Jeffrey C. (Jeff) Bauer

PhD

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Paradox & Imperatives in Healthcare


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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.



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Dr. Bauer speaks frequently to national and international audiences about key trends in healthcare, medical science, technology, reimbursement, public policy, health reform, and creative problem-solving.  Dr. Bauer is quoted in the national press and writes regularly for professional journals that cover the business of healthcare.    

This speaker's topics include:

  • The Future of Healthcare: Realistic 2-5 Year Forecasts
  • Health Reform: Implications and Responses
  • Powerful New Trends in Medical Science and Clinical Technology
  • The Future of Information Technology and What To Do about It
  • The Real Keys to Efficiency and Effectiveness in Healthcare
  • Special Topics (Upon Request)

Dr. Bauer has more than 275 publications on healthcare delivery. His latest books are a 25th anniversary update of his best seller, Not What the Doctor Ordered: Liberating Caregivers and Empowering Consumers for Successful Health Reform (2019), Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care: Redirecting Reform for Efficiency and Effectiveness (2015) and Upgrading Leadership’s Crystal Ball: Five Reasons Why Forecasting Must Replace Predicting and How to Make the Strategic Change in Business and Public Policy (2014).  Previous books include Statistical Analysis for Health Care Decision-Makers (CRC Press, 2009), Telemedicine and the Reinvention of Health Care: The Seventh Revolution in Medicine (McGraw-Hill, 1999) and Not What the Doctor Ordered (McGraw-Hill, 1998).  

As a consultant, he has assisted hundreds of provider, purchaser, and payer organizations with strategic planning and performance improvement initiatives.  He served as Vice President for Healthcare Forecasting and Strategy for ACS, a Xerox Company, from 1999 to 2010.  His own consulting firm, The Bauer Group, specialized in consumer-focused strategic planning and clinical affiliation agreements for multi-hospital networks from 1984 to 1992. 

In addition, Dr. Bauer was a full-time teacher and administrator at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver from 1973 to 1984, where he held appointments as associate professor and Assistant Chancellor for Planning and Program Development.  He also served for four years as Health Policy Adviser to Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm.  From 1992 to 1998, Dr. Bauer was a visiting professor in Administrative Medicine at the Medical School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Prior to starting his career in healthcare, he worked in research meteorology for the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  He graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a B.A. in economics and completed a certificate in political studies at the University of Paris (France).  During his academic career, he was a Boettcher Scholar, a Ford Foundation Independent Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar (Switzerland), and a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow.  He is an elected member of the Association of Managers of Innovation and an honorary fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

Dr. Bauer lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he spends his spare time painting (conceptual are in acrylics) and playing viola da gamba (precursor to the cello).

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