Healthcare Transformation:
What's good about U.S. Healthcare?

The First in a Webinar Series of Healthcare Transformation Essentials

Date: Wednesday, February 5th
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Join Dr. John Haughom, a nationally known physician executive and authority on healthcare transformation, in his ongoing series on healthcare reform, a three-part effort to uncover: Section I - Forces Driving Transformation; Section II - The Foundation for Improvement and Sustainable Change; Section III - Looking to the future of Healthcare.

In his first webinar of Section I, Dr. Haughom provided an overview of healthcare transformation. In this webinar—a part of Section I—Dr. Haughom will provide a deeper look at the forces that have defined and shaped the current state of U.S. healthcare. Paradoxically, some of these same forces are also driving the inevitable need for change. Attendees will find answers to the following questions:

  1. What are the historical trends that have created the best healthcare system the world has ever seen?
  2. How are these same trends making healthcare reform inevitable?
  3. What are the primary determinants of health and how will they influence future policies regarding healthcare expenditures?
  4. What is the Rule of Rescue and what are its implications for the future?
  5. How do U.S. health expenditures compare to other nations and what are the implications?

John Haughom, MD.
Senior Advisor, Health Catalyst

Dr. John Haughom is an experienced healthcare executive with proven expertise in technology-enabled innovation, developing results-oriented strategic plans, leading multifaceted organization-wide change, and directing complex operations.

Trained in the same principles and methodologies that Health Catalyst espouses, Haughom has decades of experience leading improvement efforts. While a senior executive at PeaceHealth for 18 of the last 20 years in various clinical and IT executive roles including SVP of Quality and CIO, Haughom led integrated clinical, IT and financial teams to realize a 20 percent reduction in harm across the entire system over three years. After implementing a monitoring and data notification system, cardiologists avoided impending heart attacks, resulting in 75 lives saved over the course of approximately nine months. In a separate care process, nursing staff was notified when key patient health measures were on the decline, resulting in avoiding 10 respiratory arrests in a matter of weeks.

Over Haughom's 33-year career he has served on a number of boards and in advisory capacities. Notable awards include being named one of the nation's Top 10 healthcare technology innovators in 2002. In addition to working for 18 years at PeaceHealth in various executive positions, Haughom practiced gastroenterology for 15 years. Dr. Haughom participated in the Stanford Directors' Consortium at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also took part in the Medical Informatics Masters Program at the University of Utah, earned his medical degree from the University of California, and received a dual undergraduate degree in Economics and Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

This webinar is the first in a series in which Dr. Haughom will share with clinicians, IT professionals and healthcare team members what they need to know in order to meaningfully participate in the new healthcare era. Dr. Haughom will delve into more detail in an effort to provide attendees the knowledge they need to meaningfully participate in the future of healthcare. Attendees will receive a copy of Section One of the book that Dr. Haughom is writing on healthcare transformation.

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