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David Cutler, Ph.D

Senior Health Care Advisor, Obama Presidential Campaign; Member of Council of Economic Advisors and National Economic Council for President Clinton; Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University

Travels From:
Massachusetts
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000

Dr. David Cutler has developed an impressive record of exceptional achievement in both academia and the public sector. He was Senior Health Care Advisor to Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign and served on the Council of Economic Advisors and National Economic Council under President Clinton. Dr. Cutler now works closely with members of Congress, state governments, corporations and private interest groups to formulate strategies for health-care reform and has done pioneering research on the value of medical innovation and strategies to improve the return on our health care dollars.

Currently, Dr. Cutler is the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His focus is on value creation: taking a health care system that is haphazard in quality and too costly and centering it on the core mission of value enhancement. In his compelling presentations, Dr. Cutler discusses with audiences the opportunities and challenges of health care reform, how the political process approaches reform and the implications of current public policies for businesses and individuals.

Building on his phenomenal academic career and extensive experience in health care policy, Dr. David Cutler presents a feasible, sustainable plan for health care reform in the United States. Dr. Cutler focuses on value creation: taking a health care system that is haphazard in quality and too costly and focusing it on the core mission of value enhancement. Dr. Cutler shows how this can be achieved through several key changes: improving the information flow in health care; aligning compensation systems so they reward better care, not just more care; and stressing organizational structures that lead to improved performance. An architect of the Obama plan for health care, Dr. Cutler shows how public and private policies can further the value proposition in health care.


Many businesses are wary of health care reform. Yet it presents opportunities as well as challenges. Dr. David Cutler analyzes the opportunities and challenges that health reform will bring to business. He highlights areas of under-exploited value in health care, including chronic care management, administrative simplification, and care coordination. Dr. Cutler shows the public and private sector opportunities associated with each of these areas and how smart businesses can exploit them. He also highlights how the political process approaches reform, and the implications of current public policies for business.


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