Innovative Healthcare Speakers for Every Issue, Topic and Event...
Strategy / Planning
Barry Asmus, PhD
Dr. Barry Asmus has been named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States . As a Senior Economist for the prestigious National Center for Policy Analysis, Dr. Asmus does more than just speak on policies, he is actively involved with their implementation. With over twenty-five years experience on the speaking platform, Dr. Asmus presents a powerful picture of America's future, both here and abroad.
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.
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.
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, helped start the patient experience movement with his article, "The Chief Experience Officer, an impetus behind the Cleveland Clinic's creation of the position". An international speaker, he helps healthcare organizations change the experience and tell their story. Anthony is aging expert and not only helps organizations market to boomers and seniors but also guides them to become and then lead dementia friendly initiatives in their communities.
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.
Bill G. Felkey, BA, MS
Professor Emeritus Bill G. Felkey was born in Nagoya , Japan; Auburn University has been his professional home since 1977. He received his BA in Psychology and Communication from the University of Maine and his MS in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. His research interests focus on the creation of knowledge-bases and the use of advanced technology in healthcare.
Mark Hagland, Speaker
Mark Hagland is a nationally respected independent health care journalist. He has won numerous awards for his journalism. He writes about a wide range of topics and issues, from quality improvement and patient safety to managed care and health market trends, strategic planning, disease management, information technology, health information management, and policy and regulatory issues.
Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP
Dr. Kaplan is Immediate Past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and national faculty for ACEP. He 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.
Paul Keckley, PhD
Paul H. Keckley is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, a healthcare researcher and widely known industry expert. In addition to The Keckley Report, he authors a monthly column for Health and Hospital Networks and has published three books and 250 articles. During the period preceding the passage of the Affordable Care Act, he facilitated sessions between White House Office of Health Reform sessions and major health industry trade groups as private sector input was sought in the legislation.
John W. Kenagy, MD, MPA, ScD, FACS
John Kenagy, MD's, message is straightforward: "Thriving in 21st century healthcare means providing more and better care at less cost. That's not just another fix; it's enduring fitness." His book, DESIGNED TO ADAPT: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times, was the ACHE 2011 Book of the Year. His inspiring presentations show how to develop your people to deliver Ideal Patient Care and continually lower cost. That's enduring fitness for your organization!
Robert Laszewski, Speaker
Robert Laszewski is president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Inc. (HPSA), a policy and marketplace consulting firm specializing in assisting its clients through the significant health policy and market change afoot. Before forming HPSA in 1992, Mr. Laszewski was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Group Markets, for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.
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.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA
David Nash is the Founding Dean and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. JSPH provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future. Its offerings include Masters Programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy, Chronic Care Management and Applied Health Economics.
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.
Philip L. Ronning, MHA, Author
With thirty-five years of healthcare management experience, Philip Ronning focuses on accountable care, specialty programs, strategy, organization, integration, culture and more. Ronning has worked with urban to rural markets across the board and a client list of over 300. The American Hospital Association has published eight of his books.
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.
Steven T. Valentine, MPA
With more than 35 years of health care consulting experience, Mr. Valentine has considerable expertise in the areas of strategic planning, business transactions, mergers, hospital-physician relationships, and financial analysis. Mr. Valentine was the issue editor and an early pioneer on hospital turnarounds (topics in Healthcare Financing: Financially Troubled Hospitals). Mr. Valentine authors the annual "Top 10 Trends in Healthcare" for Trustee. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on healthcare issues, industry trends and its future outlook.
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.

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