On this page, you will find books that are still on my reading list. As with knowledge, the more you read, the more books you come across that you want to read. So I’ll try to read everything on my list, but if I am brutely honest, some of the books will probably never make it to status “finished”. Books that I have completed and like are on my booklist

(Value-based) healthcare books reading list

This section contains books about healthcare in a variety of domains. For example health economics, financing hospitals and integrated care are some of the domains. In addition, books with other healthcare topics will be added over time.

Health economics

Applied Methods of Cost-benefit Analysis in Health Care (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation) by Emma McIntosh (2010)

Measuring and Valuing Health Benefits for Economic Evaluation by John Brazier, Julie Ratcliffe, Joshua Salomon, Aki Tsuchiya (2017)

Healthcare financing

Bedrijfskundige aspecten in de zorg by Gijs Hiltermann and Monica Grummels (2016)

Financiering van zorginstellingen: met speciale aandacht voor de medisch-specialistische zorg by Bart Berden, Louis Houwen and Stan Stevens (Eds.)(2015)

Paying For Performance In Healthcare: Implications For Health System Performance And Accountability (UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health) by Cheryl Cashin, Y-Ling Chi, Peter Smith, Michael Borowitz and Sara Thomson (Eds.) (2014)

Funding Health Care: Options for Europe (European Observatory on Health Care Systems) by Elias Mossialos, Anna Dixon, Josep Figueras and Joe Kutzin (2002)

Integrated care

Designing Integrated Care Ecosystems: A Socio-Technical Perspective by Bernard J. Mohr and Ezra Dessers (Eds.) (2019)

Building Connected Communities of Care: The Playbook For Streamlining Effective Coordination Between Medical And Community-Based Organizations (HIMSS Book Series) by Keith Kosel and Steve Miff (2020)

Primary Care Centres by Geoffrey Purves (2019)

Governance in healthcare

In most countries, healthcare spending is a large part of public funds. When you spend large amounts of public funds, governance is not only recommended. It’s certainly a professional necessity. That’s why I believe that books on governance in general and healthcare, in particular, should not be missing from a reading list of healthcare professionals.

Zorg voor Toezicht: de maatschappelijke betekenis van governance in de zorg by Henk den Uijl and Ton van Zonneveld (Eds.) (2015)

Trends and innovation books reading list

The healthcare industry is going through a transformation. This transformation is not limited to introducing digital workflows, but the entire business model is at stake. “Fee for service”-models are not sustainable. Quality of care needs to increase, just like the value that healthcare providers create for patients. Therefore, innovation models should be top of mind for every healthcare management professional.

The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation by Carl Benedikt Frey (2020)

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson (2014)

The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care by Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome H Grossman and Jason Hwang (2017)

The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation (Management on the Cutting Edge) by Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky, Garth R. Andrus (2019)

No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends by Richard Dobbs, James Manyika and Jonathan Woetzel (2016)

General business books reading list

Although there are many books on healthcare management, reading some general business books is also essential. This is because applying techniques from other industries and sectors is probably the most straightforward form of innovation that you can apply. But to do that, you need to be at least aware of these techniques.

Systems Thinking, Systems Practice: Includes a 30-Year Retrospective by Peter Checkland (1999)

Good Economics for Hard Times by Abihijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo (2019)

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant (2021)

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz (2014)


If you have any suggestions, then don’t hesitate to add them in the comments. When I like the book, I’ll add it to the list.

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