Jeff Bauer

Jeff Bauer

Jeff Bauer is a Trend Expert Specializing in Healthcare. With 35 years as a professor and consultant, Dr. Bauer is a nationally recognized expert on key trends that shape the future of health care.





“The Uncertain and Exciting Future of Health Care: Exploring a New Realm of Possibilities”

This fast-paced and informative presentation shows how and why health care will change more in this decade than it did in the previous 50 years. From a practical perspective, it explores strategic implications of the unprecedented revolution in medical science, transformational capabilities of information technology, the hidden impact of demographic shifts in the US population, and the economy’s role in restructuring supply and demand for medical services. Reform of the delivery system is examined from the speaker’s perspective as a constructive contrarian, with recommendations tailored specifically to the audience’s position in the medical marketplace.


“A Realistic Update on Health Reform: Responding to Challenges and Opportunities”

Everyone agrees that the current health care delivery system is unsustainable, but there’s no consensus on common solutions to the underlying problems. This future-focused presentation evaluates the range of competing approaches to reform — from government intervention to private initiative — and provides audiences with an independent perspective on strategies that their organizations can take to succeed in a turbulent marketplace by improving efficiency and effectiveness. The content is continually revised to reflect the latest political and economic events (e.g., Supreme Court decision, election implications, economic recovery), with an emphasis on practical, proactive responses to the problematic implementation and unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act.

“The Art and Science of Looking Ahead: Upgrading the Crystal Ball for Creating a Viable Future”

Based on the speaker’s newest book (Summer, 2013), this unique presentation shows audiences how to make strategic changes through informed analysis of actual trends and possible outcomes. It explains the major difference between predicting and forecasting and shows why forecasts must replace predictions as our way to evaluate where we are headed and how to get there successfully. The presentation identifies resources and makes recommendations appropriate for any organization that wants to expand its realm of future opportunities for success in turbulent, uncertain times. [Note: This speech is appropriate for any business audience; it is not specific to health care.]

“Mastering Chaos: Creativity 101 for Health Care’s Daring Spirits”

This unique program begins with a practical, entertaining overview of the key characteristics of innovation for leaders who want to create something new of value. It uses examples of art, poetry, science, music, and other creative endeavors to define the mind-set of people who make an enduring, positive difference in their respective fields. The presentation concludes with a detailed list of personal and professional steps that health care leaders can take to enhance their success in meeting the ultimate challenge of health reform — reinventing the way health care is delivered.

Jeff Bauer, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized health futurist and medical economist. He is a partner in the management consulting practice of ACS Healthcare Solutions (Dearborn, MI), a leading provider of outsourcing, information technology, and strategic business solutions to the healthcare industry. In his numerous publications and presentations, he forecasts the future of healthcare and describes practical, creative approaches to improving the delivery system.

Dr. Bauer has published more than 145 articles, books, Web pages, and videos on healthcare delivery. He speaks frequently to national audiences about key trends in healthcare, medical science, technology, reimbursement, information systems, public policy, and creative problem solving. Dr. Bauer is quoted often in the national press and writes regularly for professional journals that cover the business of healthcare.

His latest books are Telemedicine and the Reinvention of Health Care: The Seventh Revolution in Medicine (McGraw-Hill, 1999), Not What the Doctor Ordered (McGraw-Hill, 1998) and Statistical Analysis for Health Care Decision-Makers (McGraw-Hill, 1996). He is currently completing a book on performance improvement, Health Care’s E-Imperatives: How Efficiency, Effectiveness, and E-Transformation Can Conquer Waster and Optimize Quality (Productivity Press, Fall 2007), and publishing a series of Web articles on key trends in selected clinical services.

Dr. 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. Additionally, Dr. Bauer was a senior fellow at the Center for the New West in Denver (1992-2001). His previous consulting firm, The Bauer Group, Inc., specialized in consumer-focused strategic planning for developing clinical affiliation agreements and multi-hospital networks (1984-1992).

He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado at 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.

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