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Looking into the Future: Without Fear or Favor

Like many industries, healthcare is riddled with group think and “trends” that don’t materialize. Billions of dollars and, more important, irreplaceably scarce professional and managerial time and effort are wasted chasing a “future” that never actually happens. No-one can predict the future with unerring accuracy. But with more than thirty years of experience spanning all the major sectors of the health field, Jeff can help sort the trivial from the significant, and explain in English where the real opportunities and challenges lie- without fear or favor.

Jeff Goldsmith

Health Futures was founded in 1982 by Jeff Goldsmith. Jeff Goldsmith is one of the nation's foremost health industry analysts, specializing in corporate strategy, trend analysis, health policy and emerging technologies. He has worked across the health system- hospitals, health plans, physician groups, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health manufacturing and distribution sectors- advising senior management and Boards. Health Futures also helps guide venture and private equity investment in emerging technologies. Jeff Goldsmith writes and lectures actively on health policy, financing and technology, both in the United States and overseas. You can find an active archive of his writings and topics in this site.

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Biden’s Impact on the Health System

See my forecast of Biden’s likely healthcare agenda in The Health Care Blog:https://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2020/11/07/what-will-shape-joe-bidens-health-care-agenda/

The COVID recession and exploding federal deficit will dramatically narrow the new administration’s health reform options.  But the seriousness and professionalism they will bring to health policy will be a welcome relief from the past four years.  

The above forecast is not to be confused with what I would do if I were President, which appeared in Health Affairs last fall (2019): https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20190828.273499/full/


Date: 11.09.20   Time: 02:53 PM

Recent Keynotes and Panels

  • Advent Health
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • CommonSpirit
  • Nashville Health Care Council
  • INOVA Health System (VA)
  • Piedmont Healthcare (GA)
  • Equity Health (Blackstone Group)
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Overlake Medical Center (WA)
  • Aultman Healthcare (OH)

New Blog Topics

Jeff Goldsmith actively writes about healthcare management and policy issues online. See this compendium of his recent postings.