Richard Bohmer is senior visiting fellow at the Nuffield Trust. He was on the faculty of Harvard Business School for eighteen years, where he established graduate and executive programs in healthcare management and cofounded the MD-MBA program. He works independently with numerous hospitals and health authorities around the world to help them establish clinical leadership and management models and to improve their performance. He has published extensively in major medical and management journals and is the author of Designing Care.
"A lifetime of wisdom honed through practicing medicine and
teaching others how to manage today's challenging healthcare
delivery organizations is now available in this profoundly engaging
book. A must read for leaders in healthcare - whether in the
C-suite or practicing medicine on the front lines of care
-Amy C. Edmondson, PhD, Professor, Harvard Business School, and author of The Fearless Organization
"Dr. Bohmer, marries his vast experience as a clinician, consultant, teacher, and long-time student of health care delivery to provide a clear guide to effective and efficient medical care."
-David M. Lawrence, MD, MPH, Dean, School of Medicine, Keck Graduate Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
"This book is a testament to the need for strong clinical leadership during times of uncertainty and conflict. Bohmer outlines a clear path forward for achieving socially responsible outcomes for those we're dedicated to serve."
-Marc Harrison, MD, President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare
"With pragmatism and wisdom, Bohmer shows how to reliably translate care design into practice-and more importantly, how to continually learn, modify, and improve as we work to transform healthcare to provide better value for patients. The lessons shared are powerful as illustrated by the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they go far beyond the needs of today by providing a systems approach that will endure."
-Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc, President of the Community Division and Executive Vice President of Value Based Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"I highly recommend this book for all clinician leaders and administrators who see the pressing need for change and are passionate about transforming healthcare systems toward better patient care."
-Ivy Ng, MD, Group CEO, Singapore Health Services
"For those who are persuaded that we will never be able to reduce the administrative burdens of healthcare, Bohmer provides a meticulous argument for a way forward. He understands that to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies in healthcare delivery, organizations must include innovation and insight from members of the care team."
-Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, Chief Nurse Emerita and Distinguished Paul M. Erickson Endowed Chair in Nursing, Massachusetts General Hospital