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Steven Eastaugh  

Former Health Policy Advisor to President Obama

More than 4,100 healthcare managers and leaders in the United States and around the world have had their careers shaped in part by Steven R. Eastaugh, who was a professor of health economics, finance and health care management for 37 years at Cornell University and George Washington University. The author of nine books and more than 90 journal articles, Dr. Eastaugh is a nationally acclaimed speaker, consultant and agent of change who has traveled to some 36 countries as part of his health services research. From 2008 to 2009, he was health policy advisor to President Barack Obama.

Dr. Eastaugh has won numerous awards, including the American College of Healthcare Executives Edgar Hayhow Award for “best healthcare article of the year.” He also won the Marriott Award for productivity enhancement in the service sector. He has been a forceful advocate for market based health care reform. Dr. Eastaugh was senior staff health economist at the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal Of Health Care Finance. Dr. Eastaugh currently is a consultant and speaker based in Washington DC.

Dr. Eastaugh’s main research interests include health finance and economics, capital budgeting, financial ratio analysis, profitability and liquidity, cost benefit and cost effectiveness, and technology assessment.

He has worked on four studies with the Institute of Medicine and actively works with a number of professional organizations, including the American Public Health Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Operations Research Society of America. Steven Eastaugh received his BA and MA from Harvard and a doctorate in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Speech Topics


Obamacare 2.0: What's Next

Adjusting to the Affordable Care Act

Change/Adapt: Do Not Play the Dead Fish & Drift with the Current

Healthcare: Productivity, Economics, and ObamaCare 2.0

In this keynote, Obamacare speaker Steven Eastaugh explains the ins and outs of ObamaCare and teaches audiences how to enhance productivity to improve quality and support the new pay for performance program. And, with his background in health economics, Eastaugh delves into how to attract capital, market to audiences, and assess the full long-term costs of healthcare programs and services.

Eastaugh also addresses Obamacare 2.0 and what's next for healthcare; value-based purchasing (compensation for improving service quality); how to attract patients, physicians, employers, and insurance exchanges; and how to successfully adapt to change.

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