Innovative Healthcare Speakers for Every Issue, Topic and Event...
Julie Austin, Innovator/Inventor
Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, and innovation keynote speaker. She’s an internationally known thought leader on the topic of innovation, and CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group. There are very few women innovation speakers, and even fewer who have actually innovated. Julie is both. Julie will teach you how to generate ideas on a consistent basis. Ideas to cut costs, improve sales, create new products, services, business models, ad campaigns, marketing & PR angles, and unique promotions. Imagine those tools in the hands of your competitors.
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.
Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP
Evan M. Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP is Chief Medical Officer at Ariadne Labs (Harvard School of Public Health) and Associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Focusing on improving healthcare delivery, Dr. Benjamin ensures Ariadne's findings are supported by rigorous evidence and result in clinically meaningful change.
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.
John J. Byrnes, MD
John Byrnes, MD is the author of The Quality Playbook 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. Dr. Byrnes' presentations and workshops are dynamic and immensely practical--always motivating his audience to create a culture of excellence that delivers world-class clinical outcomes.
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.
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.
Carson F. Dye, FACHE
Carson F. Dye, FACHE, President & CEO of Exceptional Leadership, LLC, is a seasoned executive recruiter and leadership consultant with over 40 years of leadership and management experience. Carson Dye combines over 24 years of executive search and consulting with 20 years of executive leadership positions in four hospitals/health systems.
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.
Kevin S. Groves, PhD
In Dr. Kevin Groves' book, WINNING STRATEGIES, his approach to succession planning encompasses not just the CEO, but the entire leadership pipeline. Winning Strategies is the culmination of his work with healthcare organizations over the past 10 years to identify evidence-based succession management & talent development practices.
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.
Eric Kidwell, Speaker
Eric Kidwell has seen both sides of healthcare. From the corporate suite, to facing a life-threatening diagnosis and back again, his experiences give him a unique perspective on the Patient Experience. Eric's ability to translate the business of healthcare to the human side with humor, experience and real-world examples makes him a sought after choice for conferences and events across the country.
Ross/ Kidwell, The Power of Two
Give your event an energy boost with the Power of 2! Avoid the "Power-Point Death March", engage Darryl Ross & Eric Kidwell for your next event and you'll deliver your audience something that will inform and energize them. With two world-class speakers, content is created through real world experience and customized to your audience. The Power of 2 allows for a change of energy and a change of voice that not only makes the presentation more entertaining, but it also enhances learning.
Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MPH, M.Sc.
Dr. Kumar is Founder of Quantros, Inc., a leader in web-based healthcare data management and decision support solutions to further patient safety and quality. Today, more than 2,200 healthcare facilities in the USA use Quantros applications to drive improvements in quality of care delivered, patient safety initiatives and compliance programs.
Rosemary D. Laird, MD, MHSA
Dr. Laird became the Executive Medical Director of the Florida Hospital Senior Health Program in 2015, and concurrently founded the Centre for Senior Health at Florida Hospital in Winter Park. She brought her more than 20 years of experience in elderly healthcare and support programs to Central Florida. Dr. Laird is co-authoring Fred Lee's last book: Beyond Disney - Heartwiring Healthcare Excellence, Restoring the Art and Science of Empathy and Compassion, due out in 2019. Fred Lee was the author of: If Disney Ran Your Hospital, the #1 best selling Healthcare Leadership book.
Randi Redmond Oster, MBA
At GE for almost 20 years, Oster lead teams to design new parts for aircraft engines which ingrained in her what it takes to build a safe product and the importance of meeting customer requirements. Now, Oster applies that knowledge to build high-performing healthcare teams and improve the Patient Experience and navigate families through healthcare crises. Oster shares best practices that can be implemented in healthcare to introduce participants to innovative tactics for rapidly implementing strategies for patient-centric culture change.
Ilisa Halpern Paul, MPP
Ilisa Halpern Paul is president of the District Policy Group, the boutique lobbying, public policy, and advocacy team at international law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLC. Ilisa's expertise is framed by her experience serving on the staff of a U.S. Senator, leading federal lobbying departments for two national health care organizations, and working over the past 17 years as a consultant to health and hospital systems, patient advocacy organizations, medical technology and life sciences companies, and other entities working in the healthcare industry.
Darryl Ross, Speaker
True motivational trainers with a call to action are hard to come by, and Darryl is one of the elite few. As a former TV news journalist, Darryl's skills have been honed over 20 years, and he is now a highly sought-after patient experience speaker and trainer. His use of humor, energy, and enthusiasm makes him a favorite for keynotes, workshops, and conferences across the country.
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.
Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP
As a professional speaker, published author, former Emergency room nurse, certified yoga teacher, and life coach Diane Sieg will give you life-saving strategies by showing you how to take care of yourself, take charge of your life, and take action! With high energy and heartfelt stories, her opening keynote sets a positive tone to start your meeting or her closing keynote ends your conference with a bang, sending your group home with a clear and strong message about the importance of life balance and self care. Audience members leave with the permission and practical skills they need to be more authentic, productive, and balanced in every area of their lives.
Joe Tye, MBA
Joe Tye is the leading authority on values-based and leadership skills and strategies, and on building a culture of ownership on a foundation of values in organizations.
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.

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