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About Richard J Bogue

Dr. Bogue’s doctorate was an interdisciplinary program in methods of studying human behavior. Since then, he has gained substantial experience developing and managing change initiatives and with various qualitative and quantitative methods. For 12 years, he was a researcher, educator and leader for national programs for the American Hospital Association (AHA). In 1994-97, he led The National Demonstration of the Community Care Network (CCN) Vision, a joint initiative on voluntary health system reform by the AHA, VHA and the Catholic Health Association of the US that was funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation, The Duke Endowment, the US Public Health Service, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others.
He subsequently served the AHA as Senior Director of Governance Programs, after which he launched a consultancy in health care governance and community leadership. In 2000, he was recognized for Management Excellence by the Association Forum of Chicagoland.
He revived and led Florida Hospital’s Center for Health Futures from 2002 to 2010. His work with the Center focused on six areas for improving health systems: community leadership, nurse empowerment and health professional well-being, communication and care team coordination, chronic disease management, technology and process evaluation, and cultural competencies.
Dr. Bogue co-developed the General Effectiveness Multilevel theory for Shared Governance (GEMS Theory). Created through six mixed-methods studies, GEMS is a systematic, evidence-based approach that prepares nursing leadership to gain higher productivity from the nursing work force and that enables Nursing Practice Councils (NPCs) to become increasingly effective through three phases of shared governance.
Dr. Bogue serves as a national consultant for shared governance, community and organizational leadership, health professional well-being, and research. He has authored numerous articles and several books, and made numerous presentations in national and international forums. Dr. Bogue holds certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare, AcademyHealth, and KING International Nursing Group for whom he serves on the Board as Treasurer.


Present Associate Professor (Clinical), College of Nursing, University of Iowa

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