The Benefits of Building Scale for Population Health

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Alan Zuckerman, FACHE, FAAHA

John Harris, MBA

Program Description: Alan Zuckerman and John Harris’s forum presentation explained how population health and other factors drive the health system consolidation. They described traditional and new approaches in population health that have built scale and achieved outcomes. Additionally, Mr. Zuckerman and Mr. Harris discussed key implementation considerations and challenges of population health.


Alan Zuckerman

Alan is one of the nation’s leading healthcare strategists, and has directed development of advanced strategic and business plans for many of the nation’s top academic medical centers and health systems in his 40 years of management consulting. He serves as strategic advisor to many long-term clients.

He is recognized for his ability to bring unique strategic solutions to providers in highly dynamic markets and for his expertise in developing consensus among board members, medical staff, and management. Mr. Zuckerman’s work focuses primarily on organizational strategy projects, and mergers and affiliations.

He is a frequent speaker at national healthcare conferences, and teaches seminars for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Mr. Zuckerman has received the ACHE Service award in honor of his commitment to the healthcare management profession, and has also been awarded ACHE’s Senior‐Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award.

John Harris

John combines consulting expertise with a hands-on management background. His more than 25 years of healthcare experience includes founding a healthcare business, running facilities and consulting to hospitals and health systems, ACOs, Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs), PHOs, IPAs, and health plans.

Mr. Harris’s experience includes founding Advance Choice, Inc., the leading national service providing hospitals with emergency access to patients’ advance medical directives. He has had senior operational responsibility in healthcare facilities. He has also been a health policy fellow for the US Senate’s Finance Committee.

Presentation: 51:49

PowerPoint slides at bottom of page.