Paul Hofmann, DrPH
Paul Hofmann, Dr. P.H., FACHE, President, Hofmann Healthcare Group, Moraga, has worked in the health care field for over 35 years. For the past 15 years, he has devoted a majority of his time to assisting hospitals and health systems with accelerating their performance improvement efforts and writing, speaking and consulting on ethical issues in health care. He also serves as an advisor to health care companies and as an expert witness.
In addition to various other appointments, he held positions as: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Alta Bates Corporation, a diversified nonprofit health care system in northern California; Executive Director of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; and Director of Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, California. Following his residency in hospital administration, he began his career at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Hofmann is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a past member of its Leadership Advisory Committee, and he coordinates the annual ethics conference for the College. He is co-editor of Managing Ethically: An Executive’s Guide, published in 2001 by Health Administration Press. A second edition, Managing Healthcare Ethically: An Executive’s Guide, was published in 2010. He is also co-editor of Management Mistakes in Healthcare: Identification, Correction and Prevention, published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Hofmann currently serves on the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize Committee, the Joint Commission’s International Standards Subcommittee, and the board of MedShare International. He is a Senior Fellow of the Health Research and Educational Trust and the board chairman of San Francisco-based Operation Access. In 2009, Dr. Hofmann received the American Hospital Association’s Award of Honor for his "central role in shaping the field’s understanding of health care ethics."
An author of over 150 publications, Dr. Hofmann has held faculty appointments at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, Seton Hall and the University of California. His Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Public Health degrees are from the University of California, Berkeley.
John Stein, Jr., MD
John Stein, Jr., MD is currently the Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Stein’s research focus is the use of Ultrasound by emergency physicians and together we have developed an Ultrasound certification program for physicians.
Dr. Stein’s consulting role with KDH ensures that KDH Systems’ solutions continue to meet and exceed the day to day requirements of collecting patient information from point of care to point of billing in the ER environment.
David Messerschmitt, PhD
David G. Messerschmitt, Ph.D. Roger Strauch Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley; Visiting Professor Helsinki University of Technology, Software Business Laboratory and Visiting Researcher SETI Institute; former Department Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences; Acting Dean and Interim Dean, School of Information Management and Systems.
Dr Messerschmitt’s current research is focused on the overlap between technology, economics, and business. Drawing upon the insights of economics and business practice, his research focuses on how computing and communications technology can be better positioned to make an impact.