Education Series

Vital Incite 2021 Education Series

Looking for Objective Information and Timely Insights About 2021’s Biggest Healthcare Challenges?  Want to Find Better Answers to the Pharmacy Riddle? Want to Improve How You are Leveraging Technology to Drive Better Outcomes? 
Please join The Vital Incite team for a FREE webinar every 4th Wednesday of the month. Nationally recognized subject matter experts from the health and pharmacy industry and the top academic and research institutions will provide clarity amongst the chaos of the healthcare and pharmacy systems by answering their most burning questions of 2021.
Each webinar discussion will provide data-driven insights, accessible and unbiased information with actionable, scalable strategies for reducing medical and pharmacy spend and driving better health outcomes.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERIES

Understanding the True Impact and Strategies That Drive Better Outcomes

Business professionals did not need a pandemic to understand the toll that behavioral health takes on the workplace. Most professionals understand that behavioral health problems such as anxiety, stress, and depression, are critical factors in absenteeism, reduced productivity, and increased healthcare costs and by investing in programs and strategies, will improve their employee’s mental wellbeing. However, most professionals likely miss the real costs and opportunities lost, due to mental health and substance abuse.  Organizations do not account for the role anxiety, stress, and depression play in many other physical illnesses and chronic diseases.

Join us as we explore the data, trends, and strategies that leading researchers, institutions, and organizations are using to help drive better outcomes in tackling behavioral health in today’s new world.

Join us: May 26, 2021 from 11am-12pm EST
Guest Speaker: Dr. James Tacci, MD, JD, MPH (FACOEM, FACPM), Medical Director, University of Rochester Medical Center

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans have a mental health or substance use disorder1? Or that between 2007 and 2017, the percentage of medical claims associated with behavioral health (both mental illnesses and addictions) more than doubled2? This is why mental health is a daily topic being discussed in the workplace. Investing in employee’s wellbeing reduces overall costs and creates a culture of empathy, inclusion, and productivity. Employees are now looking to see what programs are in place to improve health and wellness and it is the employers’ job to provide the right tools and resources.

Learn how to reduce employee sick days, reduce staff turnover, and how employers can create a better workplace environment in this first webinar session.

During this session you will be introduced to the reason employers should …

  • Use the business case for investing in mental health and well-being.
  • Use direct interventions, which target mental health outcomes through education.
  • Use indirect interventions, which target risk factors associated with depression and anxiety.
  • Use Stress Management Interventions (SMIs) targeted at employees at risk for stress.
  • Use effective use of Digital Mental Health Interventions.

References:

1 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) www.samhsa.gov

2 The Health Care Cost Institute’s 2018 report  Health Care Cost & Utilization Report.

Join us: June 23, 2021 from 11am-12pm EST

Behavioral health has always been complicated, but now more than ever, that is proven to be true.  Employers need to know what the data is telling us about the impact and the state of behavioral health in the workplace in 2021.  What questions should employers ask to find real solutions for today and the future of Mental Health?  There has been a seismic shift since March 2020 in the discussions around Mental health, but what does that mean for employers?  How should employers react to these discussions and what further questions should employers be asking?  What are the solutions that are proven to work?  Join Vital Incite and our panel of nationally recognized behavioral health experts to explore the answers to these questions. Meaningful Q&A will follow the session with the experts from Anthem, Optum, and Mine & Associates.

Key points for the conversation include:

  • How employers can expand access to quality care
  • Behavioral health’s shift to consumerism and what it means to employers.
  • Behavioral health services that employers should explore that are evidence-based and shown proven outcomes.
  • How innovation is shifting employees’ way of consuming mental health care and how employers should react to the shift
Panelists:
David Wright, Psy.D., Director, Sales & Account Management, BH & EAP Solutions, Anthem
Heather Hardy, UHC/Optum
Robert Mines, Ph.D., Mines & Associates
Join us: July 28, 2021 from 11am-12pm EST

Panelists:

Susan Carr, MPH, Director of Quality, Outcomes Measurement and Faculty Engagement, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions

Judson Brewer, MD PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Research and Innovation, Brown Mindfulness Center

Adventist Health – Speaker TBD

 

Digital technology is transforming the way healthcare is practiced and consumed across the entire healthcare delivery system.  Behavioral health is not exempt from the trending phenomenon. Employers and members need tools to address their mental health needs, and they are demanding personalized programs designed to make mental health resources more convenient and approachable.

Join Vital Incite and our panel of digital behavioral health experts from Johns Hopkins, Brown Mindfulness Center and Adventist Health. Panelists will talk about various digital medicine solutions that will deliver convenient and accessible mental health resources.

During this session, you will learn:

  • How to improve access to mental health care through digital medicine.
  • How digital medicine can help identify health plan member needs.
  • How to use digital medicine to promote mental health.
  • How to use digital medicine to assess and deliver behavioral health solutions.
May 26, 2021

Why Employers Should Invest in Mental Health

PREVIOUSLY HELD SESSIONS

March 24, 2021

Navigating PBM Contracts to Uncover Ways to Reduce Cost & Improve Outcomes
February 24, 2021

Developing a Roadmap
for PBM Optimization

Super User Virtual Series 2021

Join us on April 15th at 11:00 am EDT to find out what Lessons can be Learned from 2020.

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 Pandemic created complex challenges in 2020.  When analyzing our Client’s health and financial performance from 2020, it is clear those challenges play a role in the results both positively and negatively.  The question is now what will 2020 mean for 2021, and what will it mean for years to come.  More than ever, organizations face an uncharted path in interpreting the data to design actionable strategies to move forward.

Join our Webinar for Lessons Learned from 2020 to review our Client’s financial and clinical results compared to previous years and benchmark.  This webinar is a way to convene to learn about the strategies and lessons learned in an unprecedented year but, more importantly, how “Best in Class” organizations plan on responding to what it means for the subsequent years to come.

This webinar will present the following highlights from Lessons Learned 2020:

  • How Vital Incite’s clients performed in 2020
  • The impact of COVID-19 and the “Road to Recovery” from the Pandemic
  • Strategic opportunities to positively impact health outcomes and financial spend
  • Vital Incite’s focus in 2021 to help our Client’s succeed

This webinar will be a 2-hour session.  The second hour is optional and will be devoted to attendees who want to collaborate.

Presenter/Moderator:   Mary Delaney, MSPT, President & Kaycee Eaton, VP of Strategic Consulting