2016 THT Healthcare Conference

Location: San Antonio, TX
Start Date: July 28, 2016

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Jeffrey Bauer

Jeff C. Bauer

Ph.D., Health Futurist and Medical Economist

Title of Session: Looking to the Futures of Health Care: Customizing Strategies for Your Marketplace

Time: Friday, 8am CST

Dr. Bauer is an internationally recognized health futurist and medical economist. As an independent industry thought leader, he forecasts the evolution of health care and develops practical approaches to improving the medical sector of the American economy. He is widely known for his specific proposals to create efficient, effective health care through multi-stakeholder partnerships and other initiatives focused in the private sector. ​ Dr. Bauer has more than 250 publications on health care delivery. He speaks frequently to national and international audiences about key trends in medical science, technology, reimbursement, public policy, health reform, strategy, and creative problem-solving.

Jennifer Banda

Texas Hospital Association, Austin

Title of Session: What's Coming Our Way: The Trump Card or the Ace of Spades? - State Legislative Update

Time: Friday, 10:45am CST


David Pearson

Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals, Austin

Title of Session: What's Coming Our Way: The Trump Card or the Ace of Spades? - State Legislative Update

Time: Friday, 10:45am CST

David Pearson is currently the President/CEO of the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. TORCH is a professional association whose members consist of general acute care hospitals of less than 150 beds, as well as the companies and organizations which provide products and services to rural hospitals. He is also directly responsible for several subsidiary organizations: a for-profit management services company, a not-for-profit foundation, and multiple provider organizations. Before becoming the CEO, Mr. Pearson served as the Vice President of Advocacy and Communications for TORCH for six years.

Jeff Faulkner

Regional Vice President at Merritt Hawkins

Title of Session: 2016 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives

Time: Saturday, 8am CST at the Biscuits, Bacon and Breakouts Breakfast

Jeff Faulkner currently serves as Regional Vice President of Marketing for Merritt Hawkins, the nation's premier physician search and consulting firm. Established in 1987, Merritt Hawkins is an affiliate of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS), the largest health care staffing organization in the United States. With over 10 years of experience as a consultant and executive with Merritt Hawkins, Jeff directs marketing and business development operations for the Southwest Region of the United States. Working from the Irving, TX company headquarters, he interfaces with a wide range of clients including state hospital associations, high profile health systems (profit and not-for-profit), academic medical centers, individual hospitals, single specialty groups, multi-specialty groups, PCA's, government facilities, surgery centers, and ancillary service providers.