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James Doulgeris

James Doulgeris

James Doulgeris is the CEO of Osler Health Management, the management service organization for Osler Health IPA, a national physician and provider network. He has served in the CEO role in hospitals, large physician systems, medical device companies and as a health care turnaround specialist over his 40 year career in the industry. E-mail him here.
 

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Paying primary-care physicians more is a proven winner, but a Michigan study indicates that health plans playing penny-ante get what they pay for.

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Our fragmented, disconnected, crisis-based medical system where doctors bear no consequence for cost, but liable for everything, is a wasteful money pit.

Informed consent traditionally attempts to indemnify liability. Without disclosing risk and cost, it creates it.

Data hogs from hospitals to EHR purveyors should take the investor's creed much more literally: "Pigs get fed but hogs get slaughtered."

The National Physicians' Congressional Health Care Advisory Group has been called to Washington, D.C., later this month. What would you have us say?

Our healthcare system is fragmented, misaligned, full of conflicts of interest, and tragically ineffective. Here are four strategies to fix it.

With 30-plus years in the hospital business, here are three secrets about the physicians hospitals hire and those who are most valued.

New wearable and ingestible wireless diagnostics promise to improve quality of life for physicians and patients … if EHRs would cooperate.

Defensive medicine makes it more likely that you will be sued. Defensible medicine? Now, that puts you on malpractice insurers’ "A" lists. Here's how.

Meet the future head-on with these five essentials for a successful healthcare service business (you can bet the retail clinics are using these).

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