Join us on Monday, May 9th at 10 AM for our Virtual Thought Leadership Series: Wellness Programs - Perception vs. Reality - featuring Leena Johns, MD

Now more than ever. employers need to look at reality over perception and understand the true data of their employees and covered family members’ healthcare utilization. Dr. Johns looks at the health of our populations in a realistic way - one that focuses on human actions and supporting data to improve the value of wellness programs. With her Captive-perspective and focus on the whole person and data analytics, Dr. Johns, will help us to rethink the design of wellness programs and how to make the most of them. Join us to discover:

  • Why we need to shift from reactive to proactive care
  • Why preventative care with a focus on changing individual behavior should be front and center
  • How healthcare is changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Everyone is invited! Sign up here now.

About Leena Johns, MD
Dr. Leena Johns’ particular area of interest is health data analytics. In her role as Head of Health & Wellness at MAXIS GBN, she works with multinational clients and local organizations using claims data analytics to derive cost drivers, trends, and areas of greatest financial change. She works with key stakeholders to identify the areas to focus on from a management perspective, recommending changes and modifications to policy terms and conditions as well as network regulations to mitigate the trends observed in the analytics. She is also responsible for developing and implementing health and wellness strategies globally. Dr. Johns spent much of her earlier career working in the Middle East and the USA and has extensive experience in dealing with global medical claims data.

Before joining the corporate world, she worked as an E.R. physician in both private and mission hospitals in the UAE and India. Dr. Leena Johns speaks four languages, is an occasional television presenter for a US-based Asian network presenting a show on health and current affairs, and contributes to magazines, writing on health and wellness issues.

2021 Events

edHEALTH at NEEBC Program to Discover New Tools to Manage Risk

It will soon be time to begin planning for 2023 employee total rewards strategies. Employers that are considering a self-insured healthcare arrangement, are self-insured and looking for new solutions to control costs, or want to learn about cost containment levers, will want to make time for the New England Employee Benefits Council’s (NEEBC’s) Risk Management Solutions program.

At NEEBC’s Healthcare Risk Management Solutions Program, participants:

  • Learnedhow the healthcare landscape is changing and why costs will continue to escalate.
  • Heard the pros and cons of health funding arrangements.
  • Discovered cutting-edge risk management levers.
  • Found out how these programs work, when they’re beneficial, and how to access them.

NEEBC’s Thursday, December 2, 2021 program took place in a hybrid format.  edHEALTH’s Nancy McConaghy described how captive arrangements control risk. She was joined by other panelists who will outline data mining and pharmacy management cost control solutions. Learn more

3 Strategies to Help Members Navigate the Pandemic Featured at ACL Conference

This year’s Association for Collaborative Leadership’s (ACL)’s annual conference focused on the future of collaboration when “business as usual” resides in the past. This year’s virtual conference, which took place October 26-29, gave higher education institution staff engaged in collaborative work the opportunity to re-think and re-envision ways to provide greater value to the institutions and people they support.

edHEALTH and three of our member institution HR leaders offered a roadmap of three strategies to help member institutions navigate the pandemic:

  • Collaboration Forums for Members
  • Employee Engagement Communications
  • Thought Leadership Including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Joining edHEALTH’s Tracy Hassett were Kristin Jadul, Executive Director, Human Resources, Bentley University; Scott Runkle, Director of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Berklee College of Music; and Kevin Pierson, Former Director of Benefits & Wellness, Brandeis University.

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