IHPM Expands Award to PHI Institute in Conformity with Brandeis Grant; ROI Evaluation Models in Work-Site Health Programs Subject of Study.PHOENIX -- The Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM IHPM Institute for Health and Productivity Management ) has increased its earlier unrestricted research grant to the Population Health Impact (PHI) Institute, an independent, non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes. dedicated to sound, credible -- and "transparent" -- evaluation of programs to improve the health of defined populations. This expanded grant funds the PHI Institute to review methodologies used in peer-reviewed articles about employer-based health management programs where financial results have been analyzed and reported (the original grant funded the literature search itself).
"Our expanded grant raises the PHI Institute's work to a new level of significance for employer/purchasers of health management services," says Sean Sullivan, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of IHPM. "This review now will conform to Verb 1. conform to - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well" the evaluation framework in a competitive grant recently awarded to the PHI Institute by Brandeis University's Health Industry Forum." Sullivan added, "Adopting the process supported by a leading academic health services research Health services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, institution like Brandeis will help pave the way toward a much-needed standardized approach According to International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards, known as Basel II, the standardized approach is a set of risk measurement techniques for banking institutions. The term may be used in the context of credit risk or operational risk. to evaluating the return-on-investment for all kinds of defined population health improvement programs, for all purchasers."
Under the Brandeis grant, the PHI Institute will examine methods used to evaluate commercial health plan disease management programs published in the peer-reviewed literature; the expanded IHPM grant applies the same review process to a wide range of employer-based health promotion, wellness, and disease management programs. The Brandeis grant also will result in a "Users Guide" to disease management evaluation for non-technical (e.g., business) users.
"The evaluation principles used by the PHI Institute are, as Einstein said of all good scientific principles, 'simple, but not too simple,'" Sullivan observed. These principles -- data quality, equivalence, statistical quality, causality, generalizability -- will be used by expert "Delphi" panels to score the articles reviewed under both grants.
About the Institute for Health and Productivity Management
The nonprofit Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) is a global enterprise created in 1997 to establish the full value of employee health and maximize its impact on business performance -- by identifying the total cost impact of employee health on productivity, testing programs to reduce that total cost impact, and measuring the results. www.ihpm.org
About the Health Industry Forum
The Health Industry Forum at Brandeis University Brandeis University, at Waltham, Mass.; coeducational; chartered and opened 1948. Although Brandeis was founded by members of the American Jewish community, the university operates as an independent, nonsectarian institution. is devoted to developing practical, market-oriented strategies to improve the quality and value of the U.S. healthcare U.S. Healthcare is a now-defunct healthcare company. The logo had an apple. The merger with Aetna
In 1996, the company merged with Aetna, calling it Aetna U.S. Healthcare. The U.S. Healthcare apple logo was next to the Aetna name, and U.S. Healthcare under it. U.S. system through research and consensus building activities involving key stakeholders Stakeholders
All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. from industry, academia and government. The Forum is chaired by Professor Stuart Altman and directed by Robert Mechanic (firstname.lastname@example.org). www.healthindustryforum.org
About the PHI Institute
The nonprofit Population Health Impact (PHI) Institute provides independent evaluations of defined population health management programs through impact studies, education, research, and benchmarking services for both public and private sector organizations. www.PHIinstitute.org