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J.D. Kleinke is a pioneering health care information entrepreneur, medical economist, author, policy expert, and business strategist.

Mr. Kleinke has been instrumental in the creation of four health care information organizations; helped hospital systems, insurers and physician groups prepare for medical computerization and health reform; provided business, product and technology strategy services to new and established health care companies; and sat on the Boards of several public and privately held health information companies.

Mr. Kleinke has authored three books on the U.S. health care system, Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century and Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System, and Catching Babies (2011). His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barronís, Health Affairs, JAMA, the British Medical Journal, Modern Healthcare, Managed Healthcare, Forbes, and numerous other publications.

Since his earliest writings on health policy and market dynamics in The Wall Street Journal in the early 1990s, Mr. Kleinke has long been known as a forceful, non-partisan advocate for an evidence-driven, computerized, patient-centric health care system.


Contact J.D. Kleinke at jdkonhealth@gmail.com. or go to Appearances to learn more or watch past presentations.



Catching Babies (2011)

Catching Babies is a novel charting the professional and personal struggles of a group of OB/GYNs as they complete their residency in a busy urban teaching hospital, embark on ambitious careers, and attempt to mend personal relationships neglected through years of training and sacrifice. Details / Buy

Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System (2001)

Oxymorons is the much anticipated follow-up to J.D. Kleinke’s Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century, published in 1998 and often hailed as the definitive roadmap for health care organizations seeking to survive and thrive under managed care. Details / Buy

Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the Next Century (1998)

J.D. Kleinke's Bleeding Edge describes the larger revolution at work throughout the medical marketplace, detailing the conversion in the 1990s of the US health care system from folk art to full industrial organization. Details / Buy