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Discusses the analytical basis for developing a Population Health based solution to moderating healthcare costs and optimizing outcomes for a given population or sub-population.


Steven M. Lazarus

Steven M. Lazarus is the founder of Population Health Analytics, enabling healthcare providers and employers the tools for understanding their utilization, and interventions to reduce and moderate those costs. His experience in Value Based Healthcare, Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Transformation, Benefits, Operations, and IT along with his deep management experience as a former CEO and CFO, can give a meaningful view to solving the steep increase in healthcare costs. Steve’s background in healthcare, as well as his experience in analytical methods, combine to provide efficiencies in the delivery of healthcare to private, public, and not-for-profit organizations.

Steve is the CEO of Population Health Analytics, was the CFO for a publicly traded provider of health solutions for chronically ill patients, CEO of a healthcare consultancy, and was Senior Manager, Healthcare Providers, at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, working with Physician Practices, FQHCs, LTACHs, Tertiary Care Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and other providers. Steve provided advice on building Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), valuations, mergers, fair value opinions, private placements, and financial planning and analysis.

Steve was with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest not-for-profit home healthcare provider in the country.
Steve was selected, in March 2008, as an inaugural member of the Research Advisory Board of the National Association of Homecare and Hospice, which will give direction to academic research and data collection for the Home Healthcare and Hospice space.

Steve was with a healthcare consultancy focusing on process improvement and healthcare finance, and he was CFO of a $100 million Federally Qualified Health Center system.
Steve has published in Healthcare Informatics magazine (September 2006) on management of healthcare informatics, and has written industry research on the pharmaceutical sector, and accomplished a $2 million business process re-engineering for a $1 billion urban academic medical center.

Steve has spent a part of his career in financial services: at Standard & Poor’s Information Services, and at Spencer Trask working with debt, equities, and alternative asset classes, and at Citibank Latin America Investment Bank.

Steve earned his MPH at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (as a UJA/Rose Biller Scholar and Columbia Scholar) with a concentration in Health Services Management. He earned his MBA from Seton Hall University (as a Graduate Research Scholar), and his bachelor’s degree from Emory University. Additionally, Steve is an alumnus of the Colorado Outward Bound School.

Steve testified at the New York City Board of Health hearing on diabetes surveillance New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Commission on Diabetes, and at academic medical centers nationwide.


1.0 – Clinical Data Managemet

Date Published

April 27, 2018