2022 On-Site and Near-Site Health Clinics Summit
July 18-19, 2022 * The Westin Boston Seaport District * Boston, MA

2022 On-Site and Near-Site Health Clinics Summit

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COVID-19 Advisory: BRI Network holds above all else, the health & safety of our attendees and their families. Currently this event is scheduled as an in-person event. We will however, continue to monitor and follow recommendations regarding capacity from CDC and other health agencies.
About the Conference:

As healthcare spending continues to dramatically increase, employers are taking control in an effort to curtail costs while improving the overall health of their workforce. Also, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the primacy of health and wellbeing has never been more profound. The pandemic has also highlighted the need for better mental healthcare services. Employers increasingly view their investments in health and wellbeing as an integral part of their workforce strategy. Companies want to take the necessary steps to improve healthcare for their employees, reduce their health plan spend and address the rising need for behavioral healthcare services. Many employers see a strong connection between employee health and wellbeing and overall business performance. On-site and near-site workplace health clinics provide a smart solution that delivers high quality of care along with cost savings.

 

An on-site or near-site health clinic can offer a full array of services spanning primary care and prevention to diagnostic testing, chronic condition management, pharmacy dispensing, physical therapy, lab work, wellness, etc. The overall results have been positive, reflecting improved employee health and productivity, recruitment and retention, as well as well-being and satisfaction. Human resources, benefits and wellness leaders, as well as medical directors will discuss the value of on-site and near-site clinics as a successful strategy in controlling healthcare costs, enabling easy access to medical services, improving employee health, enhancing engagement in worksite programs—and ultimately increasing employee productivity and loss of absenteeism. You will also learn the benefits associated with expanding the present services of current on-site and near-site health clinics, and practical solutions to operate a cost-effective healthcare program while providing quality healthcare and wellness programs.

 

This is the only conference that will equip you and your organization with innovative practices, case studies and tools to succeed with reducing healthcare costs, improving workforce health and productivity, and boosting employee engagement and satisfaction. By attending the conference, you will learn what highly regarded organizations are doing to improve employee population health and productivity.

Who Should Attend?
From Employers/Health Plans/Health Systems/Hospitals:

  • CEO’s
  • CMO’s
  • CFO’s
  • Wellness
  • Benefits Managers
    • Employee Wellness
    • Human Resources
    • COO’s
    • Wellness RN
    • Occupational Health
    • Employee Assistance Programs
    • Health Coaching
    • Total Rewards
    • Medical Directors
    • Disease Management
    • Health Management
    • Safety
    • Lifestyle Management
    • Corporate Care
    • Productivity
    • Risk Management
    • Wellness Coordinator
    • Fitness Instructors
    • Health Management

Also of interest to Vendors and Solution Providers

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, July 18, 2022
7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

How Employer-Sponsored Health Clinics Help Manage Healthcare Costs

Amid healthcare costs growing faster than general economic inflation, U.S. employers are searching for strategies to provide high-value employee healthcare while effectively managing healthcare costs and getting the greatest value from dollars invested. Forward-looking employers are turning to employer-sponsored health clinics as innovative delivery methods to bring healthcare directly to workers at or near their workplace. These on-site or near-site health centers are specifically designed to help businesses control rising healthcare costs by engaging employees and applying a preventative care approach to employee health. This session will explore creating health centers that are the medical homes for your employees and their families; as well as creating on-site and near-site health clinics that offer employees comprehensive, advanced primary care while delivering consistency in both results and outcomes, restoring the doctor-patient relationship, and providing a sustainable solution for long-term investment.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

The Future of On-Site Healthcare

As healthcare costs continue to rise, employers should look for alternative ways to support their employees with on-site healthcare services to drive affordability while improving their overall health. In a pandemic situation like this, protecting your workplace and workforce becomes more crucial than ever. With onsite healthcare and medical services, employers can provide their workforce with convenient access to quality and affordable care. It is evident that employer-based on-site health centers and telemedicine are gaining popularity lately. Primarily, it is because of the improved access to high-quality care for employees. Expanding existing occupational health management services to provide primary care, general medical services, and health assessments will offer both employees and their families timely access to quality care. On-site medical clinic’s positive growth trend indicates a broader drift toward comprehensive onsite clinics and mobile labs at a worksite. This session will explore all this and more, as well as future onsite healthcare trends.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

How Employers are Bracing On-Site Clinics Post COVID-19

Employer on-site clinics have proved nimble in the face of COVID-19—and their appeal continues to grow. On-site clinics have proven to be flexible enough to adapt to the current landscape and provide COVID-19 testing and virtual counseling. Though the pandemic forced large numbers of employees nationwide to work from home, employers are also mulling expanded services at on-site clinics. This session will explore how workplace clinics are stepping up to COVID-19 challenges.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of On-Site Health Clinic Performance

More and more employers are turning to on-site clinics to get a handle on rising healthcare costs. It’s a big change for everyone involved, including employees who may not be used to the convenient access and full suite of preventive care services that on-site clinics offer. For employers, the shift comes with its own set of questions like, “How do I know if my clinic is working?” Once you’ve implemented your own on-site clinic, it’s important to know how to measure the effectiveness of your new healthcare investment. This session will explore clinic metrics you should use to measure your new clinic.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

Near-Site or On-Site clinics: How to Choose the Best Model for Your Business

Both near-site and on-site health clinics improve access to care and lower costs. The scope of care for both clinic types can range from workplace injuries and minor illnesses to ongoing management of chronic diseases. When managed effectively, both models reduce the risk for future catastrophic claims, reduce unnecessary ER utilization and manage chronic conditions, leading to significant cost savings. While the end goals of both near-site and onsite clinics may be the same, choosing the right onsite care model for your workforce will drive utilization, ensure buy-in and ultimately fuel cost savings. This session will explore recommendations to consider when deciding whether to have your clinic near-site or on-site.

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Luncheon

 

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Expanding Virtual Care Services Amid a Pandemic

As utilization of telehealth services to replace in-person consultations grows amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers’ on-site and near-site health clinics have transitioned to expand virtual care services. With employees’ healthcare needs shifting amid the pandemic, employers are looking for ways to reinvent their on-site employee health clinics. Topics to be discussed will include:

– Offering a myriad of virtual care services, including chronic condition management, behavioral health, care navigation, and physical therapy

– The importance of health information technology as on-site employee health centers move to ensure interoperability between their IT systems and electronic medical records

– The integration between on-site employee health centers and vendor partners

– Finding appropriate providers and the community and coordinating care

 

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel: Worksite Health Centers: A Key Well-Being Strategy

For many employer sponsors, onsite health centers proved to be a valuable asset during the COVID-19 pandemic, even when few or no employees came to work at company locations. In some cases, health center staff provided much-needed advice and guidance to organizations’ COVID task forces. Some provided COVID testing and vaccinations. Perhaps most importantly, many transitioned to virtual services – a significant change that will continue post-COVID and have a lasting impact on access to care. This session will explore key considerations for employers that provide health centers or plan to provide health centers in the future, including leveraging telehealth, integrating health center primary care models with the community healthcare ecosystem, and ancillary services employers should consider offering.

 

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Maximizing the ROI of Your Health Clinic

Opening a dedicated health center might seem like a magic-bullet solution for lowering healthcare costs, but the path to generating a positive ROI requires meaningful engagement with health plan members and clinic services. Employers need to focus on providing value through ease of accessibility and keeping employees engaged, high-quality care and positive health outcomes. This session will explore how determining the right way to drive health center usage leads to higher engagement and faster ROI.

 

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Offering On-Site Behavioral Health Resources

One in five Americans suffers from mental health conditions. Without improved treatment, the world will lose 12 billion workdays to depression and anxiety disorders alone by 2030, according to World Health Organization estimates. Is it time to re-think the value of the employee assistance program? The traditional EAP is intended to provide employees with immediate telephonic access to resources to manage stress, substance abuse, depression, family issues and other personal challenges. Following a triage session many employees arrange to visit with a local EAP therapist. Most plans cover a few visits with little or no cost to the patient. Employers, ostensibly, derive value by delivering benefits that improve workplace performance and productivity. These programs purport to reduce illness leave, absenteeism and disability costs. And, in some cases, an EAP can provide onsite assistance to employees following a traumatic workplace event such as an episode of workplace violence or national disaster. This session will explore considerations for replacing the traditional EAP with onsite behavioral health resources.

Day Two – Tuesday, July 19, 2022
7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Remarks

 

8:15am – 9:00am

The Vital Role and Onsite Employee Health Clinic Plays During a Pandemic

Organizations across the world are being fundamentally challenged by the pandemic. Companies need to optimize all existing tools to safeguard business continuity. On-site employee health clinics play a vital role in keeping businesses safely open. They are a frontline defense; and a central hub for detecting, evaluating and managing risks. From helping to set physical distancing guidelines and managing possible exposure, to timely hospital referrals and disease management, these clinics are proving invaluable. This session will examine the advantages of on-site clinics that go beyond government mandated requirements.

 

9:00am – 9:45am

The Importance of the Employer-Provider Partnership

The employer and the provider must have a shared understanding of the quality metrics, financial incentives and service offerings that will benefit their partnership over the long run. This session will explore the importance of the employer-provider partnership in reducing costs and improving care and common goals.

 

9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break

 

10:15am – 11:00am

Managing Population Health

Promoting health, improving workplace productivity, reducing absenteeism and controlling workers compensation as well as short and long-term disability spend is a daunting task for U.S. companies. Employers of all dimensions and business types, either fully insured or self-insured, are constantly assessing ways to reduce rising healthcare costs. The executive suite is looking at different strategies to the current healthcare delivery system. The implementation of an onsite workplace clinic is one strategy to reduce costs, improve population health outcomes and provide a happier and healthier workplace culture. An employer that sets the direction in managing their population health challenges will help drive a more engaged, productive, cost-effective and healthier workforce.

 

11:00am – 11:45am

You Are Opening a New On-Site Clinic, So What is Next?

Establishing an onsite health and wellness center presence requires a lot more than simply placing clinicians at the worksite. This session will explore designing, building and outfitting the space; hiring and training the care team; communication and onboarding; making sure your clinic aligns with your culture and meets your employees’ needs; ensuring a successful launch.

 

11:45am – 12:30pm

Regulatory Implications of Employee On-Site Healthcare

It is becoming increasingly common for employers across a broad spectrum of industries to offer o-nsite access to healthcare as an employment benefit, often as a supplement and/or complement to employer-subsidized health insurance plans. The medical services offered at such on-site centers can range from work related occupational health services to primary care and preventative health services. On-site centers allow employers to reduce overall medical costs, offer convenient access to healthcare for employees, and improve the health and productivity of employees. Employers need to be aware of potential regulatory issues associated with offering on-site centers. This session will help guide your organization towards achieving regulatory compliance.

 

12:30pm

Conference Concludes

Workshop - Tuesday, July 19, 2022
12:45pm – 2:45pm

Workshop

The Benefits of an On-Site Pharmacy

There are a number of benefits to offering an on-site pharmacy. Offering direct pharmacy services provides more opportunities to interact regularly with employees and build relationships over time, which in many cases leads to better healthcare and enhanced outcomes while creating a superior patient experience. In an on-site or near-site pharmacy setting, you as the pharmacist have a dedicated population and a single benefit plan to manage. In the community, you are dealing with an undefined population and multiple benefit plans, making it more difficult to build relationships and offer expert advice on prescription drug coverage. In an onsite pharmacy setting, pharmacists can get to know the population and plan inside-and-out, which makes it easy to advise members and their providers. The pharmacist can partner with the member and care team to craft the most appropriate, evidence-based, cost-effective, patient-centered care plan. Finally, and most importantly, this model also is different because the financial incentives are completely aligned with the members’ interests. This session will explore all this and other benefits of offering your employees an on-site or near-site pharmacy.

Venue

Westin Boston Seaport District
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-532-4600

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FAQ

Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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