The Trillion Dollar Question or Finding Your Way Through the Clouds of Health Care Reform

Consulting Roundtable

July 22, 2010: 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

It’s the trillion dollar question: What should health care look like in the USA and how do we get there? What are the ongoing issues, challenges, and what is likely to change in the Health Care Industry with pending legislation and emerging medical technologies? What do health care companies, hospitals, and doctors need these days and how can consultants help? There are many opinions, many national models to learn from, heated debates on concepts of access and how to maintain economic and technological competitiveness, not to mention day to day operational and strategic issues. Come hear a panel of industry experts explain new emerging opportunities, ongoing issues and “panic projects” in an age of reform. The presenters will cover a broad spectrum of industry topics including operations, marketing and technology issues.


Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 100
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

If you are a consultant working in this area, this panel will be invaluable to you for understanding some of your clients’ issues, how and why they hire consultants and what they really need now and going forward. If you work in this industry, you’ll hear about the issues your peers, competitors and wider professional network face and how they are thinking about and addressing them. The panelists will give a general overview of their area of the industry, the strategic and operational issues they face, how they or their clients are responding to health care reform and advances in health care technology and management, then we will open it up for a broader Q&A. If you have a question you would like our panel to address, please send it to by Mon July 19.


No Charge


Register Online
Registration is helpful for our planning, but all interested professionals are welcome to attend.

Deadline: 7/23/2010


5:45 PM-6:30 PM: Registration, Networking, Cash bar

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Panel Presentation and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Jack Ahern (Panelist)
Booth Alum and President, Ahern Consulting “Financial Advisors to the Health Care Industry”

Jay Anderson (Panelist)

Vice President of Quality and Operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Booth alum

Elyse Forkosh Cutler (Panelist)

Vice President of Strategic Planning at Advocate Health Care and Booth alum

Anthony Malcoun (Panelist)

Vice President at Sg2 Consulting, “Expert-Led, Future-Focused Systems for Health Care Growth and Clinical Performance” and Kellogg alum.

Jim Pizzo (Panelist)

Executive Vice President at Kaufman Hall, a recognized leader in strategic and financial management consulting in the healthcare industry and Booth alum.


Rachel Patterson 


Other Information

NOTE ON PARKING: The Booth Alumni Office has arranged with the AMC Theater-River East Self parking Garage to provide discounted parking. The discount will be available weekday evenings and on weekends for our alumni while attending Booth events at the Gleacher Center. 300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 after 3:00pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period Garage: Self Park Facility Get parking ticket validated at Gleacher security desk.