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Looking into the Future: Fearless Optimism Meets Realism

Lots of people and organizations track and forecast changes in the $4 trillion US Health system. Few have been at it as long as Jeff Goldsmith. For forty years, Jeff Goldsmith has analyzed changes in healthcare technology, financing, policy and care organization. You can find his forecasts in the Writings and Blog Postings Section of this Website (sample the “Looking Into the Future” section of Writings for some of his personal favorites), and in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Health Affairs, the Wall Street Journal and Modern Healthcare. Jeff is not blinded by shiny objects; his analysis looks at the underlying secular trends which affect healthcare over a five to ten year time horizon (sometimes far longer). He is also allergic to “groupthink”; if something doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t end up in his forecasts, regardless of how loud the chorus of industry voices. Healthcare is the most dynamic sector of the US economy, and continues to attract tens of billions in annual investment. Jeff is an honest, courageous and realistic voice for change in that health system. Don’t hesitate to contact him if you want to hear that voice or engage in dialog.

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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Market Concentration 101

Healthcare is increasingly dominated by large corporate enterprises. 95% of the controversy has been about hospital mergers, but the reality is: hospital systems are DWARFED by the large insurers that pay them, and which increasingly dominate the Medicaid and Medicare programs. The market concentration “conversation” has been absurdly unbalanced!

Date: 02.27.23   Time: 12:52 PM

Recent Keynotes and Expert Panels

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  • Maine Hospital Association
  • New Hampshire Hospital Association
  • Overlake Medical Center (WA)
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New Blog Topics

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