Ronald N. Riner, MD is President and CEO of a nationally focused healthcare management consulting firm which has been in existence since 1980. He consults with hospitals, health systems and medical groups throughout the United States. He is a board certified cardiovascular specialist with business training who has served as a member of the senior management teams of some of the largest not-for-profit and investor-owned health systems in the U.S. In addition to his operational expertise, he works closely with boards and senior management teams relevant to governance and clinical integration strategies. He is a graduate of Princeton University and attended Cornell University Medical College. He received his internship and residency training in New York Hospital/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and specialty training in cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic. He has also received formal business education through Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Kellogg School of Business in Chicago and Harvard University in Boston. He is a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study and International Business Development at Washington University and a former graduate Medical Education Program Director.

Areas of special interest include:
• Clinical due diligence in healthcare mergers and acquisitions
• Evolving governance structures in clinically integrated delivery systems
• Management and governance structures of hospital-acquired medical practices
• Physician-hospital alignment strategies
• New business motifs with particular attention to serviceline development
• Formation and negotiation of strategic alliances for healthcare practices and hospitals/health systems
• Strategic planning for health care delivery organizations, clinical practices and healthcare related businesses [information technology companies, group purchasing organizations, etc.]
• Group practice formation and enhancement of medical practice models
• Benchmarking of outcomes and operational performance characteristics for hospitals and clinical practices in transactional and value-based environments
• Educational and advisory forums for boards and select groups of business executive, scientific and clinical leadership on trends impacting healthcare delivery

Speaker Topics

  • Delivering Value through Delivery System Innovation
  • Future of Health Care
  • Governance
  • Hospital/Physician Relations and Clinical Integration
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Medical Staff Development
  • Mergers, Affiliations, Partnerships and Networks
  • Performance Improvement
  • Strategic Planning

Speaker Type

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