice president of customer analytics for Alere Health, a leading provider of health management solutions, will highlight what employers should know and understand about measurement and reporting to ensure better care, cost savings and participant engagement during the Care Continuum Alliance (CCA) Forum 2013 held October 23-25 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Dr. Connor is also a member of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Think Tank, the HERO CCA Measurement Steering Committee and the CCA Quality and Research Committee. In his presentation at 3:30 p.m. on October 23, “The Value Cascade: Best Practices for Reporting Program Value, Connor will cover the key measurement domains and important population considerations that are crucial to the success of population health management programs. “The challenge has been how to measure and monitor the effectiveness of these programs so that they can be adjusted to best meet client needs,” says Connor, who leads customer analytics for Alere Health and has more than 30 years of healthcare measurement and reporting experience. “At Alere, we have worked with leading industry organizations to develop a value cascade, or framework, that leads a client in a step-by-step process from initiation of a program to patient engagement and adherence to the realization of performance goals.” Several Alere executives will also participate in thought leadership presentations at the CCA Forum: *Dr. Connor, Rhonda Willingham, RN, BSN, executive vice president at Alere Health, and Jerry Noyce, president and CEO of HERO, will present “Communicating Value: A Strategic Business Imperative” at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24. *Craig Keyes, MD, CEO of Alere Health, will moderate a panel discussion titled, “If You’ve Seen One ACO…” at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24. *Dan Davis, R.Ph., CCP, director of product strategy for care gaps, will present the poster “Clinical Gap Closure: Implications of Population Differences on Success” in the poster exhibition area from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, October 24. The analysis looked at the implications of population differences on the number and types of clinical gaps as well as the success of gap closure for different segmented populations. The annual CCA Forum brings together healthcare industry leaders, technology innovators, government officials, researchers and academics. About Alere Alere Health is part of the health information solutions business of Alere Inc. By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health information technology, Alere enables individuals to take charge of improving their health and quality of life at home. Alere's global leading products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focus on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology and diabetes. Alere is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information regarding Alere, please visit www.alere.com. Contact: For Alere Health Jan McClure, 770-559-1016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Michael J. Connor of Alere Health Focuses on Best Practices In Assessing Health Management Programs at CCA Forum on Oct. 23
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