As the senior vice president and chief innovation officer of Alegent Health, Ted Schwab oversaw the process of new idea development and the infrastructure for creative thinking. He lead Alegent Health's efforts in Consumer Directed Health Care, the Alegent Innovation Institute, physician collaboration and the pioneering of next generation health care. Included in his duties were business development, strategic planning, key clinical service lines and human resources.
He helped to found the Innovation Learning Network, a collaborative of ten of the country's leading health care systems. He is an advisor to the Institute for the Future. And he is a member of the Innovation Council, a multi-industry think tank.
Schwab brings more than 20 years of management, consulting and development experience to his practice.
Prior to joining Alegent Health, he was a senior partner with Sokolov, Sokolov & Burgess, a national consulting firm. As a leading expert on strategic growth, Schwab worked extensively with health systems, physician groups, health plans and information companies to transform their businesses. He has spoken at length about the evolution of consumer directed health care and has coached executives from some of the leading health care companies in the United States.
Ted ran the team that developed and executed an exceptional and successful Decision Accelerator process for the Bemis Center in 2007. This planning process not only stimulated the thinking about the Bemis among its Board and Staff but also provided a platform of community involvement and exposure to key stakeholders.
As he embarks on the next stage of his career, Ted is anxious to bring his talent for innovation, creative thinking, leadership and strategic growth to the non-profit arts sector in Omaha. His involvement with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts over the past several years as a Board member, planning organizer and major funder of Bemis programming.
Schwab graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, and received his MBA from UCLA. In addition, he was named a National Coro Foundation Fellow in Public Policy.