Healthcare Expertise 2017-05-19T08:13:59+00:00

CEO. Caregiver. Executive Evangelist.

Dr. Josh Luke is well known for using personal stories to engage audiences and teach businesses and individuals how to prepare for forthcoming changes in the American health care system. His expertise includes sharing how to make health care more affordable for your family and employees, as well as how to get access to the best doctors and specialists who are often difficult to access. After ten years as a hospital CEO, Luke was out of a job, had no health insurance for his family, and his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. He now finds solace in sharing his experiences as a caretaker for his mom; and being without health insurance for his family has given him a deeply emotional understanding of the other side of care delivery.

He shares the well-kept secrets of the industry with the mainstream to ensure that individuals are fully informed to protect and ensure the health of family members and employees. Luke shares his faith and how it impacted his journey, and his presentations are always entertaining, humorous, and leave the audience feeling great and informed. Luke, who started his career in sports marketing representing some of the most famous athletes in the world, shares some of these memories as they help shape the leader he became as a hospital CEO at age 32.

Dr. Josh Luke at the 2017 CMSA conference

WHAT QUALIFIES DR. LUKE as a top-national thought-leader and healthcare futurist?

Dr. Josh Luke helps health systems work better and smarter to achieve healthier outcomes. As a hospital CEO for many years and a nursing home administrator prior to that, Dr. Luke experienced directly the impact of effective population management strategies. He founded the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative to support healthcare facilities in planning and implementing revenue-driven programs in the post-acute, healthy lifestyle and wellness sectors.

Effective Population Management =
New Revenue Streams for Health Systems

An innovative thought leader in coordinated care and readmission prevention, Dr. Luke encourages open sharing of best practices to help raise the bar for healthcare institutions everywhere. To this end, he serves as a professional speaker on a wide range of health and wellness topics through his ongoing series of speaking engagements.

Dr. Luke’s book, Re-admission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum, received the honor of being the American College of Healthcare Executives best-selling management series title of the year. He has also worked with a number of healthcare facilities, education groups, spiritual groups and advisory boards.

Dr. Josh Luke presenting as the keynote speaker to 2,000 attendees at the Case Management Society of America annual meeting.

Dr. Luke pioneers transformational change in care delivery focused on patient preferences, safety, and financial exposure to the provider.

Discharge Planners Home-first Mentality by Dr. Josh Luke
The Discharge with Dignity guide was developed by Dr. Josh Luke to be used as a tool for hospital case managers, discharge planners and social workers in planning for post acute care for patients. The guide’s goals are two-fold: 1) To encourage doctors and hospitals to consider sending a patient home with resources, to age, heal and recover at home as opposed to in an institution if home is a possibility, and 2) The guide utilizes multiple colors to illustrate and represent the financial penalties for hospitals and doctors if patients are consistently discharged from the hospital to post acute institutions such as acute rehab, long term acute care or skilled nursing. Hospitals around the country have implemented this guide for daily use as it presents a dramatic shift from the mindset of discharge planners during the fee for service era.

When I was in search of an outstanding speaker on Population Management for our Healthcare Round Table, I asked the Regional Administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for his recommendation. And he said, “Call Josh Luke. He’s the best speaker out there teaching health systems how to prepare for the changes ahead.
Mimi Grant, President, Adaptive Business Leaders
Josh’s presentation gives every hospital CEO reason to pause and consider if there are opportunities to generate revenue in the post acute space in their own market. I am intrigued with Josh’s presentation related to revenue stream generation.
S. Sean Fowler, President & Chief Executive Officer, Marina Del Rey Hospital
There is a hunger for proven strategies that generate new revenue streams for hospitals and Dr. Luke filled that void as he was the most well-received speaker we have ever had on that topic. While many hospitals and health systems are being pressured to launch expensive post acute and transitional care services, Dr. Luke appears to be the one person out there sharing proven Best Practices in creating new programs that generate revenue for the hospital in this non-traditional post acute and transitional care space.
Jessica Holder, Senior Summit Producer and Healthcare Sector Manager, Marcus Evans Ltd.
Dear Josh, thanks for what you presented at the NTOCC summit yesterday. You were clearly the star of the summit. I share that not because it’s nice for you to hear, but because I think it really impacted and energized people to continue to fight-the-fight. I tried to introduce myself a couple of times during the day but you were too popular. Thanks again! Best!
Ken Accardi, Founder, Ankota LLC
Thank you Josh, it was a pleasure to meet you and your team. The National Readmission Summit in Las Vegas was outstanding, probably the best one I have been to in Las Vegas.
Ellen Aliberti, HealthCare Partners Nevada
Dr. Luke, is a crusader nationally to solve the monumental task of coordinating care that lies ahead of us. Dr. Luke has an engaging presentation style; he is not afraid to call out the elephant in the room, pushing people to face that which is less than comfortable. His presentation was informational, inspiring, challenging and empowering to those present who wish to make a difference.
Susan L Cordts, President/CEO, Catalytic Health Partners
Dr. Josh Luke articulates a clear plan with specific goals and objectives that deals with how acute care hospitals can now create new and profitable post-acute service lines that will significantly increase revenue for their facilities. Dr. Luke supports his candid discussion with a presentation of major case studies and evidence-backed data that justifies each of his major points. All healthcare executives must see Dr. Luke’s presentation to fully understand where the future of health care is moving.
R. Michael Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, College Hospital Long Beach
Thanks, Josh. You did a great job pulling this together. All the presentations that I was able to see were great. Your presentation was especially right on and very dynamic. Thanks for having me on the panel.
Eileen M. Haley, MSN, RN, CNS, Manager
Wow! Dr. Luke’s presentation was not only one of the most informative presentations I have ever seen on the health system of the future, but entertaining as well. He utilizes stories to illustrate and help visualize the real-life experiences that foreshadow what to expect in the future.
Jerry Driscoll, MSN, CRNP, GNP-BC, Nurse Practicioner House Calls since 2000, Primary HomeCare
Josh Luke is the Tony Robbins of health care! His presentation was equally inspiring, educational and informative. If you want a peak into what the health system of the future looks like and how to position your organization, his presentation is a must see!
Sadaf Salout, Healthcare Executive
This action oriented guide emanates not from the ivory tower but rather from the practical lessons that can only be gleaned from the front lines.
Dr. Eric Coleman, Founder, Care Transitions Intervention