tom emerick and al lewis, the authors of the new book cracking health costs, are known for their strong and often controversial opinions about what’s wrong with workplace wellness. in interviews, their book, and other writings, they’ve discussed their views on the dangers of health risk assessments and screenings, the massive amounts of money poured into wellness and wasted, and the vendors that lead companies astray.
for this month’s cohealth checkup, we invited tom and al to join us for a frank discussion about what is wrong and how employers can change tack. our show went a little longer than our regular 30 minutes as we dove into the most effective strategies companies can employ, the importance of focusing on the outliers, and the connection between a clean bathroom and a positive, caring work environment. after you listen to the show, you can download the first chapter of the book here.
about our guests:
tom emerick is the retired global benefits leader for walmart and al lewis is a writer, speaker, and president of the disease management purchasing consortium. al is also the author of the well-known book why nobody believes the numbers: distinguishing fact from fiction in population health management.
next cohealth checkup: wednesday, august 7, 12 pm EDT
on our next show we welcome martha wofford and derek newell. martha leads aetna’s company-wide carepass platform and derek is the CEO of jiff, a company that recently announced a new product, the health outcomes marketplace, in partnership with towers watson. we’ll be discussing what these products offer employers and how employers should approach their mobile health strategies for employees. look here for all the ways to listen to cohealth checkup.