PURCHASER SPOTLIGHT

Lisa Woods

Lisa Woods on Walmart’s Center of Excellence strategy

February 04, 2019

Suzanne Delbanco calls up Lisa Woods, Senior Director of Health Care Benefits at Walmart Stores, Inc., to discuss Walmart’s efforts…

ICER pharmacy

ICER Pharmacy Reports: Three steps purchasers can take

January 22, 2019

Are you surprised to know that pharmacy costs are actually comparable to inpatient hospital spend? After all, pharmacy spend eats…

Emily Transue

Emily Transue on Washington State Health Care Authority’s shared decision making strategy

December 10, 2018

Suzanne Delbanco dials up Emily Transue, MD, Associate Medical Director for Clinical Quality and Care Transformation at the Washington State…

Andreas Mang on how a private equity firm tackles health care costs

April 09, 2018

CPR’s Director of Member Services, Ryan Olmstead, chats with Andreas Mang, Chief Operating and Innovation Officer at Equity Healthcare (EH).…

Employers need to share successes (and failures) with each other. Starting now.

March 06, 2018

Updated on October 21, 2019 No two employers are alike especially when it comes to health care purchasing. Benefits offerings…

California’s crusade against health care waste

February 27, 2018

One reason health care costs are so high is the exorbitant waste in our health care system. About one-third of…

Larry Levitt on employers’ role in health care coverage

February 26, 2018

Suzanne chats with Larry Levitt, Senior VP for Health Reform at the Kaiser Family Foundation, about employers’ role in health…

Lisa Yee on employer health care innovations in Silicon Valley

January 15, 2018

Ryan Olmstead, CPR’s director of member services, calls Lisa Yee, executive director of the Silicon Valley Employers Forum, to hear…

MYTHBUSTER: Only large employers can be self-funded

November 21, 2017

Most of our readers already know, there are two options that employers and other health care purchasers can choose to…

Employers need to share successes (and failures) with each other. Starting now.

November 13, 2017

No two employers are alike, especially when it comes to health care purchasing. Benefits offerings need to reflect unique characteristics,…

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