Brian Klepper, PhD

Worksite Health Advisors

Brian Klepper, PhD, is Principal of Healthcare Performance, Inc., Principal of Worksite Health Advisors and a nationally prominent health care analyst and commentator. He is a former CEO of The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) , an association representing about 5,000 employers and unions and some 35 million people. He is also a former Principal of a worksite clinic/medical management firm, and speaks and writes extensively on high performance health care, clinics and the management of clinical and financial risk.

Dr. Klepper has been involved in several transformative health care efforts favoring patient and health care purchaser interests. In 2009, his testimony to an HHS panel resulted in the revocation of an industry group’s monopoly on Health Information Technology certification. In 2010-2013, he spearheaded the national effort, culminating in lawsuits against CMS and HHS, to expose the AMA’s RBRVS Update Committee’s role in distorting US health care‘s care patterns and cost . He is part of the small support team that, under the leadership of Dr. Devi Shetty, CEO of Narayana Health, is developing Global Medical University , an international effort that leverages innovation and technology to develop a high quality medical labor force for the third world, a project that would dramatically increase access to modern medical care. With Vidar Jorgensen, Chair of the World Health Care Congress, he is spearheading The Health Value Awards , a program to identify, validate, celebrate and promote true high performance health care programming.

He is a regular contributor to the health care trade press, is a reviewer for the journals Health Affairs, The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management and The American Journal of Managed Care , and is an advisor to several health care firms and foundations. A purchaser advocate, he has focused on the market and policy dynamics of the health care cost crisis, and readily available solutions to purchasers willing to approach the problem laterally. The George Washington University Masters in Health Administration Program ranked Brian’s writing, archived at Care & Cost , the top 2016 blog by a health care professional. Feedspot named it a 2017 top 100 health care blog.

My Sessions

Finding & training clinicians for the next health system

Presidential Ballroom

Brian Klepper, PhD Much of the next wave of health care innovation will come from entrepreneurs who have devised better approaches – with better health outcomes and/or lower cost than conventional approaches – and who are willing to put their fees at financial risk against the performance target they claim they can achieve. Often, rather […]

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