Jason H. Sussman, is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant to hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare providers. As a Managing Director of Kaufman Hall, Jason leads the firm's financial planning and capital allocation practices, and provides planning and financial advisory services for hospitals, healthcare systems, and physician groups.

Jason's areas of expertise include strategic financial planning, capital allocation, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. His talks provide best-practice planning and implementation guidance based on more than 30 years of experience with all types of healthcare organizations, including rural hospitals, community hospitals, academic medical centers, children's hospitals, and large regional and national health systems. He has presented programs at national and regional seminars sponsored by the American Hospital Association, the HFMA and its chapters, ACHE, numerous state hospital associations, and the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.

Jason is the author of The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Allocating Capital, which was published in 2007 by Health Administration Press, the publishing arm of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In addition, he has authored articles for various industry periodicals, including hfm magazine, Strategic Financial Planning, and others, and was a contributing author to Best Practice Financial Management: Six Key Concepts for Healthcare Leaders, Third Edition and The Financially Competitive Healthcare Organization. Jason received a Helen Yerger/L.Van Seawell Best Article Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) for "Ensuring Affordability of Your Hospital's Strategies." He co-authored this article, which appeared in the May 2009 issue of hfm magazine.

Jason received an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting with a specialization in Healthcare Management from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University. He holds a CPA certificate in Illinois, is a member of the First Illinois chapter of HFMA, and is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE).

Speaker Topics

  • Capital and Financial Planning
  • Future of Health Care
  • Health Care Reform
  • Performance Improvement

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator