Thomas Royer

Founding CEO and Past President of CHRISTUS Health, Healthcare Consultant

Dr. Thomas Royer has more than 45 years of healthcare experience as a clinician, clinical leader, physician leader, physician executive, and ultimately health system CEO. He is presently one of three partners and CEO of Royer-Maddox-Herron Advisors, a health care consulting firm providing multiplicity of services for healthcare providers as well as organizations tied to the healthcare industry, including employers. 

Following surgical residency and two years serving with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Royer held various leadership roles with Geisinger Health System, including Sr. Vice President and Medical Director. After serving as CEO and President of the Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation, Dr. Royer joined Henry Ford Health System as SVO for Medical Affairs and CEO of the Henry for Medical Group. For more than thirteen years, Dr. Royer led CHRISUS Health as its founding CEO. Today, Dr. Royer applies his career experience and expertise as founding partner and CEO of Royer-Maddox-Heron advisors, an advisory services firm providing management and operational consulting to leading healthcare organizations.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    CEO's, Healthcare

  • Travels From:

    Texas

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    $5,000 - $7,500

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Dr. Thomas Royer Healthcare Speaker

Dr. Thomas Royer has more than 45 years of healthcare experience as a clinician, clinical leader, physician leader, physician executive, and ultimately health system CEO. He is presently one of three partners and CEO of Royer-Maddox-Herron Advisors, a health care consulting firm providing multiplicity of services for healthcare providers as well as organizations tied to the healthcare industry, including employers. 

Following surgical residency and two years serving with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Royer held various leadership roles with Geisinger Health System, including Sr. Vice President and Medical Director. After serving as CEO and President of the Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation, Dr. Royer joined Henry Ford Health System as SVO for Medical Affairs and CEO of the Henry for Medical Group. For more than thirteen years, Dr. Royer led CHRISUS Health as its founding CEO. Today, Dr. Royer applies his career experience and expertise as founding partner and CEO of Royer-Maddox-Heron advisors, an advisory services firm providing management and operational consulting to leading healthcare organizations.

To book Thomas Royer call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

Successful Transformation Strategies for the New Health Care Environment

  1. Drivers of Change
  2. A Snapshot of the Future
  3. Reviewing the three major transformational strategies and tactics

The New Healthcare Environment: Implications for a Single Speciality Practice

  1. What is unique
  2. Who do they collaborate with

The Group’s Brand – Is it Strong Enough?

  1. The Culture internally is the Brand externally
  2. Why is it critical Today
  3. What are potential components of the Brand               

The three Critical Individual Attributes for Physician and Administrative Leadership Success

  1. Competent
  2. Committed
  3. Aligned

A Framework for Successful Governance

  1. Golden Rule of Governance
  2. Roles and responsibilities of Board members
  3. The Sins of poor governance

Competencies and Processes required for Successful Leadership/Management Outcomes

Physicians’ Partnership, Integration, and Alignment

  1. Why is it so critical
  2. Why is it so hard to achieve
  3. Key strategies to achieve
  4. Putting Physicians on the offensive

The Importance of a Strong Culture for Organizational Success

  1. The components of a strong culture
  2. Strategies to achieve
  3. Ways to sustain

Strategies to Address a Financial Crisis

Potential Partnerships: The What, the Why, and the How

Acting Like a System – Is it Important

  1. Tools
  2. Models
  3. Operational Principles/Rules of Engagement      

Aligned Incentives: Critical in all Contractural Arrangements

Equity or Employment Models: Is One Better than the Other?

The Importance of Effective Teaming for Group and Organizational Success

  1. 14 Attributes of Successful Teams
  2. A 5 Hour Workshop is available to access the team’s strengths and develop strategies to improve the weak areas
  3. Why are teams so critical today for healthcare success

Physician and Staff Engagement – A Strategic Imperative

  1. The difference between engagement and satisfaction
  2. Tools to enhance the engagement of the physicians and staff

The Hospital of the Future

  1. Where have all the volumes gone
  2. What services lines will be left
  3. What will our patients look like 
  4. Is segmented care again a possibility

Physician Leadership

  1. What are the required competencies
  2. How do physicians acquire the necessary competencies
  3. Is it worth being a healthcare leader

The Toxic Side Effects of Change

  1. Organizationally
  2. Technologically

The Critical Importance of Primary care

  1. Care Management
  2. Population health
  3. Physician Extenders
  4. Connecting the Dots between Emergency Department, Urgent Care, Convenient Clinics, Retail Clinics, and Primary Care

The Importance of the Human Touch

  1. What is it?
  2. How is it learned
  3. Tool to prevent overuse and misuse of treatments
  4. Why more is not necessarily better

The Major Driver of Healthcare Change: The Value Equation

  1. What is it
  2. How is it forcing change in healthcare delivery
  3. What are its metrics of success

The Three “I’s” of Decision Making

  1. Informed
  2. Intentional
  3. Implement

The Evolution of Managed Care
The Future of Telemedicine
Aligned Incentives: Critical in all contractual arrangements
Are the Negative Causes for the Reduced In-Patients Hospital Volumes Really Positive?

  1. The reality of the decline in in-patient volumes will be reviewed
  2. The 12 Causes for this decline will be presented
  3. The positivity of 11 of these causes will be highlighted, leading to a better healthcare delivery system in the US, supporting the Value Equation
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