Michael Hack and Fred Newman: Employee Health & Well-being … through Pharmacy Intervention

“Employers and health insurers are pursuing fresh benefit plan designs and communication strategies aimed at reducing medical costs and improving overall health conditions among employees and for their families. Join us for an eye-opening discussion of a costly problem and employer strategies to improve health outcomes while reducing costs through pharmacy intervention.”
Michael-Hack-HeadshotMichael Hack, Global Manager Corporate Behavioral Health  is a Behavioral Healthcare Administrator with extensive leadership experience in dynamic, highly matrixed, healthcare environments. Most recently, Michael managed Global Behavioral Health and WorkLife Services for ConocoPhillips’ worldwide operations. For more than 12-years prior, Michael was CEO and managing partner of National EAP, Inc. a New York-based Employee Assistance company providing Training, Employee & Management Consultation in both the public and private sectors. Michael attained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from State University of NY at Albany, a master’s degree in Social Work Administration from New York University, and a Post Masters Certificate in Clinical Practice from Adelphi University’s Doctoral Program, New York. Michael, his wife and two children reside in Houston, Texas, where he serves as a Chief Psychological Expert for Chestnut Global Partners, LLC providing behavioral health service solutions in over 140 countries. Michael Hack is an active member of numerous clinical and business groups on a national and international level, and is a frequent speaker on behavioral health and productivity issues.

Fred Newman HeadshotFred Newman CEO Coordinated Health Solutions is the founder and CEO of Interface EAP and Coordinated Health Solutions. In the mid-eighties he was the CFO of a public company that owned and managed psychiatric hospitals. It was in this position that he saw the need for a behavioral healthcare company with a proactive approach for addressing the impact mental health has on medical costs, productivity, and other labor costs. Fred founded Interface EAP in 1989, which began providing services on a national scale in 1990. In 2004, Interface began development of its now patented Pharmacy Intervention Protocol (PIP) to address the disconnect between the prescribing of certain medications and the type of physician writing the prescription. Fred has served on the boards of the Texas Association of Benefit Administrators (TABA) and Mental Health America – Texas. In addition, he served on the Benefits Committee for the Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) for four years. Fred has presented programs on behavioral healthcare management and prescription drug review to numerous groups including Benefit Management Forum & Expo, SPBA, TABA, WorldatWork, SIIA, PBMI and URAC. In addition, he has authored several articles for industry publications including The Self-Insurer and The Journal of Employee Assistance.