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Alan S. Kaplan, MD, FACHE


UW Health

Alan S. Kaplan currently serves as CEO of UW Health, the academic health system affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. The health system realizes $3.5 billion annual net revenue and comprises six hospitals, 1,500 faculty physicians and 17,000 staff members, and is the majority shareholder of Quartz health plan, serving 355,000 members. From 2009 to 2016, Dr. Kaplan served as executive vice president/chief clinical transformation officer for UnityPoint Health, a large community health system based in Des Moines, Iowa. He was the founder and president/CEO of UnityPoint Clinic, a multistate medical group, and president/CEO of UnityPoint at Home, a multiregional provider of home care, palliative, hospice and infusion services. Prior to joining UnityPoint Health, Dr. Kaplan served as CMO of Edward Hospital, a suburban healthcare system based in Naperville, Ill. Dr. Kaplan earned his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and earned a Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a fellow of the American Association of Physician Leadership, where he previously served as chairman of the board. Dr. Kaplan is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


CEO Circle Session – Fog, Focus and Future

Presented by Alan S. Kaplan, MD, FACHE at 10:45 AM on Tuesday, March 24th.

According to historian Daniel Boorstin, the fog of information can drive out knowledge. Healthcare leaders today understand precisely what Boorstin meant. The pace of industry disruption, the flood of information about its implications and the pressure to respond with innovation can force CEOs to choose between maintaining the status quo or investing in uncertainty. Healthcare…