Daniel McLaughlin

Adjunct Faculty, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 153F
Minneapolis, MN 55403

B.E., Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.H.A., Hospital & Health Care Administration, University of Minnesota

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Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, is the director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs in the Opus College of Business and is active in teaching, research and speaking at the university, with a special emphasis on health care operations and policy. He also provides consulting services to health care and governmental organizations. McLaughlin is the author of a number of textbooks and management guides published by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and health care administration from the University of Minnesota.

From 1984 to 1992, McLaughlin was the administrator and CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center - the Level 1 Trauma center in Minneapolis, MN. He served as the chair of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and served on President Clinton's Task force on Health Care Reform in 1993. He was the associate administrator for Hennepin County and developed strategies for the health, social service and criminal justice systems. He has been with the University of St. Thomas since 2000.

Fall 2017 Courses
Fall 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 630 - 425 Overview of Health Care Sys See Details * *
Description of course Overview of Health Care Sys : CRN: 43044
This course provides students with an accurate understanding of the various components of the health care system - providers, consumers, payers, third-parties - and how they interrelate. Students will learn about issues, motivations and incentives that influence all parts of the system. They will also gain an understanding of the political and social environment in which they operate.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
SCH 4070800-120012 Oct '17
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SCH 4071300-170013 Oct '17
SCH 4071300-170014 Oct '17
J-Term 2018 Courses
J-Term 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 630 - 523 Overview of Health Care Sys See Details * *
Description of course Overview of Health Care Sys : CRN: 10258 3 Credit Hours
This course provides students with an accurate understanding of the various components of the health care system - providers, consumers, payers, third-parties - and how they interrelate. Students will learn about issues, motivations and incentives that influence all parts of the system. They will also gain an understanding of the political and social environment in which they operate.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
SCH 4070800-170006 Jan '18
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MCH 2300800-120003 Feb '18
Spring 2018 Courses
Spring 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • Director, University of St. Thomas - Center for Health and Medical Affairs, Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2008 - present)
  • Program Director, University of St. Thomas Center for Business Excellence, Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2003 - 2008)
  • Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1979 - 2004)
  • Executive Director, National Institute of Health Policy, Minneapolis (2000 - 2003)
  • Director, Hennepin County Health Strategy and Policy, Minneapolis (1999 - 2000)
  • Associate County Administrator for Enterprise and Strategic Management, Hennepin County Health Care System, Minneapolis (1994 - 1998)
  • Director, Hennepin County Health Care System, Minneapolis (1986 - 1997)
  • Administrator and CEO, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis (1984 - 1993)
  • Associate Administrator, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis (1980 - 1984)
  • Assistant Administrator, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis (1979 - 1980)
  • Administrator & Chief Executive Officer, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation Regional Kidney Disease Program, Minneapolis (1972 - 1979)
  • Systems Analyst and Data Processing Manager, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation Regional Kidney Disease Program, Minneapolis (1971 - 1972)
  • Electrical Engineer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1964 - 1970)
  • Systems Analyst and Consultant, Technologies Tri Data Systems, Bayfield (1970 - 1970)

Professional Memberships
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Society for Quality
  • Decision Sciences Institute

Professional Service
  • ACHC American College of Healthcare Executives - Minnesota Chapter Education Committee,
  • ACHC American College of Healthcare Executives - National Higher Education Task Force,
  • Minnesota Medical Group Management Association,

Public Service
  • East Isle Residents Association, Officer, President/Elect/Past

Publications
  • McLaughlin, D. B. (2017). The election - a new emphasis on state innovation. Health Care Executive,
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Olson, J. R. (2017). Teaching the use of systems dynamics for strategic decision making in healthcare. INFORMS Transactions on Education, (17)(3),
  • McLaughlin, D. B. (2016). The path to a lifetime health plan. Health Care Executive,
  • McLaughlin, D. B. (2016). Health policy in the 2016 election. Heath Care Executive,
  • McLaughlin, D. B. (2016). Battling opioid addiction. Health Care Executive,
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Militello, J. F. (2015). Finding the path to innovation - Part 2. Journal of Health Care Management, (60)(4), pp. 243-245
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Militello, J. F. (2015). Thinking beyond the Affordable Care Act. Journal of Health Care Management, (60)(3), pp. 160-163
  • Olson, J. R., & McLaughlin, D. B. (2014). Case study: Process improvement in the criminal court. (37)(3), pp. 1-5
  • Militello, J. F., & McLaughlin, D. B. (2011). The underlying theories of health care reform in the United States - strategy implications for hospitals in world hospitals and health services. (47)(3),
  • McLaughlin, D. B. (2008). Why physicians need business skills.
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Campion, B. (2003). Pay for performance. (XVII)(7), pp. 1-10
  • Durenberger, D. F., McLaughlin, D. B., & Noren, J. (2002). Mapping a road to the future: An update from the national institute of health policy. (85)(1), pp. 34-36

Books and Chapters
  • Olson, J. R., & McLaughlin, D. B. (2017). Healthcare operations management 3rd Ed. Healthcare Administration Press
  • McLaughlin, D. B. (2014). The guide to healthcare reform: Readings and commentary. Health Administration Press
  • Olson, J. R., & McLaughlin, D. B. (2012). Healthcare operations management 2nd Ed. Healthcare Administration Press
  • McLaughlin, D. B. (2011). Responding to reform: A strategy guide for healthcare executives. Health Administration Press
  • McLaughlin, D. B. (2010). Make it happen: Effective execution in healthcare leadership. Health Administration Press
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Hays, J. M. (2008). Healthcare operations management. Health Administration Press

Research Interests

Presentations
  • "" , Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 01, 2017
  • "" St. Catherine's University, St Paul, Minnesota, April 01, 2017
  • "" , Chicago, Illinois, March 01, 2017
  • "" , Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 01, 2015