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Economic Model -- The Burden of Depressive Disorder and Problematic Drinking for Employers

Total Credits: 1.2 including 1.2 Personnel/Human Resources - Non-technical

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Human Resources |  Partner Produced
Bill Barr, MBA |  Zack Blaker
Course Levels:
1.2 Hour
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



To many employers, problematic drinking, and major depressive disorder (MDD) are very costly conditions and significantly impact the quality of life and morbidity and mortality of their employees.  This presentation will review an evidence-based model enabling an employer to quantify the economic, quality of life and morbidity and mortality impact of both MDD and problematic drinking on an employed population. The presentation will conclude by reviewing the benefits of offering evidence-based digital therapeutics (DTx) rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy as part of an employees benefit package.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • To review how a customizable economic model built using published literature can estimate
    • The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) or problematic drinking within an employed population
    • The economic burden of MDD and problematic drinking on an employer, and its employees
    • The impact of MDD or problematic drinking on quality life, and morbidity and mortality of an employed population  
  • To show how lack of mental health professionals and high costs create obstacles to treatment seekers
  • To show how digital-based therapies may be a cost-effective accompaniment to existing treatments 

Major Subjects
  • Impact of COVID-19 on employee mental health
  • Designing HR solutions to address existing/emerging mental health issues
  • Evidence-based decision-making

Course Materials


Bill Barr, MBA Related seminars and products

Acuitas Analytics

Bill Barr is currently a principal at Acuitas Analytics, which builds reporting systems to assist pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers in quantifying and capitalizing on the influence of reimbursement on product demand. He was previously a founding partner at Payer Sciences, LLC, an analytics firm that provides strategies around clients’ existing data resources to help gain insights into payer behaviors. Bill has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from New York University.


Thu, Sep 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:12am CDT
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Thu, Nov 04, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:12am CDT
Thu, Nov 11, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:12pm CST
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:12am CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Benefits Managers, HR Professionals
Original Recording Date 06/2021
Yellow Book No
Course Developer TBD
Date Added to Catalog 06/07/2021

Additional Information

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Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

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Overall:      4.2

Total Reviews: 5

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