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Presentation Reviews | Editorial Reviews | User Reviews

Al,

Thank you for your wonderful presentation. You hit the mark and set the tone just right! We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our event.

The group referenced it for the remainder of the event… “I better be careful on how I present these savings…you know what Al said…”

susan@oceanuspartners.com

Dear Al:

Thank you again for a great talk. I have heard from a number of people about how much they enjoyed it. In particular, they were blown away by the inaccuracies of many wellness programs.

dien.ho@mcphs.edu

Hi Al,

Great job on your presentation at Paradigm’s Innovation Symposium this week [09/13]. We all loved your content, sense of humor and clear message. If one of our guests requests a copy of your presentation, may we share with them a PDF of your deck? If not, that’s ok, too.

Thanks for contributing to the success of our program. It’s been a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the best.

Best,
Dana
Dana.wolfe@paradigmcorp.com

Thank you very much for your contribution to this year’s Working Well Conference. Your presentation was very informative and many have shared with me how much they enjoyed both the content and your presentation style.

Rex Wilcox, MA, CWP
rex.wilcox@imacorp.net
Dear Alfred Lewis,

On behalf of World Congress, I would like to thank you for speaking at the Integrated Delivery Systems conference on May 8th – 9th, 2013 in San Diego. I trust you found the conference was informative and overall, successful.

World Congress is dedicated to ensuring that you experience the highest level of satisfaction from speaking at one of our events. As you are aware, some delegates completed an evaluation form and rated speakers on content and style.
Overall Rating of the Conference:
Excellent30.00%
Very Good50.00%
Good15.00%
Fair5.00%
Room for Improvement0.00%

Personal Speaker Ratings:
Excellent56.00%
Very Good20.00%
Good8.00%
Fair8.00%
Room for Improvement4.00%
Yours Sincerely, Ann

Ann McGrath
Director, Leadership Summits
World Congress (WC Research, Inc.)
500 West Cummings Park, Suite 5200, Woburn, MA 01801
Office: (781) 939 2506 /Fax: (781) 939 2477
ann.mcgrath@worldcongress.com
www.worldcongress.com

YOU WERE FANTASTIC! We were pleased to be able to record you and to provide an audience for your session.


Deborah Love
Institute for Health and Productivity Management

As you can see from the attached evaluations, the November presentations were very well received. Both audiences appreciated the light-hearted manner in which you presented complex data and offered insights into the many ways the data can be misrepresented/misunderstood. We had numerous requests for your book following the presentations.

Thanks again, Al. I personally enjoyed the presentations and your book. As I mentioned, my 5th grade math teacher wasn’t quite as talented as yours, so I learned a great deal!

Norma.kirbs@providence.org

Thank you for your webcast at the Benefits Virtual Event at HR.com on November 7. Looks like some great comments with almost every registrant appreciating the new information, and very positive feedback on your humorous and enthusiastic delivery.

Tara Butt
tbutt@hr.com
www.hr.com

Al, thanks again for your visit [September 2012] and excellent presentation. The informal feedback afterwards was, not surprisingly, extremely positive. I think the format you used, including a short break and then having some interactive cases, was very well-received.

Neil Goldfarb
Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health

To Whom It May Concern:

Al was our Keynote speaker for our May 2012 Case In Point Platinum Award Luncheon. He did a great job and gave everyone tips to ensure they were reporting the 'right numbers' He is funny, on target and a voice needed at a time when showing outcomes is critical in today's healthcare system.


Anne Llewellyn
Editor-in-Chief
Dorland Health

Dear Mr. Lewis:

We write to thank you for serving on the faculty of The Twelfth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, which gave participants an understanding of the systems and tools necessary to work successfully with population health models, processes, staffing, training, patient engagement, and reporting.

Your evaluation summary is listed below.

Session Title:

  1. Mini Preconference I: Outcomes Measurement for Dummies...and Smarties
  2. Mini Preconference II: North Carolina Medicaid
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor Comments
12 4 2    

Loved the case studies.

Great at engaging the audience and keeping this upbeat.

Enjoyable.

Great concept - deserves more time.

Great presentation and information - learned a lot!

6 1      

Al's session was excellent.

Great "forensic" review of the biggest fraud in Medicaid history.

Thank you again for your contribution to the success of The Twelfth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium.

Regards,
Suzanne Tyler
Faculty Manager

Dear Al,

On behalf of Oracle and our Healthcare Industry Users Group (HIUG), I want to extend my thanks for a great keynote at our conference last week. Your comments resonated solidly with the over 300 attendees who were from various roles in healthcare organizations. The results of our post conference survey were exceptionally positive.

As you know the audience was diverse, most who had little exposure to disease management and evolving concepts such as the Medical Home and Accountable Care Organizations. Your message on how to become an “expert” reader of outcomes reports was very timely considering the industry trends and that the ability to better analyze this type of data is vital for organizations to be successful in the future. As always, you presented the material in “Al” style which is entertaining and very engaging. In fact, many people came to me during the conference and said that they were already viewing outcomes claims data differently as a result of your presentation. Mission accomplished!

Thanks again for traveling to Florida for the HIUG and for the presentation at the Executive Symposium. I look forward to keeping in touch and speaking soon.

Best regards,

MP

Marc Perlman | Global Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences |
Oracle Industry Business Unit

The Eleventh Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium
March 14 – 16, 2011
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

April 10, 2011

Al Lewis
President
Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc.
890 Winter Street,#208
Waltham, MA02451

Dear Mr. Lewis:

We write to thank you for serving on the faculty of The Eleventh Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, which addressed changes in health care delivery and coordination. The Colloquium focused on health promotion, wellness and prevention strategies as the way to improve the quality of life for citizens of every age and at every stage of life.

We received very positive reviews from attendees, especially regarding the quality and expertise of the speakers. If we received feedback from your session, the evaluation summary is listed below.

Session Title:

Outcomes Measurement for Dummies . . . and Smarties

Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor Comments
12 2 2    

It's a shame that Al Lewis couldn’t have been allotted more time to present

Especially enjoyed Al Lewis- great presentation to begin to think different and critically about numbers provided.

Thank you again for your contribution to the success of The Eleventh Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium.

Regards,
Suzanne Tyler
Faculty Manager

The Tenth Population Health & Disease Management Colloquium
February 28 – March 2, 2010
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, PA

March 25, 2010

Al Lewis
President
Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc.
57 River Road #102
Wellesley, MA 02481

Dear Mr. Lewis:

We write to thank you for serving on the faculty of The Tenth Population Health & Disease Management Colloquium, which addressed key issues regarding health care reform and the need for preventive medicine. It provided new insights related to wellness and prevention, health promotion, consumerism, chronic care management, and access to care.

We received very positive reviews from attendees, especially regarding the quality and expertise of the speakers. If we received feedback from your session, the evaluation summary is listed below.

Session Title:

Preconference I: Certification Training

Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor Comments
8 1      

This was very helpful.

Very practical.

Very well paced.

Great explanations of difficult situations.

This was great. Content was good. Presentation excellent.
Learning was big.

Well presented and explained. Pertinent information.

Very informative.

Thank you again for your contribution to the success of The Tenth Population Health & Disease Management Colloquium.

Regards,
Vivien A. Maier, CMP
Faculty Manager

Editorial Review

From:

p. 63, Focusing the Lens on Care Management Outcomes
A "Case in Point" Special Report by Dorland Health (2011), available from http://www.mycatalyst.com

You may want to take courses available to help you, such as, but not limited to:

The DMPC Critical Outcomes Report Analysis training, which is offered at least twice a year, both in person and online.

Participating in training like the CORA course (and passing the test) can confer a level of expertise and confidence in outcomes evaluation that...many people in the healthcare benefits field do not possess.

You may find that you no longer look at an outcomes report the same way again.

User Review

The following is an unsolicited posting to the Wellness Manager listserve. We also encourage would-be participants to contact any name they recognize from the CORA Honor Roll to get their own "stealth references."

Hi All:

I noticed on his post earlier today that Al Lewis and the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium are once again offering their Critical Outcomes Report Analysis Certification Training via audio conference on July 17th.

If your position involves reviewing evaluation reports provided by vendors regarding the services they provide to you, I would strongly encourage you to consider taking this course. I took the class from Al last winter and found it to be a very enlightening and eye opening experience.

Even though I had research methods and stat courses at both the undergrad and grad levels, Al and this course taught me a number of important things to consider when reviewing reports from my vendors. I have found the information from the course to be valuable on a couple of occasions since taking the course. I believe the course was well worth the investment. As a result of the course, I feel that I am now in a much better position to review and if necessary, question my vendors about the results they are presenting to us and know from what I speak.

Based on my experience, I am happy to offer this unsolicited endorsement of the course.

Bill McPeck

William McPeck
Certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant
Work-Life Certified Professional
Certified Health Promotion Director
Director, Employee Health and Safety
Maine State Government
207-287-6780 (voice)
207-287-6796 (fax)
william.c.mcpeck@maine.gov

In addition, you are welcome, even encouraged -- no, make that urged -- to contact anyone who is already CORA-certified to obtain a review, as well.


Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc. .

890 Winter Street, Suite 208
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781 856 3962
Fax: 781 884 4150
Email: alewis@dismgmt.com