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Josh Luke    

Futurist & Healthcare Expert; Executive Faculty at the University of Southern California; Former Hospital CEO

Author, speaker, futurist, and healthcare expert Dr. Josh Luke is a USC professor who became a hospital CEO at age 32, and author of the new book Ex-Acute, A Former Hospital CEO tells all on What’s Wrong with American Healthcare / What every American needs to know. An inspirational speaker and thought leader, he inspires leaders in all industries on how to prepare for the future. Peers describe him as an innovator, strategist and thought leader on population management, coordinated care, and readmission prevention as well as a "futurist" on the Affordable Care Act and how it will shape the continuum. His first book, Re-admission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum, is the bestselling management series book of the year for the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Luke worked for a decade as a hospital CEO and served as an administrator in skilled nursing, acute care, home healthcare and hospice care. He founded the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative in 2013 and the National Bundled Payment Collaborative in 2015, to showcase Best Practice integration models. He currently serves in an Editorial and Advisory Board capacity for several organizations including the Readmission News. Dr. Luke also designed the Total Wellness Torrance population management strategy working with the ACO, Bundled Payment & IPA teams while serving as Vice President, Post-Acute Services for Torrance Memorial Health System. TWT and its Post Acute Network received the 2013 Excellence in Programming award from CAHF. He serves as ​Chief Strategy Officer & Sr. Health Policy Consultant for Nelson Hardiman Law, NH Strategy & Compliagent.

His teaching experience includes Executive Faculty at the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy, in the Healthcare Administration Department at Cal State Long Beach and also at Cal State Fullerton. He is a former Board member for the Hospital Association of Southern California and the California Hospital Association Center for Post-Acute Care. His numerous awards include 2015 Best Selling Management Series Author of 2015, American College of Healthcare Executives Health Administration Press; 2015 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, 2nd Runner-Up; and 2015 Senior Care Hero Award Nominee, Outstanding Senior Care Professional, SeniorServe Orange County.

Dr. Luke is a vocal advocate for seniors and people with Alzheimer’s disease (the affliction hit his mother and both grandmothers).

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