Thomas G. Rundall PhD

Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Organized Health Systems, Emeritus
Education: 
  • PhD -  Sociology, Stanford University, 1976
  • BA -  Sociology, Stanford University, 1970
Research Interests: 
  • Application of organizational theory to health care
  • Physician practice organizations
  • Hospital restructuring
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Information technology in health care 
Current Projects: 
  • The Center for Lean Engagement and Research (CLEAR), conducting research on the effects of lean management in health care organizations.
Selected Publications: 

Rundall, Thomas, Katharina Janus, Shelley Oberlin, Brian Thygesen. Success Under Duress: Policies and Practices Managers View as Keys to Profitability in Five California Hospitals with Challenging Payer Mix. Journal of Healthcare Management, 2012, March/April, pp. 94-111.

Otte-Trojel, Terese, Antoinette de Bont, Thomas Rundall, and Joris van de Klundert. How Outcomes are Achieved Through Patient Portals: A Realist Review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2014, 21(4): 751-757. Published online first: February 6, 2014. Doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002501.

Graetz I, Mary Reed, Stephen M. Shortell, Thomas G. Rundall, James Bellows, and John Hsu. The Association Between EHRs and Care Coordination Varies by Team Cohesion. Health Services Research, 2014, February; 49(1 Pt 2):438-52. Doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12136. Epub 2013 Dec 21.

Otte-Trojel, Terese, Antoinette de Bont, Joris van de Klundert, Thomas G. Rundall. Characteristics of Patient Portals Developed in the Context of Health Information Exchanges: Early Policy Effects of Incentives in the Meaningful Use Program in the United States. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2014,November 21; 16(11):e258.doi: 10.2196/jmir.3698.

Graetz, Ilana, Mary Reed, Stephen M. Shortell, Thomas G. Rundall, James Bellows, John Hsu. The Next Step Towards Making Use Meaningful: Electronic Inflrmation Exchange and Care Coordination Across Clinicians and Delivery Sites. Medical Care, 2014, December; 52(12):1037-41. Doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000245.

Rundall, Thomas, Frances M. Wu, Valerie A. Lewis, Karen E. Schoenherr, Stephen M. Shortell. Contributions of Relational Coordination to Care Management in ACOs: Views of Managerial and Clinical Leaders. Health Care Management Review, forthcoming, 2015.

Otte-Trojel, Terese, Antoinette de Bont, Joris van de Klundert, and Thomas Rundall. What Do We Know About Patient Portal Development? A Review of the Evidence. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2015; 0:1-7. Advanced Access published September 2, 2015.

Other interests: 
  • Member, Board of Directors, On Lok, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, John Muir Health
Profile Updated: October 3, 2016