Evidence, Insight and Strategy for Optimizing Health Benefits

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A Harvard Medical School executive education program for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP):

Evidence, Insight and Strategy for Optimizing Health Benefits

May 8 -10, 2018

Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

Through March 27: 

IFEBP Member Price: $4,995 | Nonmember Price: $5,325

After March 27:

IFEBP Member Price: $5,325 | Nonmember Price: $5,625

New insights into the social determinants of health, consumer behavior, care delivery models, and reimbursement strategies are offering benefits professionals a new set of tools to engage employees and providers and make benefit designs more effective.

This new executive education program, taught by Harvard Medical School faculty, will use improved consumer architecture, population health management methodologies, and value-based purchasing strategies to help employers and other group health plan purchasers make better benefit design and purchasing designs.

Program Structure:

We are accepting limited enrollment into this program in order to foster discussion and allow for optimal access to Harvard Medical School faculty and researchers. Sessions will utilize small group discussion, case study review, and faculty-led lecture.

Program Topic Areas Include:

  • Health Care Reimbursement and the Population Health Perspective
  • Evaluating Provider Price and Quality
  • Pricing and Reimbursement of Drugs and Devices
  • Developing and Implementing High-Value Provider Networks
  • Population Health and Social Determinants of Health
  • Leveraging Behavioral Science to Understand and Engage Healthcare Consumers
  • Evaluating Clinical Programs
  • Evaluating Workplace Wellness Strategies
  • Managing Health Benefits Purchasing
  • Innovator Spotlights:
    • Reinventing Primary Care
    • Digital Tools for Patient Engagement and Disease Management
    • Helping Employees/Members Navigate the Health System

Who Should Participate?

This program is structured to fit the educational needs of senior-level group health benefit decision makers.

Course Directors:

Zirui Song, MD, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School | Internal Medicine Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital


Jeffrey Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard Medical School



Is This Program Right for You?

Download the program brochure below or contact a member of the IFEBP team at (888) 334-3327, option 2.






IFEBP Registration