James E. Orlikoff
James E. Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff & Associates,
Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care governance
and leadership, strategy, quality, and organizational
development. He is the National Advisor on Governance
and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and
Health Forum, and is the Senior Consultant to the Center
for Healthcare Governance. He was named one of the 100
most powerful people in healthcare in the inaugural list
by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Mr. Orlikoff has been involved in leadership, quality,
and strategy issues for over twenty-five years. He
has consulted with hospitals in six countries, and
since 1985 has worked with hospital and system governing
boards to strengthen their overall effectiveness and
their oversight of strategy and quality. He has worked
extensively on improving the relationships between
boards, medical staffs, and management. He has written
fifteen books and over 100 articles. He is a member
of the Virginia Mason Health System board in Seattle,
WA, and is chair of their Governance Committee. He
is also a member of the Pitzer College board in Claremont,
He is an author of the book Board Work: Governing Health
Care Organizations, which won the ACHE James A. Hamilton
Book of the Year award for 2000. He is the primary author
of The Future of Health Care Governance: Redesigning
Boards for a New Era; the primary author of the best
selling book The Board's Role in Quality Care: A Practical
Guide For Hospital Trustees. He is the primary author
of Malpractice Prevention and Liability Control for Hospitals.
He is also the author of Quality from the Top: Working
with Hospital Governing Boards to Assure Quality Care,
and The Guide to Governance: for Hospital Trustees.
Mr. Orlikoff received his M.A. in social and organizational
psychology from the University of Chicago, and his B.A.
from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.
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James L. Reinertsen, M.D.
James L. Reinertsen heads The Reinertsen Group. He brings
to this work an unusual combination of skills and experience:
practiced rheumatology for twenty years, earning a reputation
as a superb, patient-centered consultant.
has been an admired CEO of complex health care systems
in challenging markets for fifteen years.
has functioned as an innovative thought leader in health
care leadership development, clinical quality
improvement, patient safety, health system
integration, and health care market design.
He now brings his skills to clients such
as The Institute for Health
Care Improvement, and to
medical staff leaders, and
Boards of major health care systems in the United States
He was a subcommittee
member for the Institute
pivotal reports, To Err Is
Human and Crossing the Quality
Chasm, and continues to lead
and challenge health care
thinking both as an author of papers in
medical journals, and as
a provocative, highly-sought speaker at national
From July 1998 to August, 2001, Dr.
Reinertsen was Chief Executive
Officer of both CareGroup,
a six hospital,
1400 physician system,
and of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
hospital of the Harvard
During that time, he was
a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Before his engagement at CareGroup,
he served as the first
Chief Executive Officer
Services (formerly HealthSystem
Minnesota) in Minneapolis, an integrated care
system that includes
and Park Nicollet Clinic.
He was President and CEO of Park Nicollet
to 1992, and President
of Park Nicollet Medical
Foundation from 1983 to 1985.
From 1992 to 1997, Dr.
Reinertsen was Chairman
of the Institute for
to develop and implement best
practices in health
by the Buyers Health
Care Action Group, Park Nicollet,
a Twin Cities health
plan. ICSI is a nationally
of what physician groups that otherwise
with each other can
accomplish when they collaborate
around common professional
and business goals.
A frequently invited
speaker on these
issues for physician,
he also has authored
more than 40 articles
such as Annals
Medical Journal, New England
Journal of Medicine,
the Joint Commission
Journal on Quality
Reinertsen is Past President of
Group Association, and is
a former member
of the Board
of Directors of the
American Board of
He joined Park Nicollet
as a consultant in rheumatology
as a Clinical Associate
at the National
Institutes of Health in Bethesda,
Maryland. A member
of Alpha Omega
his medical degree
in 1973, and completed
an internship at
Hospital in 1974,
and a residency
University of California
is a 1969
summa cum laude,
of St.Olaf College in