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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 opportunities that are really not opportunities at all. Jeff Goldsmith is a powerful antidote to group think. 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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Has United Airlines Hit Bottom Yet?

Reports that United Airlines personnel effectively forced a passenger with cerebral palsy to crawl off the plane suggest that its problems continue to worsen: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/united-sorry-passenger-with-cerebral-palsy-had-to-crawl-off-plane/ar-BBmv78x?li=BBgzzfc 

This is in the wake of news that then new CEO designated to help turn the airline around suffered a heart attack and needed to be replaced:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/16/us-unitedairlines-ceo-idUSKCN0SA29S20151016

Here is yet another example of how merging vast, poorly managed enterprises into even larger poorly managed enterprises rarely helps customers.  Sorry that O’Hare, my former hub airport, is home to two such companies- United and American. 

Date: 10.28.15   Time: 02:07 PM

Recent Keynote Engagements

  • Georgia Hospital Association
  • The Doctor’s Company
  • Hospital Sisters Health System
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Greenville (SC) Health System
  • Sheridan Healthcare
  • Virginia Health and Hospitals Association
  • Womens’Care of Florida
  • Health Industry Distributors Association
  • St. Clair Hospital
  • Federation of American Hospitals
  • DaVita
  • Lincoln Healthcare Group
  • Providence Health-Anchorage
  • Parallon (HCA)

Healthcare Reform Chronicles

Jeff Goldsmith has introduced The Health Reform Chronicles to help you find his blog postings on Healthcare Reform.