Jeff Bauer

Healthcare Futurist; Speaker on Health Policy and Politics of Reform

Fee Range?: $10,000 - $12,500
Traveling From: Illinois

Biography
Bookmark and Share Print Bio

Dr. Bauer is an internationally recognized health futurist and medical economist.  As an industry thought leader, he forecasts the evolution of health care and develops practical approaches to improving the medical sector of the American » Read Full Bio

Dr. Bauer is an internationally recognized health futurist and medical economist.  As an industry thought leader, he forecasts the evolution of health care 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 health care delivery system through multi-stakeholder partnerships and other initiatives focused in the private sector.

Dr. Bauer has published more than 200 articles, books, Web pages, and videos on health care delivery.  He speaks frequently to national and international audiences about key trends in health care, medical science, technology, information systems, reimbursement, public policy, health reform, and creative problem-solving.  Dr. Bauer is quoted often in the national press and writes regularly for professional journals that cover the business of health care.

His latest books are Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care: How Efficiency, Effectiveness, and E-Transformation Can Conquer Waste and Optimize Quality (Productivity Press, 2008) and Statistical Analysis for Health Care Decision-Makers (CRC Press, 2009).  His two previous books are Telemedicine and the Reinvention of Health Care: The Seventh Revolution in Medicine (McGraw-Hill, 1999) and Not What the Doctor Ordered (McGraw-Hill, 1998).  He is currently writing a book on data analytics and strategic forecasting methodologies.

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

In addition, Dr. Bauer has a strong foundation of academic experience.  He 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 as Assistant Chancellor for Planning and Program Development.  He also served concurrently 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, where he taught physician leaders how to evaluate research reports and other published studies.

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.

» Close

Media files by Jeff Bauer

  • Speech Sample 1

Speaker Programs (Click on each program to view the description)

"What Outsiders Must Know about Health Reform, How to Prepare Your Business and Yourself"
Health reform isn't just for health professionals any more! As employers, leaders in any industry must respond cost-effectively to unprecedented changes in health benefits. As individuals, they need to know how to deal intelligently with new delivery systems and payment arrangements for their own health care. Dr. Jeff Bauer, a nationally recognized health futurist and medical economist, has prepared this entertaining, informative presentation to explain the evolving realities of American health care and what leaders in non-health industries can do to ensure appropriate medical services, for themselves and their employees. A unique and timely program: health reform explained in laymen's terms by an expert insider, plus recommendations for appropriate responses to new challenges!
The Reality of Health Reform, Practical Paths to Survival and Growth
As one of the few speakers who maintained political independence during the latest battles to overhaul parts of the health care system, Dr. Bauer presents a balanced analysis of differences between reform's rhetoric and reality. He explains what happened in Washington, what's next, and what to do in response to the overhaul law passed in March, 2010. This presentation is constantly updated to reflect the ongoing battles between competing interest groups, and it forecasts important changes that are still likely to happen. His informative, comprehensive speech begins with a "big picture" view and then focuses on implications and responses from the perspective of each audience's specific interests.
Forecasting the Future of Health Care, Challenges and Opportunities
One of the country's most respected health futurists, Dr. Bauer presents an informative and entertaining analysis of the forces that define possibilities for medical care. He explains different methods for looking ahead and forecasts the future based on his in-depth analysis of the key trends-medical science, technology, demography and epidemiology, reimbursement, and organization of the delivery system. Implications of key trends and practical responses are presented with respect to the audience's special interests. This presentation is presented with respect to the audience's special interests. This presentation is continually updated to reflect the latest changes in forces that shape the future.
Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care, Efficiency, Effectiveness, and E-Transformation
This presentation summarizes the key points of Dr. Bauer's challenging new (2008) book by the same title. He shows why unprecedented financial circumstances threaten failure for health care providers that pursue "business as usual." Dr. Bauer clearly explains how sound economic principles and proven management tools can prevent inevitable failures if significant changes are not made. The presentation reveals how providers can draw upon internal resources to increase net revenue and provide the quality of care that payers and consumers are demanding at prices they are willing to pay. It shows why waste must be eliminated and how future-focused leaders can put their organizations on a positive path while redirection is still possible. It is an inspiring speech about how providers can do it right all the time, as inexpensively as possible. view and then focuses on implications and responses from the perspective of each audience

Topics

  • Keynote (Business)
  • Leadership (Being a Healthcare Leader)

Tags

Jeff Bauer Speaker, Healthcare Futurist, Booking Agent, Agency, Contact, Speeches

 

Books

More Information

For more information about Jeff Bauer please call 1.877.8TALENT or email us.