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Merrill Goozner

Former Editor

Modern Healthcare

Since retiring from day-to-day management at Modern Healthcare in May 2017, Merrill Goozner has continued to write a weekly opinion column for the nation’s leading healthcare trade journal. He also speaks and serves as a moderator for panel discussions at numerous industry and Modern Healthcare events. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Goozner was responsible for the editorial direction and content for Modern Healthcare’s magazine, e-newsletters and website. Prior to joining Modern Healthcare, his journalism career spanned nearly 40 years as an editor, writer and journalism educator. In 2004, he authored The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs (University of California Press). He previously served as a foreign, national and chief economics correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and a professor of journalism at New York University. He has contributed numerous articles to both the lay press and scientific publications over the course of his career. He earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1982 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Cincinnati in 1975. The University of Cincinnati named him a distinguished alumni in 2008 and inducted him into its Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016. Mr. Goozner and his wife, Karen, have three children and three grandchildren and live in Chicago.


Leadership Insights: Leveraging Real-World Data and Results in a Regulatory Environment

Presented by Amy P. Abernethy, MD, PhD, Merrill Goozner at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 24th.

From the acceleration of virtual medicine to the continued push toward value-based care, the past year has brought significant changes to the healthcare environment. The rapid implementation of these changes has largely been due to a necessity of circumstance, and hospitals and health systems are now faced with both an opportunity and challenge with the…

Leadership Insights: What’s Next in Value-Based Care

Presented by Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, Merrill Goozner, Susan D. DeVore at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Despite the disruption of COVID-19, the movement away from fee-for-service and toward value-based care revenue streams remains strong. Join this innovative session with leading experts in the field as they discuss what’s next in the value-based care space and provide recommendations for healthcare leaders on how to stay ahead of the curve. Learning Objectives: Examine…