Jay Bhatt’s knowledge of population health, health and the health care field is expansive, pulling from his experience in health policy and quality improvement to population health and data analytics… coupled with his personal experience as a practicing internal medicine physician.

Experienced as a keynote speaker sharing insights from the field, he is equally adept at facilitating small group sessions with hospital and physician leaders, leadership workshops and narrative and social media training.

Jay serves as chief medical officer of the American Hospital Association and president of the Health Research & Educational Trust. As such, he is in a unique position to speak to the quality improvement efforts being undertaken at hospitals across the country, interventions and evidence-based strategies to improve care for patients.  Jay is overseeing a national effort to improve equity of care and eliminate disparities and can offer tangible examples of how disparities and social determinants of health are negatively impacting individuals’ potential for good health.

Previously as the first chief health officer at the Illinois Health & Hospital Association, Jay led large improvement projects, launched several improvement collaboratives, and designed and advanced a statewide high-reliability initiative. In a prior role as managing deputy commissioner and chief innovation officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health, he led the implementation of Healthy Chicago - the city's public health agenda including innovations in cross-sector partnerships that were nationally recognized, award winning predictive analytics, cutting edge epidemiology and informatics.

Featured Presentations

Become a High Quality, Highly-Reliable Organization
As the health care system transforms to a system driven by… and rewarded for… value, it is critical to link your mission of providing high quality care to the interventions and activities taking place within your organization.

The Intersection of Traditional Health Care, Population Health and Public Health
Never before has the coordination of these three been so important. To truly improve the health of people and communities, coordination, partnership and next generation thinking must be employed.

Prescription for Resilience
Resiliency is key to success for health care leaders. Leadership can be difficult and it can be easy to knock down. So the ability or fortitude to learn from, to draw lessons from and to find something positive in each experience is what makes someone a good leader.

Leadership Development

The complex and evolving healthcare delivery landscape requires bold and diverse leadership among healthcare professionals. Dr. Bhatt has delivered presentations and workshops to C-suite members to front line care teams in leadership skills for the future, including courageous conversations, public narrative, adaptive leadership, negotiations, effective communication, building teams, designing strategy, delivering on big data and innovation.

Read Jay's recent article on "Seven Foundational Principles of Population Health Policy."

Speaker Topics

  • Diversity and Equity of Care
  • Information Technology and Data Analytics
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Patient Advocacy and Engagement
  • Performance Improvement
  • Physician Leadership
  • Population Health
  • Quality and Patient Safety

Speaker Type

  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter