Keynote Speaker Jeffrey C. Bauer, Ph.D.

Jeffrey C. Bauer, Ph.D.

Internationally Respected Futurist

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English, French
  • Travels From
    Wisconsin, USA

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Jeffrey C. Bauer’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .

Dr. Bauer is an internationally recognized health futurist and medical economist.  As an independent 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 efficient, effective health care through multi-stakeholder partnerships and other initiatives focused in the private sector.

Why Jeffrey Bauer

•  As proven by his hundreds of publications and 30+ years as a leading national speaker on change in health care, Jeff Bauer deserves his reputation as most accurate health futurist. His objective analysis often clashes with the conventional wisdom and special interests, but his forecasts consistently identify the long- term trends that are really transforming health science and the medical marketplace. He is frequently complimented for telling audiences what they really need to hear, which is not always what they want to hear. His message is extremely positive and inspirational for leaders who embrace the need and opportunity to create a better health care system.

•  Often called the constructive contrarian, Jeff Bauer goes beyond the independent forecast and proposes specific actions that his clients can undertake to harness prevailing trends and become successful in meeting the needs of their customers. His speeches always end with practical recommendations and comments on how to implement them through multi-stakeholder partnerships and other initiatives focused in the private sector.

•  Unlike speakers who arrive just before making a “boilerplate” presentation and leave immediately afterwards, Jeff Bauer works closely with the client to make sure his speeches are customized for the specific objectives of each conference. Then, at no extra charge, he will actively attend the meeting before and/or after his presentation(s) in order to interact with client leaders and other members of the audience. A copy of his presentation slides is provided for distribution to attendees.

Dr. Bauer has more than 250 publications on health care delivery.  He speaks frequently to national and international audiences about key trends in health care, 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 health care.

His latest books are 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 Health Care 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.

More About Jeff Bauer . . .
Jeffrey C. Bauer was a full-time teacher and administrator at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver (1973-1984). He held full-time academic appointments as Associate Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and administrative appointment as Assistant Chancellor for Planning and Program Development. Dr. Bauer served concurrently as Health Policy Adviser to Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm (1980-1984).

Jeff Bauer also worked as a visiting clinical professor in the Administrative Medicine Program at the Medical School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught physician executives how to evaluate research reports and other published studies. Additionally, Dr. Jeffrey Bauer was a Senior Fellow at the Center for the New West in Denver. His previous consulting firm specialized in consumer-focused strategic planning for developing clinical affiliation agreements and multi-hospital networks.

Jeffrey C. Bauer 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, Jeff Bauer was a Boettcher Scholar, a Ford Foundation Independent Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar (Switzerland), and a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow.

Testimonials 3

  • “Thank you for sharing your predictions on the future of health care.  As an economist and meteorologist, you have a unique skill set to develop and support multi-variable forecasts.  Your critical success factors for providers were beneficial for us as a network and also as independent hospitals.  We will be using these themes in our strategic plan!”  

    Christina Freese-Decker

    VP, Strategic Planning and Development, Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, MI)

  • “Thank you for making the trip to New York to be our keynote speaker at the Rochester Healthcare Symposium.  Your presentation was both insightful and has been the talk of the town throughout our community.  As chairman of a large health system, I truly enjoyed your presentation and learned a great deal from your session.”

    Linda Becker

    President; Healthcare Benefits Network

  • “Your presentation to our QHR Executive Retreat in Boston was an intriguing and thought-provoking addition to our discussion of strategies.  Your presentation was compelling and well-received as you challenged us to put our creativity to work in finding better ways to respond to the evolution of the new healthcare delivery system.  Thank you for brining our group an outstanding presentation!”

    Anne Carter

    Vice President, Quorum Health Resources

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