Dr. Boland has a 30-year track record as a national thought leader, forecasting industry trends and helping leaders think strategically. With a deep industry knowledge of healthcare delivery and payment models, he is a highly-credible expert witness, a thought-provoking speaker, and a consultant who uses independent fact-finding and critical analysis. He is also a prolific author, editor, commentator and publisher.


Peter Boland received a doctorate from UCLA, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a post-graduate certificate from Harvard University’s Executive Program in Health Policy and Management. He also received a certificate in Health Maintenance Organizations from UCLA.

Analytical skills


In his roles as an author, commentator, editor and publisher, Dr. Boland has contributed more than 90 works to healthcare publications and five books on healthcare policy and management.


Through his independent consulting firm, Peter has worked with a variety of clients representing the following types of organizations:

  • hospitals and hospital systems

  • medical groups and physicians organizations

  • ancillary care service providers

  • accountable care organizations

  • health maintenance organizations

  • preferred provider organizations

  • pharmacy benefits managers

  • pharmaceutical manufacturers

  • insurance companies

  • third party administrators

  • Fortune 100 employers

  • labor unions

  • U.S. military health systems

  • technology vendors

  • mobile health vendors

  • consulting companies

  • law firms

  • healthcare foundations

  • venture capital and Investment companies

  • professional trade associations

Subject matter expertise


As a management consultant, Dr. Boland has advised over 50 clients on strategy, operational requirements for managed care services, cost management initiatives, reimbursement reform and payment models, performance improvement plans, and accountable care metrics.


Representative client engagements include the following topics:

  • healthcare reform implications for providers, payers and purchasers

  • reimbursement models and payment mechanisms

  • performance improvement strategies and monitoring practices

  • bundled payment strategies and implementation challenges

  • accountable care models and performance standards

  • clinical integration strategies and physician-hospital alignment requirements

  • multi-party collaboration agreements for hospitals, medical groups and payers

  • contract obligations and disputes between providers and payers

  • managed care program evaluation and performance incentives


Communication skills


Peter is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader. He has addressed over 150 organizations that include hospital systems, physician groups, insurance companies, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, trade associations, and law firms.