President of Emerick Consulting LLC, Emerick has long experience in health benefits design, global healthcare challenges, healthcare economics, evidence-based medicine, and process improvement. He spent fifteen years at Walmart, designing and managing benefits for over 1.6 million employees. In addition, he has held positions with Burger King Corporation, British Petroleum, and American Fidelity Assurance Company. Lewis, President of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium, is also the author of Why Nobody Believes the Numbers (Wiley). He provides procurement and outcomes consulting to health plans and human resources/benefits departments, and administers the industry certification program in Critical Outcomes Report Analysis. Tom Emerick and Al Lewis are coauthors of Cracking Health Costs, published by Wiley.
We know most CEOs are struggling with healthcare costs. A recent Bank of America survey found that most CFOs continue to list healthcare costs as their major concern. This is despite the seemingly ubiquitous wellness programs that are supposed to reduce these costs by 26%, but in reality have delivered trivial savings at best, according to the recent RAND report. There are remedies at hand.