The Doctor is in: A Global Company's Strategy to Improve Health, One Employee at a Time

August 18, 2014
Hosted by Robert Chamberlain

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Employers are leading efforts to control their healthcare spend and improve the health of their workforce by looking at the risks unique to their population and creating the appropriate health initiatives to address them. To do this, many employers partner with local health systems but what happens when the company has multiple sites, worldwide? They hire a physician to provide the clinical oversight necessary to build a program based on personalized care. Join Robert and his guest, Dexter Shurney, MD, chief medical director/executive director for Global Benefits, Health and Wellness for Cummins, Inc., a worldwide company that designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies. The company employs 48,000 in 190 countries, 24,000 of which are located in the U.S. The two will discuss Cummin’s major health initiative and the challenges of addressing the health needs of an employee population in multiple locations across the country.

Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times

Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times

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Inside Healthcare: Critical Thinking for Turbulent Times brings together healthcare and business leaders from our home base of Nashville, Tennessee and throughout the country who are in the trenches, changing the dynamic on how healthcare is delivered in the United States. Our show focuses on those who are breaking down traditional industry barriers to build bridges between organizations and forging the necessary partnerships and infrastructure needed to improve care. Inside Healthcare takes an honest look at today’s health care industry, challenging issues and celebrating solutions in population health management in the commercial market.

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Robert Chamberlain

Robert Chamberlain

Robert Chamberlain is the founder, chairman and CEO of Applied Health Analytics, LLC. He is a veteran executive and noted entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience. Robert travels across the country talking to health systems, hospitals, TPAs, benefit consultants, health organizations and employers to encourage them to take control in today’s healthcare environment and create a new paradigm that meets not only ACA requirements but delivers revenue or contains costs. Robert is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurialism and successful payer-provider partnerships and has authored numerous articles which have appeared in such publications as The Tennessean, Healthcare Financial Management Magazine, Executive Insight, Medical Practice Insider, Benefits and Compensation Digest, Health Management Technology and Modern Healthcare. He was named a Nashville Business Journal 2014 Healthcare Hero.

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