Every major player in your health system gets a direct line to the industry’s most-needed insights and
the support to take action. Learn about our research platform.
A strategic focus on talent is critical to success. Learn how we can help you make the right investments.
Attract and retain the patients you aspire to serve by offering the care network, access, and experience they need. See a list of our capabilities below or visit Optum's website for more information about our comprehensive approach to health care operations.
Improve quality and outcomes and lower costs by eliminating unwarranted deviation from the best standard of care. See a list of our capabilities below or visit Optum's website for more information about our comprehensive approach to data and analytics.
Sustain the financial stability to serve your community by making sure you’re paid efficiently for services rendered. See a list of our capabilities below or visit Optum's website for more information about our comprehensive approach to revenue cycle management.
Make sure every level of your organization understands best practice performance and has the tools
and support to get there. Learn about our research platform.
Pinpoint your opportunities and hardwire best practices to accelerate progress. Learn about our technology.
Partner with seasoned experts providing strategic, customized support. Learn about our consulting services.
As one of the firm's preeminent thought leaders in the area of health system economics and strategy, Bradford heads the faculty at the annual series of chief executive officer meetings. He is also the keynote speaker at the annual series of meetings for the firm’s flagship program, the Health Care Advisory Board. Bradford is one of the best known and most requested public speakers in the health care industry. He is a health care economist by training with a wide range of expertise in the provider industry. He has been a participant in every major Advisory Board research initiative since 1992, leaving him conversant in the history and current status of all the significant reform initiatives: coverage expansion, vertical integration and physician partnership models, managed care and payer contracting, horizontal integration and system economics of scale, and quality-based payment.
Bradford received his master's degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University and his bachelor's degree from Kenyon College. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a management consultant for both the Hay Group and Ernst & Young.
Nurse managers’ success is critical to driving both unit performance and meeting strategic goals. More
Learn how one hospital reduced unnecessary ED visits and hospital admissions by partnering with a vendor to deploy nurse practitioners to deliver urgent care in patients' homes. More