Dr. Tim Porter-O’Grady has been involved in health care for 44 years and has held roles from clinical provider to senior executive in a variety of American health care settings. Tim is currently senior partner of an international healthcare consulting firm in Atlanta GA. USA (Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates Inc.) since 1991 specializing in health futures, organizational innovation, conflict and change, as well as complex health service delivery models. He has consulted nationally on health reform during both the Clinton and Obama administrations. He is noted for his work on shared governance models, clinical leadership, conflict, innovation, complex systems, and health futures.  Tim holds academic scholar positions at 2 major universities (Arizona State University and Ohio State University), and is a registered mediator and arbitrator and an APRN wound specialist.  He is a clinical volunteer wound specialist practicing at Mercy Care Clinics for the Homeless in Atlanta. He has published 23 books (8 have won AJN health care book of the year awards) and over 200 proctored journal articles. Tim has been called an enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring presenter and teacher and has lectured internationally at over 500 venues.


Featured Presentations

  • Innovation and Creativity: Living in a Transformed Health System
  • Preparing today for Tomorrow: Nursing and Health Care Transformation
  • Preparing Professionals Today for a Challenging Tomorrow
  • Chaos and Complexity: The Changing Work Place: New Rules for Leadership
  • A New SCript for Health Care: Building Healthy Communities
  • Strategies for a Creative Work Place Change
  • A Glimpse over the Horizon: Post-Digital Health Care
  • Into the Future of Healthcare: Impact On Clinical Services
  • Changing Value In Healthcare: Learning How to Cope In the New Age
  • New Rules for First-Line Management: Leading in a New Age
  • Preparing Professionals for a New World of Value-driven Clinical Excellence

Speaker Topics

  • Delivering Value through Delivery System Innovation
  • Future of Health Care
  • Governance
  • Health Care Reform
  • Hospital/Physician Relations and Clinical Integration
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Service Excellence
  • Strategic Planning

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter