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Kenneth Kaufman

Chair

Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC

Kenneth Kaufman is founder, managing director and chair of Kaufman Hall. Since 1976, Mr. Kaufman has provided healthcare organizations with expert counsel and guidance in areas including strategy, finance, financial and capital planning, and mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. Clients include community hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers and regional or national health systems. Recognized as a leading authority on healthcare industry change, Mr. Kaufman has given more than 500 presentations to hospital and healthcare professional associations, board and executive groups, and other organizations.

Mr. Kaufman also has authored or coauthored seven books, most recently authoring Fast and Furious: Observations on Healthcare’s Transformation and Focus on Finance. In addition, he is often quoted, and his articles regularly appear, in major healthcare publications. Mr. Kaufman received the 2019 Richard L. Clarke Board of Directors Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association for lifetime contribution to healthcare. He has a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in hospital administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Sessions

Hot Topic: Reclaiming Ambition: Creating the Post-Pandemic Healthcare System

Presented by Kenneth Kaufman at 2:45 PM on Monday, April 11th.

As COVID enters its third year, the dramatic macroeconomic changes of the pandemic, including workforce dislocation and the competitive dominance of big tech, are becoming a more permanent part of the business environment. In addition, COVID has intensified deep-seated social problems that have plagued this country for generations, including health inequity and the inadequate public…