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Edward O'Connor  

Healthcare Expert

Ed O'Connor is a dynamic, provocative speaker who brings innovative approaches to practical healthcare solutions. As a facilitator/consultant, his work in guiding organizations toward, collaborative futures is groundbreaking and critical to the success of an industry facing radical change. His most recent book Separately-Together: A New Path to Healthy Hospital-Physician Relations provides an innovative process for moving from intractable conflicts to enduring collaboration. By integrating current research with over 20 years of professional experience with hospitals, group practices, and healthcare associations, he provides pioneering practices to meet the demands of today's changing world.

Ed O'Connor is a Professor of Health Administration at the University of Colorado Denver, a Principal with the Implementation Institute, and a faculty member of the American College of Physician Executives. He is also a member of ACHE and MGMA. As the author of over 150 articles, books, book chapters, papers and technical documents, Dr. O'Connor has conducted research on a diversity of topics including physician-hospital relations, healthcare strategy, entrepreneurship, and change management.

In addition to holding management positions with General Electric and providing consulting services for diverse organizations, he has personally engaged in several entrepreneurial business ventures. Dr. O'Connor holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. He is a frequent keynote speaker at national and regional health care meetings and is known for his dynamic, high-energy style.

Speech Topics

Building Collaborative Teams

Provides concrete lessons about how groups of people with diverse and often conflicting agendas can work as a team to produce exceptional results.

Managing the Change Process

Clarifies the energizers required, barriers to be addressed, and action steps necessary to move your people through transitions.

Healthcare Leadership

Examines the leadership approaches employed by winners versus losers and guides participants in applying successful leadership strategies to their own organizations.

Entrepreneurial Thinking for Healthcare Leaders

Guides participants in generating innovative ideas, translating them into reality, building the teams required to sustain success, and managing the challenges associated with growth.

Strategic Thinking

Provides a systematic strategic thinking process that is driven by your vision of who you want to be, and then grounded in the realities of your marketplace.

Physician-Hospital Relations

Guides you through the four phases of the Physician-Administrator Relations Process for moving from intractable conflicts to enduring collaboration.

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