Stanford, WorldDoc to Present Health Risk Assessment Tools and Trends at Healthcare Webinar

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Experts from Stanford University, Stanford School of Medicine and WorldDoc will be featured presenters at New Developments and Enhancements in Health Risk Assessments, an August 13, 2008 webinar from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

When effectively developed, launched and analyzed, health risk assessments (HRAs) can deliver a gold mine of data for healthcare payors, providers and employers wishing to improve overall population health and curb healthcare expenditures. During New Developments and Enhancements in Health Risk Assessments, a 90-minute webinar, industry experts will describe new developments and enhancements to HRAs that increase participant engagement and results from the HRA in this competitive landscape. For more information, please visit

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Scheduled Speakers: Wes Alles, Ph.D., director of the Stanford University Prevention Research Center, Yann Meunier, M.D., health improvement manager, Stanford School of Medicine Health Improvement Program and Gary Smithson, M.D., M.B.A., WorldDoc.

Conference Highlights: Measuring return on investment from an HRA; targeting hard-to-reach populations to complete an HRA; engaging physicians to act on HRA data; integrating HRA data with other data sources, such as claims and pharmacy data; meeting National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) HRA accreditation; creating an effective incentive structure for HRA completion; determining appropriate interventions based on HRA data; stratifying HRA participants to appropriate levels of intervention; and analyzing new trends in HRAs.

Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, health promotion and wellness professionals and business development and strategic planning directors.

Webinar Formats: 90-minute live webinar on August 13, 2008 includes a 30-minute Q&A; "On-Demand" rebroadcast available August 15, 2008; 90-minute recording on CD-ROM with printed transcript or video recording of webinar on DVD available September 3, 2008. For conference details, please visit

Quote attributable to Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO:
"This webinar offers participants the chance to learn from leading researchers and innovators in this area of population health management. Health risk assessments help identify high health risk candidates for health coaching and other risk-reduction interventions, but the integration of HRA results with other data can paint a more complete picture of an individual's health needs. Companies that invest in health risk assessment tools should see corresponding savings in medical claims, providing the high-risk individuals commit to proscribed wellness and disease management initiatives.."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network:
HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 292-3073, e-mail info @, or visit


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