Biography

Douglas A. Hastings is a Strategic Advisor with EBG Advisors, Inc.  Mr. Hastings is a nationally recognized health care transaction advisor and lawyer on health system change. For more than 30 years, Mr. Hastings and his colleagues have designed, implemented, and successfully closed scores of complex health care transactions on behalf of hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, large medical groups, and health plans. Described in Chambers USA as a “transactional genius,” he advises clients on the strategic considerations, corporate architecture, and regulatory compliance components of proposed transactions, including the payment and delivery reform, governance, antitrust, exempt tax, and fraud and abuse implications.

Since 2001, he has been closely involved at the national level with efforts to improve the quality and cost efficiency of the U.S. health care system, and is known for his role in the launch of accountable care organizations in both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Hastings served on the Board on Health Care Services of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) from 2003 to 2011 and on the IOM’s Committee on Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Care from 2010 to 2013. He is a Past President and Fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Currently, Mr. Hastings serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Guthrie Health and the Quality and Community Benefit Committee of Riverside Health System. In addition, he serves on the advisory boards of Accountable Care News and BNA’s Health Law Reporter. In 2013, he was elected to membership in the Healthcare Executives Study Society, a group primarily comprised of large health system CEOs that seeks to advance the state and art of executive leadership and influence the development of health care public policy.

Mr. Hastings speaks and publishes regularly on topics related to accountable care and clinical integration, corporate governance, collaborative health care ventures, legal issues related to health care transactions and quality improvement, and the legal trends influencing the U.S. health care system.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association, President (2001 - 2002), Fellow (2005 - present)
  • Health Executives Study Society
  • Health Insights Foundation
  • Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Care Services (2003 - 2011)
  • National Quality Forum

Education

  • University of Virginia  (J.D.)
  • Duke University  (B.A.)