Thomas Loker Businessman, Author, Photographer

I am who I am?
our core values come from what we experience in our entire life. we become the sum of our experience!
Benefits do I bring?
It's the stuff you don't know that hurts you,
My teams, and I, can get you those answers.

Experience Counts

Diversified Background yields strong operational experience

TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH CARE
GENERAL BUSINESS

Tom has spent his career challenging himself across various disciplines, occupations, sectors and industries.  Few have the breadth and depth of experience in so many areas. Healthcare, Technology, Retail, Franchising and General Business.

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February.25, 2014

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New WhitePaper Available 2/25/2014

We have evolved a belief that we have a system for the delivery of healthcare but, it’s not a system at all. It is a collection of self-predatory practices and methods that promulgate massive increases in costs, erosion of effective checks and balances and exponential unintended consequences.

Only by actually developing a system that addresses our mythical beliefs, puts reasonable systemic checks and balances on our wants and desires and reallocates the delivery and cost of care can we hope to achieve what we seek.

A system to make available affordable effective care for all, an efficient and cost effective safety net and significant reductions in the cost of care to individuals, and to America, can be created. This paper outlines what we need to do to realize such a solution.

Click here to view a draft of the whitepaper outlining a pragmatic and effective solution to address the fundamental problems that have plagued our health system and are the reason that no prior "fixes" have actually worked.

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February.25, 2014

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Tom to be panelist at ACG San Francisco 12/10/2013

The Accountable Care Act "Obamacare" in combination with the HITECH Act is shifting the dynamic of the status-quo market place in healthcare delivery and payment structure. Much of the projected cost savings associated with the ACA and HITECH is hinged on the ability for the industry to create interoperability and secure exchange of Patient Health Information (PHI). This shifting healthcare ecosystem will create opportunities for middle market companies as the industry adjusts and works to maintain sustainability. Technology, finance and professional services will be required to endure this shift as healthcare is facing mandated projects with a diminished resource pool. Our panel of experts will bring a variety of perspectives to this emerging market and offer the audience an insight to the opportunities arising from this historic shift in the healthcare industry.
 
EVENT DETAILS:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 
7:30am - 9:00am | The City Club 
The Library/Grand Salon Suites - 9th Floor
155 Sansome Street - San Francisco
NOTE: The City Club no longer provides validated
parking at One Bush Garage
(The closest discount garage is St. Mary's Garage on Kearny Street)

EVENT REGISTRATION:
ACG Members & Member Guests: $35
Non-Members: $55
RSVP by 12:00pm, Monday, December 9th     
Onsite walk-ins: $10 additional
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December 10, 2013

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Tom to Speak at Venture-med 8/5/13

It is clear now that washington DC is in a state of panic because the ACA has pushed our systems to the brink. tom will speak about the latest information from washington and what investors should know to find the most attractive investments in the near term. Click here to find out more.

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September.20, 2012
Richmond Rotary Club
Do you know an organization or group interested in the topic of healthcare reform, its history, or what we can do to fi it? Perhaps you should recomend that they invite Tom to Speak! Tom speaks on healthcare reform, tech trends and patient centered care, and ohter topics. click the link to ccontact us for more information.

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Audios & Videos

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Click here and you can watch Tom's appearance on HuffPostLive with Alyona Minkoviski speaking on the rise of super resistant microbes.

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The Joe Show on KGMI Talk 790

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Joe talks health care history and reform with Thomas Loker, author of "The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America." . (radio)

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WCLO brings you the breaking news as the Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. What does this mean for Americans? Author Tom Loker probes these concepts and other possibilities for sustainable healthcare in his latest book, The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America. (radio)

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I-Universe interview with author Tom Loker on his new book, the History and Evolution of Healthcare in America. (podcast)

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WE Movement Launch-Orange County, CA. (video)

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Medicine

Social Forum: The Pharmaceutical Industry - Round Two With Bruce Hurwitz
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The Nurses Station - A Podcast
(audio)

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Tom in the news

Tom's latest article spurs controversy

October 16, 2014

Why the Middle Class is Still Getting Crushed: Let's look back!

Tom starts his latest artice with the statement, "It is now crystal clear that the middle class are being destroyed. Politician's explanations are based on pure biased rhetoric. The real reason is much simpler. It is the mechanics of how we are trying to fix the economy." Tom continues to describe how the Affordable Care Act, and many other government attempts to help the country, have had a disasterous effect on the middle class; mostly due to the mechanics of how the soultions have been applied. Apparently, he struck a nerve as this has rapidly become one of the top articles on his blog. If you have not read it, perhaps you should. Visit Tom's Blog to find out more.

Tom Loker, businessman & author, and Jill Rissi, Ph.D. assistant professor, portland state university, present innovation in redefining healthcare at the oregon biosciences association annual conference in Portland.

September 16, 2014

The presentation was a stimulating discussion of how to stop debating the Affordible Care Act, Obamacare, and how to fix our healthcare system.

The debate over the ACA continues: how should America best allocate resources, improve access, quality and affordability, and provide appropriate oversight accountability and responsibility?  Mr. Loker and Dr. Rissi presented an original and innovative vision of what the current form of America's 'non-system' of healthcare might evolve toward. In their vision, a truly "patient-centric" realignment of the activities, roles and responsibilities were not only feasable, but they presented good evidence it is already evolving in the needed direction and the concepts are garnering significant support.

This well attended breakout session provided tremendous benefit to all that attended and sparked some very interesting after session conversations! Overall, it was regarded as a great presentation by the attendees. Visit http://healthreform2dot0.org/ to find out more about the ideas and concepts.

Tom appointed Senior Advisor, Venture-Med

July 10, 2013

Venture-Med is an exclusive membership organization of accredited investors who want to be introduced to innovative healthcare startups and related investment opportunities.

We are one of the newest angel investment groups in Silicon Valley and we offer our members a screening process to find the best innovative new companies seeking seed funding and mentorship. Our focus is on healthcare and we provide the entrepreneur the expertise to guide and successfully fund. We provide them with representation for syndication with other angel investment groups. This creates a win for the investor and the entrepreneur.

"Tom brings tremendous experience in healthcare and health policy in this new and emerging world of ObamaCare," said Jose Bolanos, M.D., Founder of Venture-Med, "We are very happy to have him accept the role of Senior Advisor."

"I agreed to join Jose, and Venture-Med, because I feel they are developing a new and value based group that will truly help healthcare entrepreneurs, not simply find access to capital, but will help lower the failure rate of startups by more tightly integrating the network access to needed answers and resources in a cost effective and timely manner! I believe this is necessary for Angle investors to be successful in this new healthcare paradigm."

Venture-Med @twloker

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The Supreme Court Decision: It hurts to be wrong — but it hurts more to be right and still wrong!

July 2, 2012

Now that we have all heard the decision by the Supreme Court on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), perhaps it is time for some reflection. I know as I read the decision Thursday morning, while I was waiting in the queue preparing for a radio interview on the issue, I felt both vindicated in my initial analysis, but also left wanting and inadequate for not seeing the sideways tax justification for its declared constitutionality. . .

CaPoliticalReview.com @twloker

Obamacare Supreme Court Ruling Likely Tomorrow: What will it mean to me?

June 27, 2012

If the discussion around water-coolers across the nation, or if the intensity of the discussion I have been having at meetings, discussions, or speeches I have given lately is any indication; then regardless of the decision from the Supreme Court tomorrow on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare if you prefer, the nation will once again find itself in a vitriolic and unnecessary national argument.. . .

Toms Blog @twloker

What is Wrong with Politics

March 29, 2012

People that know me well know that I read. I read a lot. I read incessantly, I read everything . . . Recently, I have seen a series of articles, from both sides, trying to answer the question of what is wrong with our political system . . .

Caifornia Political Review @twloker

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