Neal C. Hogan, PhD is a nationally recognized health care industry thought leader and strategist; working exclusively with executive teams and boards to develop new organizational relationships, physician networks, and innovative business opportunities.  Partnering with over 500 health systems in the last 25 years, Neal has worked with a broad range of the nation’s industry leaders, serving as a trusted advisor to the nation’s largest Catholic health system, three of US News and World Reports Top 10 Academic Medical Centers, and several of the country’s top provider sponsored health plans.  Neal has worked on healthcare issues with organizations ranging from IBM to the US Navy.

In addition, Neal is sought after as a speaker and facilitator for board retreats, executive education and national meetings. Neal has consulted with leading healthcare organizations as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor for BDC Advisors, as well as a Principal and Managing Director of the Advisory Board Company. 

He has a PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University where he also taught courses in the history and sociology of medicine. Neal has presented at hundreds of organizations including The Advisory Board, VHA, American Hospital Association, Cambridge University, Stanford University, Harvard University, Leadership Institute, Mayo Clinic, and Kaiser. You can read Neal’s latest thoughts about health care at and follow him on Twitter @nealchoganphd.

Featured Presentations

Embracing Innovations in Health Care  - Across the last year Neal Hogan has been working with leading health systems, and interviewing dozens of other organizations, to develop a best in class approach for systems to  embrace innovations.  Health systems are naturally conservative, and not naturally “innovators” or often even “early adopters.” But a few systems are showing the way forward. Providence Health and Services and Sentara have developed an approach that will make investments in innovative companies an important new line of business, and revenue stream.  Mayo Clinic has developed a tiered approach to investing in their own clinical innovations, as well as an entire program around innovation development. Trinity Health in Western Michigan, is retooling its entire workforce to be “innovators” on the ground.  This presentation aims to be a “state of the union” in health care, with a focus on innovators.

Meeting the Needs of the New Healthcare Consumer – The rapid growth of high deductible health plans is completely changing how individuals think about health care: turning them from patients, into customers.  Armed with new tools, customers are able to evaluate care options – outpatient surgery, imaging, clinic visits – based on price and performance.  At the same time, health systems are increasingly reliant on this “outpatient” revenue. In this talk, Neal Hogan reviews his research on how these patients challenge systems, and how leading systems are learning from other industries in how to attract and retain these valuable customers, and ensure that they capture their required deductible through new tools.

Speaker Topics

  • Consumerism and Retail Health Care
  • Delivering Value through Delivery System Innovation
  • Future of Health Care
  • Governance
  • Health Care Reform
  • Hospital/Physician Relations and Clinical Integration
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Mergers, Affiliations, Partnerships and Networks
  • Population Health
  • Service Excellence
  • Strategic Planning

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator
  • Webinar Presenter