Leonard H. Friedman is a professor and director of the MHA programs in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at Oregon State University. He earned a PhD at the University of Southern California, School of Public Administration, where his dissertation examined technology acquisition in hospitals in Southern California. Leonard’s scholarly work focuses on the mechanisms of organizational change and strategic decision making in healthcare organizations. His research explores building the resilience of healthcare organizations to respond to environmental jolts, using systems approaches to reduce medical errors, and helping to clarify the roots of organizational excellence in healthcare. Leonard’s teaching responsibilities have included graduate and undergraduate classes in healthcare management, organization theory and behavior in healthcare, healthcare law and regulation, strategic management, and leadership in healthcare organizations. His work is published in a variety of journals, including
Advances in Health Care Management,
Health Care Management Review,
Frontiers of Health Services Management,
Journal of Health Administration Education, Managed Care Quarterly,
Journal of Healthcare Management, Hospital Topics, Physician Executive, and
the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Leonard was the chairman of the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management from 2003 to 2004 and chairman of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration from 2005 to 2006. He is a member of the Studer Group’s Fire Starter Hall of Fame. Leonard is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is president of National Capital Healthcare Executives.