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The Future of Healthcare – The Future of Hospice and Palliative Care

Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP

Dr. Reed Tuckson, one of America’s top physician executives, keeps a pulse on the US healthcare system, its trends, advances and challenges. He understands the impact of current changes and challenges within the US healthcare system: adapting to new legislation, integrating advances in technology and adjusting to trends in “patient-centered care.” In addition, today’s healthcare providers are encouraged and challenged to work within their communities to form partnerships and collaborations to deliver more efficient, higher quality care and to realize improved outcomes; to focus more on care coordination and the continuum of care.

Where does hospice and palliative care “fit” within this new and competitive healthcare marketplace?  Dr. Tuckson will gaze into the “crystal ball” of healthcare in the US and provide insights to help us prepare for the future and capitalize on the unique perspectives and skills of hospice and palliative care professionals. He will provide tangible examples of ways the end-of-life community can influence and participate in the evolving healthcare policy dialogue today and in the future. He will identify ways hospice and palliative care providers can expand the work in their communities through collaborations with other healthcare providers to deliver better healthcare, improve the health of family caregivers and provide high value services that reduce the overall costs to our beleaguered healthcare system. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the future of healthcare, identifying trends, advances and challenges
  • Suggest opportunities for the hospice and palliative care field to increase its value to the US healthcare system
  • Identify ways hospice and palliative care providers can collaborate with other healthcare providers to provide high value, low cost end-of-life care services

Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP

Dr. Reed Tuckson is the Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a health and medical care consulting business that brings people and ideas together to promote optimal health outcomes and value through innovation and integration across the fields of prevention; public health; consumer activation; quality care delivery; the translation of science and technology into value producing interventions; and optimization of big data and analytics.

Previously, Dr. Tuckson enjoyed a long tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 20 health and wellbeing company.  A recognized leader in his field, he is proud to have been recognized several times by Modern Healthcare Magazine within its listing of the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives” in healthcare and by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the “Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.” Dr. Tuckson is the author of The Doctor in the Mirror, an ongoing book and online senior patient activation and education project. Additionally, he serves on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health, is an active member of the Institute of Medicine, a Board Member of a number of healthcare-related entities and a Trustee of the Board at Howard University.

He is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar studying at the Wharton School of Business.