• Finding Greater Value in Healthcare Transformation and Consumerism

    “People like choices. They don’t like to be controlled and micromanaged. People like to be empowered and understand… so they can make informed decisions.”
    Jennifer Flynn

  • Finding Greater Value in Healthcare Transformation and Consumerism

    ”Employers are too far removed from the discussion about what they’re trying to buy and what they’re actually getting for the money they’re spending [on healthcare].”
    — Chuck Reynolds

  • Finding Greater Value in Healthcare Transformation and Consumerism

    “Allowing people to have significant control will have very positive impact on their health and healthcare into the future.”
    — Ben Carson

Message from the Executive Director

Bob KarchI would like to welcome each of you, the newcomers, dedicated followers, and in many cases, contributors, to the relaunch of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute (HPMI) website.

For many of you, the person who you expected to be writing this column is George J. Pantos, one of the founders of HPMI, an outstanding lawyer and highly-respected thought leader regarding healthcare benefit issues. For those who do not know, George unexpectedly passed on Oct. 18, 2013 (“Obituary.” Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2013) and he continues to be greatly missed by the HPMI family.

I had the pleasure of meeting George on several occasions, and in our last meeting, in the fall of 2013, he asked me to join the HPMI Advisory Board. I accepted, and following his passing, was asked to continue his legacy by filling the Executive Director position. After some introspection, it became clear to me that HPMI’s initiatives were complementary to my ongoing research, writing and teaching activities at American University. Therefore, I filled the role in the spring of 2014 and began the process of relaunching HPMI and its related activities. Read More

About HPMI

HPMI is a research and education organization dedicated to promoting the use of business technology and strategic management principles to deliver greater value and more cost-effective benefits for healthcare organizations, employers and their employees/members.
HPMI’s mission is to identify and communicate effective business strategies that address the challenges of improving quality and outcomes, and controlling costs in the provision of healthcare.
Supported by its four key pillars — Measure, Manage, Engage and Automate — HPMI provides organizations with visibility and control over their healthcare benefits spending trends and risk management postures, while protecting individual employee privacy.

Featured Publications

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Finding Greater Value in Healthcare Transformation and Consumerism

The Healthcare Performance Management Institute (HPMI) interviewed Dr. Ben Carson, Former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery of Johns Hopkins and other key healthcare subject matter experts on the topic of Finding Greater Value in Healthcare Transformation and Consumerism. While their viewpoints were as varied as their professional backgrounds, four strategic themes from the individual conversations were identified and addressed in this white paper.

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White Paper: ACA and Alternative Funding for Small Employers

In response to major uncertainties in the commercial insurance market due to the sweeping new health reform law, many mid-sized and smaller employers—as well as their brokers and consultants - have pursued a shift to self insurance as an alternative means to reduce health plan costs.

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White Paper: Workplace Wellness Done Right

According to a Price Waterhouse Coopers report, 89 percent of employers understand the connection between a healthy workforce and lower health insurance costs. As the healthcare landscape continues to change, brokers who embrace and master the principles of Population Health Management (PHM) can play an important role as trusted advisors by educating their clients on how this new technology-enabled, data-driven strategy can deliver more healthcare value for client dollars spent.