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J.D. Kleinke

J.D. Kleinke is a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a pioneering healthcare information entrepreneur, medical economist, author, and business strategist.

Kleinke has been instrumental in creating four healthcare information organizations and served on numerous healthcare company boards; helped hospitals, health systems, and physician groups nationwide prepare for Medicare modernization and health reform; and provided business, product, and technology strategy services to both start-ups and established healthcare companies.

Kleinke has served as a healthcare business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; advised both sides of the political aisle on pragmatic approaches to health policy and legislation; and long been a leading advocate for a smarter, data-driven, post-partisan healthcare.

Kleinke’s work has also appeared in Health Affairs, JAMA, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The British Medical Journal, Modern Healthcare, and numerous other publications. His books Bleeding Edge: The Business of Healthcare in the New Century and Oxymorons: The Myth of a US Healthcare System are required reading in many physician-executive MBA programs and health administration graduate programs in the US. His third book, Catching Babies, a novel about the training and culture of obstetrician/gynecologists, was published in 2011.

For audiences across the healthcare, medical, corporate, policy, and patient communities, J.D. Kleinke provides a no-nonsense, practical, and often humorous look at the collision of government reform, increasing patient economic empowerment, and emerging information and medical technologies—and their combined effects on the future challenges and opportunities for today’s healthcare organization.

CURRENT PRESENTATIONS:
Countdown to Meltdown? Preparing Your Organization for Obamacare, Market Reform & the Brave New Healthcare World
M&A Under Obamacare: Gold Rush — Or More Fools’ Gold?
Risky Hospital Business 2: Remake of the 1990s Managed Care Classic
American Medicine 2.0: The Revolution Will Be Computerized
The Patient Is In: Healthcare’s Next Economic Revolution
eHealth 2.0: The Once & Future Healthcare Information Revolution
The High Price of Progress: Who Pays for Medicine’s Bad Luck?