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Episode 15 – Dr. Josh Luke ‘EX-Acutes’ On Healthcare’s Future


Veteran hospital CEO Dr. Josh Luke is Compliagent’s Chief Strategy Officer; a healthcare futurist; and a national thought-leader and international speaker on care coordination, population health management, readmission prevention and the health system of the future. He is regarded as a “futurist” on the Affordable Care Act and how it will shape the continuum of care and has been described as an innovator, forward-thinking and a strategist on teaching ACO’s, BPCI’s, acute hospitals and post-acute leaders how to position themselves for revenue growth in a post-ACA model.

He serves as Executive Faculty at the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy. He also served as Interim CEO for Memorial Hospital of Gardena and prior to that as Interim Regional Administrator for SNF Management. Having uniquely held executive positions in both acute and post-acute settings, Dr. Luke was selected to author the book Readmission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum published by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

In 2013, Luke was named Vice President of Post Acute Services for Torrance Memorial Health System. In that role he designed a population management strategy (Total Wellness Torrance), working with the ACO, Bundled Payment & IPA teams. TWT and its Post Acute Network received the 2013 Excellence in Programming award from CAHF.

He is a sought-after global speaker and healthcare futurist; and a best-selling author. In 2016, he wrote an incredible expose on the insider’s perspective with American senior care called EX-ACUTE.

In this engaging epsiode, Dr. Steve and Josh discuss:

  • An life-changing private plane ride with baseball superstar Mark McGwire
  • His fast-tracked ‘plunge’ into the world of healthcare and leadership
  • A grandson’s special pledge
  • How Millenials fit into the future of the healthcare system



 I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Steve Ambrose on a podcast that covered a range of topics in healthcare information technology. The podcast logistics – communications, interview questions, scheduling and production – were every well managed.
A great experience that I would do again in an instance.

Dr. John Glaser
SVP, Population Health at CERNER

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