Al Lewis

Al Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

Al Lewis was the founder of the Validation Institute. Currently, he is CEO of Quizzify, which teaches employee health literacy using a Jeopardy-meets-health education-meets-Comedy Central format. Quizzify carries the Harvard Medical School shield. 

Prior to Quizzify, Al Lewis’s specialty was measuring wellness outcomes.  One of his outcomes measurement books was named healthcare book of the year in Forbes. Supporters call him the Dudley Do-Right of the wellness industry. What detractors say can’t be repeated in a public forum.

Prior to that, he was a partner at Bain & Company.  He taught economics at, and graduated with high distinction from Harvard College. 

He also holds a JD from Harvard Law School, but his only high distinction was being the high scorer in their annual trivia contest.

All Sessions by Al Lewis

Employee Health & Well-being Track Monday May 23, 2022
3:10 pm - 3:55 pm

Do Your Employees Understand Healthcare?: Becoming Better Healthcare Consumers by Focusing on Health Literacy

  • Learn how wiser employees make healthier decisions...and healthier decisions save money
  • Understand why "just because it's healthcare doesn't mean it's good for you," and how to move away from unnecessary spend and over-utilization

Thinc Main Agenda Sunday May 22, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Deep Dive on Outcomes/ROI Measurement for Employer Healthcare Professionals and Purchasers

Join this two-part workshop to gain expertise on accurately measuring the outcomes and ROI on health benefits and wellness programs.

Part I will reveal the many fallacies in outcomes and ROI measurement. Understanding these fallacies is essential for everyone - in the business of writing or reading outcomes reports, and/or procuring RFPs for any offering promising employee behavior change - including HR and benefits professionals, vendors, and healthcare decision makers who evaluate vendors.

This session will feature many brief “issue spotters,” where workshop participants can uncover real-life examples of fallacies, learn to identify them now, and hence avoid them later. Attendees will discuss the following and more:

• How to know when regression to the mean inflates outcomes • When non-participants are a valid control for participants…and when they aren’t • Why “Vs. Trend” is almost always a vehicle to overstate savings

Then, the group will divide into teams and delve into slightly longer case studies, to spot issues that exemplify those three fallacies.

Successful completion of this session leads to a take-home test. Passing the take-home test qualifies you for CORA Pro, the most advanced Critical Outcomes Reporting Credential the Validation Institute offers.