Innovative Healthcare Speakers for Every Issue, Topic and Event...
Leadership - Executive
Simon T. Bailey, Inspiring Brilliance
Simon T. Bailey is a leadership imagineer and author whose expertise equips emerging leaders and organizations with tips, tools and techniques on how to unleash their potential. He is the former sales director on the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Simon T. Bailey International, Inc..
Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN
Kathleen was voted one of the "Top 20 Leaders in Healthcare" by Health Leaders Media because of her groundbreaking work in transforming the physician-nurse culture. An expert in conflict and confrontation, Kathleen takes down the role and department silos in organizations with the energy of Don Quixote, motivating her audiences with practical tools to form the barrier-less relationships which are the most critical foundation of Accountable Care Organizations.
Jeffrey C. (Jeff) Bauer, PhD
Jeffrey Bauer, PhD, is an internationally recognized health futurist and medical economist. As an independent industry thought leader, he forecasts the evolution of healthcare and develops practical approaches to improving the medical sector of the American economy. He is widely known for his specific proposals to create an efficient and effective healthcare delivery system through multi-stakeholder partnerships and other initiatives focused in the private sector.
Bruce A. Berger, PhD, RPh
Bruce is President of Berger Consulting, LLC and Emeritus Professor at Auburn University. He has developed comMIt (Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training for health care providers) and AU MITI (Auburn University Motivational Interviewing Training Institute) and AU MITI (Auburn University Motivational Training Institute. He has taught motivational interviewing in health care for over 15 years.
Joseph S. Bujak, MD, FACP
Joe Bujak, MD, FACP is the founder of Bujak and Associates, a healthcare consulting and teaching organization that addresses issues at the Healthcare Organization-Provider interface. His areas of focused expertise are: understanding and influencing physician behavior, leading and managing transformational change, enhancing patient safety and clinical quality, and restoring joy to the healthcare professions.
Lawton R. (Bob) Burns, Phd, MBA
For the past 25 years, Dr. Burns has analyzed physician-hospital integration. The last 13 years he spent studying the healthcare supply chain. He is the author of numerous papers and books on healthcare supply chain management to Healthcare Innovation. He is currently an endowed professor of Healthcare Management and Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FACPE
President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc., Dr. Burroughs works with top healthcare organizations to provide 'best practice' solutions and training throughout the country in the areas of governance, physician-hospital alignment, performance improvement/patient safety, medical staff development & strategic planning, physician performance and behavior management, as well as ways in which physicians and management can work together in new ways to solve Quality, Safety, Operational, and Financial challenges through Population Health programs and clinically integrated networks.
Paula Butterfield, PhD, PCC
What absorbs most of your time at work, keeps you up at nights, may even give you a pack-a-day Rolaids habit? If you're like most leaders, it's the dizzying array of interpersonal and business issues: the need for greater trust, resilience, motivation, and engagement among your employees, the need for more innovation and nimbleness to stay competitive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. Professional speaker and executive coach Dr. Paula Butterfield will show you what it takes to create environments like this: environments in which people can bring the best of who and how they are to what they do.
John J. Byrnes, MD
John Byrnes, MD is the author of The Quality Playbook (November 2015) and founder of Quality BootCamp(R) and HRO Academy(TM). He's widely recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on quality, safety, and physician engagement. His presentations and workshops are dynamic and immensely practical--always motivating his audience to create a culture of excellence that delivers world-class clinical outcomes.
Sandra L. Coletta, Speaker, COO System, Former CEO
Sandy Coletta describes herself as a woman first, a mother second and a healthcare executive third. Rising through the ranks from an entry level position to the C suite over the course of 25 years positioned her to take the reigns as CEO at a community teaching hospital recovering from a financial crisis yet still suffering from a quality and image crisis.
Bryan J. Dodge, Speaker
Bryan Dodge has been transforming the business and healthcare environment as well as the lives of those within it for over 25 years. Whether Bryan is keynoting at a conference, convention, a corporate event, or conducting a business workshop, Bryan electrifies audiences with humor, knowledge, and real life examples that remind us of what and why it is we do what we choose to do in life.
Dike Drummond, MD
Dr. Drummond is a Mayo trained family practice physician and executive coach delivering highly interactive, fully customized teaching & training on Stress Management, Burnout Prevention, Physician Engagement, and tools for effective Physician Leadership. Author of STOP PHYSICIAN BURNOUT: What to Do When Working Harder Isn't Working - Now a Healthcare Best Seller!
Carson F. Dye, FACHE
Carson F. Dye, FACHE, President & CEO of Exceptional Leadership, LLC, is a seasoned leadership consultant with 40-plus years of leadership and management experience. For the past 20 years, he has conducted over 600 leadership searches for a variety of health care organizations. These have included CEO, COO, CFO, and physician executive roles in health systems, academic medical centers, universities, and free standing hospitals.
Diane Egbers, BS, MS
As a Master Facilitator in Healthcare Leadership, Diane is highly engaging and has a passion to serve leaders, helping them to gain strategic insight and translate it into practical application for greater effectiveness. Diane works collaboratively with healthcare clients such as Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to set and achieve goals that involve cultivating the strengths of key talent and realizing potential for success at organization, team and individual levels.
Kevin S. Groves, PhD
Kevin S. Groves, PhD, is President of Groves Consulting Group, LLC, and Associate Professor of Management at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Supporting clients across multiple industry sectors, the firm focuses on developing evidence-based solutions that are anchored by rigorous research. A sample of his healthcare clients includes St. Joseph Health System, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, HCA, SCAN Health Plan, HealthStream, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health.
Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CSP
Vicki Hess, RN, is your go-to resource for positively impacting employee engagement in healthcare. Her unique views on employee engagement are evidence-based, relatable and real world. Organizations that implement Vicki's ideas experience increased productivity, safety, quality, retention, patient satisfaction, creativity and more.
William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE
Dr. Jessee is one of the nation's leading experts on physician services management and hospital-physician integration. In particular, he is skilled in the development and implementation of strategies for creating aligned economic interests among physicians, hospitals and payers. He is also widely recognized as an expert on health policy issues, and the role of governance in quality improvement and patient safety. Dr. Jessee's vast experience includes president of MGMA for over 12 years and VP of Quality & Managed Care at AMA.
Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP
Dr. Kaplan is a Past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and national faculty for ACEP. He is Medical Director of Care Transformation for LCMC Health in New Orleans, LA. He is a past Medical Director of Studer Group and past Director of Service and Operational Excellence for CEP America. Dr. Kaplan continues to practice clinically because he loves the clinical practice of medicine, and caring for patients helps him remain close to the patients', the hospital staff's, and the physicians' current experience.
Nathan S. Kaufman, BS, MS
Nathan Kaufman is Managing Director and founder of Kaufman Strategic Advisors, LLC, an established San Diego-based consulting company. He has over 30 years of experience and is a nationally renowned expert in the areas of peak performing hospitals and physician groups, hospital strategy, physician compensation, integrated delivery systems, managed care, joint ventures and dispute resolution and has been called upon as an expert witness in healthcare arbitration cases.
John W. Kenagy, MD, MPA, ScD, FACS
John Kenagy, MD, a visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School, discovered the common thread between developing differentiation and competitive advantage for enduring success in some of today's top innovative companies. After studying Apple, Intel, Toyota and Amazon, Dr. Kenagy noted their unique ability to sense, respond, adapt, and to innovate internally. They didn't just copy best practices, they made NEW best practices. He has brought Sense/Respond/Adapt to healthcare as Adaptive Design.
Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN
As a co-creator, author, and editor of the Relationship-Based Care series of books and seminars, Ms. Koloroutis helps health care organizations create a framework for delivering world-class care with strong underlying values and principles and then works with them to implement that framework.
David M. Lawrence, MD
Dr. Lawrence was the CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals for 10 years. His vast experience in leading a hospital system as well as being a board member of several notable institutions enables him to engage and assist select healthcare systems that pursue advances integration strategies
Fred M. Lee, Author
IN MEMORIAM: Author, Lecturer, and Guiding Light 08/08/1939 - 03/26/2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Lee who will occupy a permanent place in American Healthcare's Pantheon of Patient Loyalty, Patient Experience, and Compassion by caregivers. Fred, the best-selling author of IF DISNEY RAN YOUR HOSPITAL: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently, passed away on Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 of complications from neuro-surgery due to glioblastoma.
Joseph A. Michelli, PhD
Joseph A. Michelli, PhD, is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant who transfers his knowledge of exceptional business practices in ways that develop joyful and productive workplaces with a focus on the total customer experience. His insights encourage leaders and frontline workers to grow and invest passionately in all aspects of their lives.
John J. Nance, JD
A trusted visionary, the main focus of John Nance's acclaimed presentations has become Patient Safety, and the critical need for Care Coordination. Following Dr. Don Berwick's lead, John is convinced that the survival and excellence of healthcare requires seismic changes. Advances rely on enthusiastic and dramatic staff improvements in the patient/caregiver experience. A member of the healthcare community for over two decades, he is author of the ACHE 2009 Book of the Year, WHY HOSPITALS SHOULD FLY and was one of the founding board members of the National Patient Safety Foundation.
Jake Poore, Speaker
Jake Poore has a passion for and expertise in, what it takes to create and maintain a world-class service organization. He has consulted with over 100 top organizations on the subject and has been nationally recognized for his expertise and delivery skills.
James L. Reinertsen, MD
Dr. Reinertsen now brings his skills and experience to the Institute for Health Care Improvement in Boston, where he is a Senior Fellow, heading IHI's leadership development sector, and to hospitals and health care systems throughout the United States and Europe. He was a subcommittee member of the Institute of Medicine's work that produced the landmark publications "To Err Is Human" and "Crossing the Quality Chasm," and as an author of papers in major medical journals.
Mark Scott, Speaker, Former Hospital CEO
Mark Scott is a nationally known healthcare visionary and a highly-rated speaker for hospitals, health systems and healthcare associations nationwide. As former CEO of Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon, Mark implemented a first-of-its-kind culture change to the hospital bringing it national accolades, recognition and awards.
Ajit Singh, PhD, Former CEO of Siemens Digital Radiology and Medical Informatics
Dr. Ajit Singh spent nearly twenty years at Siemens Healthcare in various CEO roles based in the US and Germany. Between 1988 and 1995, he concurrently served on the faculty at Princeton University. He is a consulting professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University and currently managing director and general partner at Artiman Ventures, based in Palo Alto, CA.
Scott Steinberg, Innovator/Consultant
Scott Steinberg is one of the world's best-known strategic innovation, change management consultants, and the CEO of TechSavvy Global, a management consulting and market research firm which helps clients create value and cultivate competitive advantage based on emerging innovations and trends.
Dan Waldschmidt, Speaker
Dan refuses to accept business as usual - making him an unconventional, yet highly effective, strategist to some of the world's largest companies. Dan and his team help companies all over the world arrive at business-changing breakthrough ideas by moving past outdated conventional wisdom, social peer pressure, and the selfish behaviors that stop them from being high performers.
Bernice J. Washington, Speaker
Bernice J. Washington is a veteran trustee having served on Texas Health Resources Boards for more than 20 years. In addition to Texas Health Resources, she has served on 18 other Boards of Directors and has held major leadership roles in six (6) multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns.
Jeffrey A. Weisz, MD
Jeffrey Weisz, MD is a Managing Principal and Consulting Physician at Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. With over 37 years of combined experience as both a practicing Hematologist-Oncologist and an Executive Medical Director, Dr. Weisz is an accomplished physician leader and a passionate advocate of patient-centered care. His commitment to improving affordable health care through clinical quality, service-oriented and accessible care has earned many of the nation's highest awards for exceptional health outcomes.
Shari Welch, MD, FACEP, FACHE
Dr. Welch has been a practicing emergency physician for over 26 years and a healthcare quality improvement consultant for over 15 years. She speaks to hospitals and organizations across the country on Quality, Safety, Efficiency and the Patient Experience of Care. She is an expert in Engaging and Aligning Physicians in a Quality Agenda.
Brian Wong, MD, MPH, CEO
Through his speeches, workshops and consults, Dr. Brian Wong helps healthcare organizations build 'Patient Accountable Cultures' based on the point of view that patients expect us to work as teams, teams require coaches, and every leader's primary role is to coach their team. His interactive sessions engage participants with some of the same hands-on tools and techniques shared in his book, "Heroes Need Not Apply".

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