New educational platform to serve as a resource for healthcare benefits
industry news, research, and insights
FARGO, N.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today marks the launch of the Healthcare
Trends Institute, a new educational platform to help employers,
third-party administrators, health plans, brokers, banks, payroll
providers, consumers, and other stakeholders keep up with the rapidly
changing healthcare benefits industry.
“With so many historical changes taking place in the U.S. healthcare
benefits industry, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act, we felt it was important to launch a platform that could serve as a
resource for the most accurate and up-to-date industry news,” said
Tiffany Wirth, executive director, Healthcare Trends Institute. “Serving
as a portal for the collection and dissemination of the latest news,
research, and insights surrounding the health care benefits industry,
the Institute will cover a range of topics related to the administration
and management of healthcare benefits, including defined contribution,
health exchanges, insurance, legislation, and more.”
The Healthcare Trends Institute will provide a variety of programming
and resources, including HealthChange™, its healthcare trends education
series. The first event in the series, “Healthcare 2014 Outlook,” is
scheduled for Nov. 14, 2013, and will be an overview of the leading
trends and issues in healthcare benefits over the next year.
Another Institute initiative is its annual HealthDifference™ Awards for
innovative people and brands that have contributed to the betterment of
the nations’ health care system. More information on these awards will
be available in January 2014.
Other programming includes two enewsletters, training programs, a
resource library with research, whitepapers, and case studies, and a
real-time health exchange infographic.
To ensure Institute content and programs achieve the highest level of
quality and relevancy, the Healthcare Trends Institute will be guided by
an editorial advisory board comprising subject-matter experts that
represent diverse aspects and perspectives within the health care
industry. Board members were selected based on their experience and
expertise, and include: Roy Ramthun, president, HSA Consulting Series;
Chris Byrd, president, Evolution1; Shajmil Smith, director of product
program services and solutions, Kaiser Permanente; Jeff Bakke, chief
strategy officer, Evolution1; Craig Silverstein, product manager,
Paychex Inc; and Jeff Brunsberg, chief market officer, Evolution1.
Wirth, an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the
healthcare and technology sectors, also serves as director of marketing
Membership to the Institute is free, and benefits include automatic
registration to two enewsletters, free access to the members-only
research library, and reduced fees for training and awards programs.
The Healthcare Trends Institute is sponsored by Evolution1,
the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing
consumer-driven health care solution.
At Evolution1®, we simplify the business of healthcare. We do
that through innovative healthcare software and payment solutions that
administer and manage consumer directed accounts. But we don’t do it
alone. Our network of 500 Partner organizations enables us to deliver
our industry-leading solution to 80,000 employer groups and 9,500,000
consumers across the country. Together we take the complexity out of
defined contribution, HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, VEBAs, PRAs, wellness plans and
transit plans. Created with users in mind, our solutions provide a
single end-to-end intuitive user experience that reduces costs, saves
time and ultimately simplifies the business of healthcare. Learn more at www.evolution1.com.
Healthcare Trends Institute
Glynis Gibson, 773.251.3035
Source: Healthcare Trends Institute