HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, AND MUCH MORE...

JAMES A. RICE, PH.D.

Dr. Rice is an internationally-recognized authority on healthcare policy, governance, and strategy development. He currently leads a large initiative between Management Sciences for Health and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington DC charged with strengthening leadership and governance of health systems in low and middle income nations in Arica, Asia and Latin America. He is also a partner in Integrated Healthcare Strategies, he leads the Governance & Leadership Services practice, focusing his consulting work on strategic governance, visioning for health sector and not-for-profit organizations; leadership development for physicians; strategic capital financial planning; mergers and acquisitions; and enterprise risk management analyses for physician-hospital joint ventures.

Dr. Rice serves as vice chairman of The Governance Institute, an organization dedicated to knowledge generation and dissemination via research and education for health system boards and leadership teams; and has served as a principal in the Health Care Group of LarsonAllen, an audit and consulting firm headquartered in Minneapolis. He also served as president of The International Health Summit, LLC, an international knowledge management institute focused on public-private partnerships and leadership development in health sectors throughout the world.

Dr. Rice’s career includes service as a senior officer of the largest integrated healthcare system in Minnesota, where he gained extensive experience in integrated system development, managed care, and HMOs. As a consultant, he has served as an advisor to health systems, physician groups, boards of directors, and ministries of health in over 30 countries. He has also worked with numerous US arts organizations, colleges and universities on governance & strategy development.

Dr. Rice has authored articles in publications such as Modern HealthcareTrustee, the Harvard Business Review, the Toledo Law Review, the Journal of Medical Group Management, and The Journal of Health Administration. He has lectured extensively on health policy issues, governance, and strategic planning, and has conducted board retreats across the U.S.

Dr. Rice holds master’s and doctoral degrees in management and health policy from the University of Minnesota. He has received the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award, a National Institute of Health Doctoral Fellowship, and the American Hospital Association’s Corning Award for excellence in hospital planning. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and a Fellow of Health and Life Sciences Partnership, a London, U.K. public health policy education and advisory firm.

Dr. Rice holds faculty positions at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England; the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa; and the Program in Health Administration at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. He has lectured at The Thunderbird International School of Management in Arizona, Cornell University, and Harvard University. He serves on the boards of directors for Children’s Heart Fund and HeartLink, an organization committed to building cardiac care capacity in developing countries.

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