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April Education Program

  • April 06, 2017
  • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club


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April Educational Program

April 6, 2017

2 CEs have been approved by the WAOIC.

Healthcare Innovation: Impacts on the delivery and management in healthcare through innovations

This presentation will describe how healthcare innovation is impacting how healthcare is delivered and managed, including the impact on plan sponsors, benefits plans, providers, consumers, and administrators. Innovation carries risks and opportunities that must be considered as stakeholders if, how, and when innovations are implemented. Plan sponsors will vary in their reactions to embracing innovation based on their place in the innovation adoption cycle.

Presenter Michael Garrett, MS, CCM is a Principal at Mercer where he focuses on value based care, accountable care, healthcare quality, and care transformation consulting work. He works with large employers across the country as they incorporate healthcare innovations into their benefit plans and deploy them to their workforce. He has had more than 30 years of experience in the industry in care management, healthcare quality, and health information technology. He holds a Master of Science in clinical psychology and is a certified case manager.

Cancer Pathways
When Cancer Comes to Work

Cancer enters the workplace every day. Annually approximately 1.66 million people will hear the words, "You have cancer" and 44% of these individuals will be of working age. In addition, 80% of cancer survivors return to work. These statistics illustrate that cancer in the workplace is a critical business issue.

A myriad of complex issues - legal, financial, insurance and communications - arise when an employee faces a cancer diagnosis either personally or as the caregiver for a loved one. Employers need answers. Cancer Pathways has been helping companies address these issues for over 10 years.

These words reflect the positive response to Cancer Pathways' launch of their corporate program, When Cancer Comes to Work. Their seminar addresses the myriad of issues that arise when an employee faces a cancer diagnosis. Legal issues are explored from the perspective of both the employer and the employee by two local attorneys.

With the right information and tools you will be comfortable and confident as you successfully navigate the complex issues. The more you know the more appropriate and effective your response will be as an employer and as a colleague. The return is huge - when a company invests in its employees' well-being, it experiences improved outcomes, greater employee engagement, an enhanced workplace culture and measurable ROI.

Presenter Anna Gottlieb is the Founder Executive Director of Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda's Club Seattle). After earning her Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Ohio State University, she became a VISTA volunteer for a year of service, then made her way to the University of Oregon where she became a Graduate Teaching Fellow while earning a Master's in Public Administration and International Affairs with an emphasis in health care. Her vast experience in public service has earned titles including Presidential Management Intern, Management Analyst in the Office of Special Investigations, Legislative Analyst with the U.S. Senate Criminal Justice Subcommittee, and Program Analyst for the National Juvenile Justice Program. After her time working for the Department of Justice, Anna transitioned to life in Seattle, where she went to work for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to investigate the largest Women's Health Initiative in the country. In 1995 Anna saw an article in People Magazine about the first Gilda's Club opening in New York City. Inspired by the family focus and the humor that thrived within a cancer support community, she was convinced that this wonderful program was needed in Seattle. Anna has spent the last 20 years pursuing this dream and providing free programs for all of those touched by cancer. Her organization has touched lives over 250,000 times helping men, women, children and families across our State.


Online registration deadline is April 4.
Register by phone until noon on April 5 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after April 4.
Members must log in to get the member rate.

Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave, Seattle 98101  •  map
Parking is available but not validated

7:15-8:00 am  Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in
8:00-8:50 am  Program
8:50-9:00 am  Break
9:00-9:50 am  Program
9:50-10:00 am  Q&A, WAOIC sign out

$65 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
$80 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

To qualify for WAOIC CE credits:
You will need to show government-issued photo identification and signature.
Your WAOIC number is required on the sign in / sign out form.




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