David Kaplan has over 15 years of healthcare experience. His expertise centers around faculty practice management and operations, revenue cycle, and strategic service and quality re-engineering. David has a proven track record of obtaining successful results throughout his career. Currently, he is the Administrator for Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Surgery, where he has helped to increase the overall revenue of the department by 43%, recruited over 23 new faculty members, and has implemented an innovative faculty practice operational model. In addition, he led a $5M initiative to construct and open a Department and Faculty Practice owned Ambulatory Surgery Center. David has also served as Vice President of Hospital Operations at Stony Brook University Medical Center where he was responsible for eight different departments with a combined operating budget of $106M. David increased the combined profit of these departments by over 58% within two years. He also was responsible for a $150M capital improvement project for the Emergency Department. Prior to Stony Brook, David spent time as the Administrator for Cardiology at NYU Medical Center, with an $85M operating budget. In this role he improved the overall revenue cycle performance by 21%, and led a project to build a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary cardiovascular wing to better serve the patients. Before joining NYU, David spent nearly four years as an Associate Consultant for CSC Healthcare Group (formerly APM) where he worked with major Academic Medical Centers nationally on projects related to faculty practice re-design, physician compensation, revenue cycle re-design, cost containment efforts, and governance. David also spent four years as an Administrator within the New York Presbyterian Network. Where he was an Administrator of Pediatric GI, an Ambulatory Practice Administrator, and spent time as a strategic consultant for the Network’s Management Service Organization (MSO).
David is a nationally recognized speaker regarding faculty practice operations, revenue cycle, and physician compensation. He has written several published case studies, and is also a member of the Association for Academic Surgical Administrators.
Mr. Kaplan earned a Masters of Public Administration, with a concentration in Health Policy and Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. He also received a BA in Political Science from Syracuse University.
The Realities of Managing Complex Health Systems course is designed to provide students with an up close perspective of how large health systems operate. Using real life case studies, expert insight, and relevant reading materials the course will outline the problems, issues, and possible solutions for essential areas of management, operations, and finance such as:
• Health System Finance and Revenue Cycle
• Managed Care in a Complex Health System
• Strategic Planning, and Building a Physician Network
• Physician Recruitment & Compensation
• Measuring Physician Productivity
• Faculty Practice Operating Models and Governance Structures
• Faculty and the Academic/Teaching Mission
• Research in an Academic Medical Center
• Human Resources & Labor Relations
• Managing Physician Relationships
• Risk and Quality Management
• Population Health
• Patient Experience
Through interactive class discussion, evidence based research, and access to industry leaders with content expertise, each student will develop a detailed understanding of the realities of managing complex health systems. Given the continued consolidation and evolution of the national healthcare landscape, the need for such a course has never been greater. While these changes in the healthcare sector have grown, so to have the career opportunities, this critical course offering will provide the students at Wagner a competitive edge in the job market. In addition, this course will provide students tremendous networking opportunities by introducing them to various senior health system leaders from across the tri-state region.