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New Developments and Enhancements in Health Risk Assessments, a 90-minute webinar on CD-ROM
New Developments and Enhancements in Health Risk Assessments, a 90-minute webinar on CD-ROM
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Health plans, hospitals and wellness promotion programs alike are competing to collect health risk assessment (HRA) data. During this 90-minute webinar, industry experts will describe new developments and enhancements to health risk assessments that increase participant engagement and results from the HRA in this competitive landscape.

Listen to pre-conference comments from Wes Alles and Dr. Yann Meunier.

During New Developments and Enhancements in Health Risk Assessments, a 90-minute webinar on CD-ROM, via On Demand Web access or as a recorded webinar on DVD, three industry experts described how HRAs are evolving and the impact these enhancements are having on both HRA data and results.

Wes Alles, Ph.D., director of the Stanford University Prevention Research Center, Yann Meunier, M.D., health improvement manager, Stanford School of Medicine Health Improvement Program and Gary Smithson, M.D., M.B.A., independent consultant, WorldDoc described HRA trends and results, including:

  • Measuring ROI from an HRA;
  • Targeting hard-to reach populations to complete an HRA;
  • Engaging physicians to act on HRA data;
  • Integrating HRA data with other data sources, such as claims and pharmacy data;
  • Meeting NCQA HRA accreditation;
  • Creating an effective incentive structure for HRA completion;
  • Determining appropriate interventions based on HRA data;
  • Stratifying HRA participants to appropriate levels of intervention; and
  • Analyzing new trends in HRAs.

Have questions on our webinar and/or webinar formats? Visit our webinar FAQ.

You can listen to this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to gather around a conference table to listen to the CD, DVD or the On Demand version.


CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, health promotion and wellness professionals and business development and strategic planning directors.


Wes Alles
There are many incentives along the way to encourage Stanford University employees to complete an HRA and participate in a health improvement program.

Wesley F. Alles, PhD, has been a senior research scientist at Stanford University for nearly 20 years. In addition to his research in health promotion and preventive medicine, Alles is director of both the Health Improvement Program and the Stanford Health Promotion Resource Center.

Alles is currently a senior research scholar at Stanford. For 20 years Alles has taught programs on Type A behavior modification through the Meyer Friedman Institute in San Francisco and was a tenured associate professor at Penn State University.

Alles was an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico. While in New Mexico, he served as a member of the board of directors of a state-wide health and social service coalition and served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of a Health Maintenance Organization.

Alles has been an active consultant for hospitals, HMOs, public health departments, schools, and community groups. He was the chair of the “Healthy Community-Healthy Economy” initiative of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley. He is the chair of an advisory committee on the chronic disease block grant to the California Department of Health Services and has also served as the chair for the California Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Coalition and was a founding member of the South Bay Business Group on Health.

Alles currently serves as chair of a national initiative of the YMCA that seeks to improve the health of families and communities and several of the projects focus on the prevention of youth obesity. For the past six years, he has served on the Board of Directors of the El Camino Hospital.

Alles has received funding in support of community based translational research from the California Wellness Foundation, the March of Dimes, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the American Cancer Society, and the YMCA of the USA.

Alles received his Bachelor of Science from West Chester State University in Pennsylvania, a Master of Science from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from Columbia University and University of Illinois.

Yann Meunier
An analysis of aggregate data from employees' HRAs and insurance claims helps shape the Stanford health improvement programs.

Yann Meunier, MD is the health improvement manager at Stanford School of Medicine Health Improvement Program. He was previously assistant professor in Public Health and Tropical Diseases at Rene Descartes and Pierre and Marie Curie Universities in Paris, adjunct assistant professor of Medicine at George Washington University and lecturer at the George Washington University Center for International Health and University of California, San Francisco.

As the only European private general practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria, Dr. Meunier counseled the expatriate community on local public health concerns. As the chief medical officer for a U.S. corporation in Papua New Guinea, he created and implemented a public health program for about 10,000 villagers in the Southern Highlands province. For a charity organization in Singapore, Dr. Meunier led a medical team pioneering a public health program for the Yi people in the Yunnan province of China. As a private general practitioner on the island of Lifou, New Caledonia, he wrote a report on public health priorities, which incited the French government to address potable water and other issues. As a French private general practitioner in Singapore, he created various information documents and gave multiple lectures to the expatriate community on public health themes.

At Paris V University, he directed dissertations on public health topics for medical doctorate students. He has field experience in epidemics of meningitis (Brazil, 1974), malaria (Africa and Asia, 1979-1988), AIDS (France and Africa, 1983-1988), Japanese encephalitis (China, 1987), dengue fever (New Caledonia, 1989) and SARS (Singapore, 2003).

Dr. Meunier is the editor manager of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, reviewer of the Journal of Public Health, editorial director and member of the Editorial Board of the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and honorary member of the Brazilian Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Meunier received his Medical Doctorate from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and holds specialty degrees in tropical medicine from Pierre and Marie Curie University and emergency medicine from Creteil University, France.

Gary Smithson

Gary Smithson, MD, MBA, serves WorldDoc as both a clinical and business consultant. He is an accomplished healthcare executive with over 25 years of experience as a consultant and a board-certified pediatrician. Dr. Smithson also works with the human resources consulting firm Watson Wyatt as an independent contractor in their Employer Health & Productivity practice.

He has in-depth industry knowledge across key stakeholders - employers, payors, providers, consumers, and specialty companies. Areas of expertise include health and welfare benefits strategy, disease management, wellness, consumer-focused care management programs, healthcare analytics and reporting, and telemedicine.

Dr. Smithson was the senior clinician at Deloitte Consulting and prior to that was the president and CEO of Pace Healthcare Management, which was acquired by Deloitte in 2000. His responsibilities at Deloitte included creating analytic methodologies and tools for population-based healthcare analytics, and creating eminence in the marketplace.

Dr. Smithson received his Bachelor of Arts at Kalamazoo College, a Medical Degree at University of Cincinnati, and completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He worked as a hospitalist at a community hospital in East Los Angeles from 1978-1984. In 1980, he founded and managed a well-known and highly respected multi-physician pediatric practice in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Smithson completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of California, Irvine after having transitioned from his full-time clinical career to healthcare consulting.

He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and maintains his license to practice medicine. He volunteers at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles training physicians in the residency program through an academic appointment at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.

Publication Date: August 13, 2008
Number of Pages: Webinar
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