Al Lewis
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Al Lewis is founder of DMPC Consulting, which performs contracting and outcomes measurement consulting for health plans and self-insured employers seeking vendors and programs to enhance their population health offerings. He also confers Critical Outcomes Report Analysis (CORA) Certification, covering the development and interpretation of risk contracts and outcomes reports. He also provides and guarantees Letters of Validation for programs that achieve savings when validly measured. His critically acclaimed category-bestselling book on outcomes measurement, Why Nobody Believes the Numbers, chronicling and exposing the innumeracy of the health management field, was named 2012 healthcare book of the year in Forbes. His co-authored book, Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care, released in 2013, was also a trade bestseller. His 2014 co-authored book Surviving Workplace Wellness has also received great accolades and excerpts are appearing in Harvard Business Review and elsewhere. Al’s co-authored “Is It Time to Re-Examine Workplace Wellness ‘Get Well Quick’ Schemes?” became January 2013’s most tweeted Health Affairs blog post, a lay version of which was featured in the Harvard Business Review and an updated and expanded version in the Wall Street Journal. He has also published op-eds or essays in the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle and Newsweek. His radio program, The Big Fix, exploring novel economic policy ideas, was carried on the NPR affiliate in Washington, DC. Al holds undergraduate (1978) and law (1982) degrees from Harvard University phi beta kappa and taught economics at Harvard, and annually also guest-lectures at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Recent Posts by Al Lewis

Workplace Wellness Produces No Savings

During the last decade, workplace wellness programs have become commonplace in corporate America. The majority of US employers with 50 or more employees now offer the programs. A 2010 meta-analysis that was favorable to workplace wellness programs, published in Health Affairs, provided support...

The Million-Dollar Workplace Wellness Heart Attack Screen

Three years after wellness was hailed as perhaps the only truly bipartisan component of the Affordable Care Act, both lay and trade commentators have begun observing that the assumptions behind it were incorrect while downsides were overlooked. As a predictable result, savings have proven...

Is It Time To Re-Examine Workplace Wellness ‘Get Well Quick’ Schemes?

Editor's note: Readers interested in sources listed as available from authors, or in other information relating to this post, may contact Al Lewis at alewis@dismgmt.com or Vik Khanna at vik.khanna.health@gmail.com. Virtually unheard of thirty years ago, workplace wellness is now embedded...