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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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Population health is much more than a buzzword. It is the future of healthcare, but, why?

Confused about how the healthcare system is going to change? Let's follow the money to find the answers, starting with recent news from CMS.

Companies are pushing physician-based telemedicine as a solution. But, while promoters may have not thought things through, physicians must.

Here are five things that physicians can do to mitigate the risk of not only frivolous suits, but legitimate ones.

Hospitals are gearing up for shared risk and quality requirements under the Affordable Care Act that will affect hospital-physician interaction.

Value-based reimbursement has a bad reputation because it is misunderstood. Done correctly, through an IPA, it could be primary care’s saving grace.

With costs front and center for patients, in simple and stark terms: If you can’t deliver what the consumer perceives as quality, you will lose.

Social marketing, search engine optimization, practice marketing' are all good, but 'here are three sure things to increase revenues at minimal cost.

Achieving improved cost, access, and quality of healthcare is an elusive goal for good reason. Like a balloon animal, squeezing one part always affects another.

The concept of population health is straightforward. Achieving it, not so much, because it requires numerous fundamental changes in our delivery system.

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