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Al Lewis

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Google on “Invented disease management” and the entire first page of “hits” will be Al Lewis.   The 9th Annual Report on the Disease Management and Wellness Industries calls him “the leading care management outcomes analyst in the country” and he was recently named one of the unsung heroes changing health care forever.

Al Lewis is founder and President of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc. (DMPC–www.Dismgmt.com) DMPC is by far the leading outcomes measurement evaluator in the field of disease management and wellness for health plans, self-insured employers, states, and brokers seeking valid results measurement.

He also confers the only recognized certifications in two areas. The Consortium website, www.dismgmt.com, lists the 200 people who have earned Critical Outcomes Report Analysis Certification and the 25 employers, health plans and states that have received Savings Measurement Validity certification. http://www.dismgmt.com/certs/cora/honor-roll 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. Al’s co-authored “Is It Time to Re-Examine Workplace Wellness ‘Get Well Quick’ Schemes?” become January’s most tweeted Health Affairs article.

His new radio program, The Big Fix, exploring novel economic policy ideas, is 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 is currently a Visiting Scholar in health policy at Brandeis University.