How To Use Clinical Advocacy to Improve Healthcare Access for Employees

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm ET | 11:00am PT

Cost: Complimentary

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HR managers and brokers alike know their work doesn't end once they've assembled the right benefits offerings for employees. An ongoing challenge they face is to ensure benefits are utilized. While employers must broadly communicate and serve as a resource for ongoing support, having other resources available can improve access to care. Having an onsite advocate can build trust with employees and their families by facilitating healthcare decision-making through coaching and navigation.

Join this complimentary webcast to discover methods that can help increase both access to and delivery of care for employees. You will also learn:

  • A proven model to communicate full benefits and engage employees in their healthcare

  • How to use a Nurse Advocate model to steer employees to the highest-quality healthcare practitioners, facilities, and treatment plans


Dr Michael Lappi, DO, PhD, FACOEM, Chief Medical Officer, Corning Inc.

Dr. Michael Lappi joined Corning in March 2018 as chief health executive and was named chief medical officer in April 2020. Lappi leads the Global Health Services function responsible for ensuring high quality healthcare for employees and their families while fostering a corporate culture of health, safety, and productivity. He has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of global occupational and population health policies, programs, and practices that ensure compliance with occupational standards, and treatment protocols. In addition, he oversees clinical management of health and wellness vendors and health systems to optimize integration, clinical best practices, and outcomes.

Prior to joining Corning, Lappi spent three years as the global medical director for General Electric Aviation, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, he was instrumental in improving onsite clinical services and safety programs for over 45,000 employees worldwide. Prior to joining General Electric Aviation, Lappi was the Senior Physician for Proctor and Gamble/Gillette in Boston where he provided onsite medical and occupational services. In addition, Lappi has significant experience as a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response expert with previous leadership.

Lappi has degrees from the University of Miami (B.S.), The Ohio State University (M.S., Ph.D.), Ohio University (D.O.), and the Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H.). He is board-certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and holds appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health and the United States Naval War College. He is a member of the Medical Directors Forum, consisting of the top 30 Medical Directors from Fortune 200 corporations.

Cindi Slater, MD, SVP, Medical Affairs, ConsumerMedical

Dr. Cindi Slater leads the physician staff and is responsible for clinical strategy for ConsumerMedical, a leading clinical advocacy and decision support firm based near Boston.

She received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Biochemistry from Cornell University and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She completed her fellowship training in Rheumatology  at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Slater is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Slater has been a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and practiced internal medicine and urgent care at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston for over 20 years.

Stephanie Emerson, RN, MS, FNP, Onsite Nurse Ally, ConsumerMedical

Stephanie Emerson, RN, MS, FNP earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Rochester and is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has many years of nursing experience in a variety of disciplines including Adult Critical Care, Cardiology, Pediatrics, and Executive Health and Wellness. She joined the ConsumerMedical team in 2019 following a successful career at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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