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Stephanie D. Brown, MD
1603 Rising Ridge Rd
Mt. Airy MD 21771
USA
phone: 410-350-9637
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Stephanie D. Brown, MD, has over 20 years of experience practicing as a Family Physician and specializing in Primary Care and Urgent care.

Dr. Brown is a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, National Medical Association, and American Medical Association. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Brown currently serves as a Family Physician at Kaiser Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group providing direct patient care-32 hours a week, and through Coding Champion 270 corridor, supervises and coaches 100 physicians in Medical Coding. She also offers services at Frederick Family Practice in Frederick, MD.

Background Experience - Dr. Brown worked as a Physician Advisor for EHR doing concurrent chart reviews. She worked as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland for 7 years and completed an Academic and Teaching Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Residency training done at The University of Maryland.

Litigation Support - Dr. Brown offers expert witness to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. She has performed over 100 file reviews with respect to Primary and Urgent Care. She is also available for cases involving Medical Coding. Dr. Brown's services include medical record review, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
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Jonathan Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL
48 Forest Ledge Road
PO Box 540
Glen NH 03838
USA
phone: 603-733-8156
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Jonathon Burroughs Healthcare Expert PhotoJonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL, is President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc., and works with some of the nation’s top healthcare consulting organizations to provide ‘best practice’ solutions and training to healthcare organizations throughout the country in the areas of governance, physician–hospital alignment strategies, credentialing, privileging, peer review and performance improvement/patient safety, medical staff development planning, strategic planning, physician performance, and behavior management as well as ways in which physicians and management can work together in new ways to solve quality, safety, operational, and financial challenges.

Litigation Support: Dr. Burroughs offers litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He provides general expert witness services for cases involving:
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Negligent Credentialing
  • Negligent Privileging
  • Negligent Peer Review
  • Physician Performance Management
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Fair and Judicial Hearings
  • Patient Safety
  • Physician Contracts
  • Medical Staff Bylaws, Policies, Procedures, Rules & Regulations
  • Dr. Burroughs serves on the national faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership (formerly the American College of Physician Executives), where he has been consistently rated as one of their top speakers and educators. He and Dr. David Nash were recently awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address population health and the disruptive innovative business models necessary to support it. He is the author or coauthor of the following books: Redesign the Medical Staff Model-A Collaborative Approach (published by Health Administration Press, January, 2015), The Complete Guide to FPPE (2012), Medical Staff Leadership Essentials (2011), Engage and Align the Medical Staff and Hospital Management: Expert Strategies and Field Tested Tools (2010), A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians (2010), The Top 40 Medical Staff Policies and Procedures, Fourth Edition (2010), Emergency Department On-Call Strategies: Solutions for Physician-Hospital Alignment (2009), and Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned (2008).

    Dr. Burroughs is a former Senior Consultant and Director of Education Services for The Greeley Company where he was rated as one of their top healthcare consultants and educators over an eight year period. He is also a past medical staff president, past president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and served as an emergency department medical director. As a member of the governing board of Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire, he chaired the ethics, succession planning, and bylaws committees and sat on the joint conference, strategic planning, and medical executive committees. He previously served as a member of the clinical faculty of Dartmouth Medical School, where his research interests included introducing EMT defibrillation and automatic defibrillation into the field.

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    11/11/2015 · Healthcare
    Population health is not possible in a discounted fee-for-service world, and the significant healthcare business challenge is how to transition from fee-for-service to risk-based capitation in a sustainable way. The following represents an outline for how this transition can be staged so that early steps exploit the benefits of fee-for-service while the latter ones exploit a more capitated model:

    10/21/2015 · Healthcare
    Not too long ago, I had the sad task of testifying at a civil litigation and a judicial hearing for two physicians who had been suspended from their respective medical staffs. In both cases, the suspensions and resultant procedural rights were avoidable because proactive communication and management did not effectively take place. Such events should be rare and most medical staffs can easily avoid them by focusing on preventive actions and addressing potential performance issues early in a supportive and assertive manner.

    Hospital CEOs may have once cast a wary eye when a retail clinic opened in their backyard, but that paradigm has shifted as health systems are increasingly opening their own retail clinics or affiliating with retail clinic operators.

    7/24/2015 · Healthcare
    Regulatory hurdles prevent more hospitals from using e-health to its full potential. Federal and state policies and regulations on care rendered via technology from a remote site spin a tangled web for providers either engaged in e-health or who want to be. A February 2014 article in Health Affairs found strong associations between state policies and hospitals' adoption of e-health, also known as tele-health or telemedicine.

    Alarm fatigue has moved to the forefront of hazards on the hospital floor. Nursing staff gets bombarded by hundreds or thousands of beeps, rings, whistles and pings emanating from bedside devices in a shift, and it can be difficult for them to distinguish the critical from the routine. An analysis of hospital alarms at Johns Hopkins Hospital counted a total of 59,000 alarms over a 12-day observation period, an average of 350 alarms per patient per day.1

    Jon Burroughs, MD, FACHE
    In this book, the author, an experienced physician leader and healthcare consultant, describes key changes that must be made to redesign the medical staff model. He provides specific guidance and examples to help healthcare leaders and executives work with their physician leaders to face these changes successfully. Well-regarded contributors and subject matter experts offer additional examples and insights with special content throughout the book.
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    The Complete Guide to FPPE provides step-by-step guidance for developing an FPPE process and policy, selecting indicators, collecting data, conducting performance conversations with practitioners, and managing FPPE for low-volume and advance practice practitioners.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Sharpen medical staff leadership skills with proven educational strategies and succession planning tools. Medical Staff Leadership Essentials: A Guide to Developing Leadership Skills and Recruiting the Next Generation delivers a step-by-step process for becoming an effective physician leader and training future leaders. Veteran and new physician leaders alike will gain valuable insight to help the medical staff develop, retain, and recruit a legacy of effective physician leaders.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Real-world solutions to problem physician behavior Don t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital s operations or put your patients, staff, and colleagues at risk. This resource will help you implement a sound program to manage impairment and prevent disruptive physician behavior.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    This resource combines the expertise of advisors from The Greeley Company and in-the-trenches hospital and medical staff leaders. You ll get real-world solutions to engage practitioners in medical staff activities and align them with hospital goals. Unlike other theory-based books, this resource provides tools and strategies that have helped your peers break the cycle of disengagement and apathy.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Developed by trusted Greeley Company experts, the fourth edition of this concise guide will help you develop medical staff policies and procedures that comply with Joint Commission requirements and promote current industry best practices. Don t wade through lengthy manuals and Web sites full of outdated information.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Move from reactive deals to shared costs and sustainable physician-hospital alignment. This edition provides fully updated strategies, tools, and step-by-step approaches from multiple ED call panel experts.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned will help you transform peer review theory into best practice. This book and CD-ROM set is built on contemporary peer review design and demonstrates how hospitals have used those theories to tackle real peer review challenges. Twenty case studies cover topics ranging from fixing your peer review system to tracking and trending data to reconciling peer review conflicts.
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    Dr. Paul Hofmann
    346 Rheem Blvd.
    Suite 101
    Moraga CA 94556
    USA
    phone: 925-247-9700
    fax: 925-247-9702
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    Expert Witness: Retained in Washington, D.C., and over 20 states as an expert in hospital administration who could render opinion after assessing medical records, hospital policies and procedures, medical staff bylaws and regulations, JCAHO standards, depositions, etc. Served as Expert Witness for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Consultant: Has assisted hospitals and health systems with accelerating their performance improvement efforts. Speaks, writes and consults on ethical issues in health care.

    Background Highlights:
    • Consultant, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of health system.
    • Executive Director of two academic medical centers: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics at Stanford.
    • Past chairman of the national advisory board for the University of Chicago’s Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
    • An author of over 175 publications, he has written articles for USA Today, Health Management Quarterly, Trustee, Health Progress, the Journal of Health Administration Education, Frontiers of Health Services Management, Bioethics Forum, Modern Healthcare, the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Stanford Medicine, and Healthcare Executive among others.
    • Co-editor of Management Mistakes in Healthcare: Identification, Correction and Prevention, published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.
    • Co-editor of Managing Ethically: An Executive's Guide, published by Health Administration Press in 2001, and a second edition, Managing Healthcare Ethically: An Executive's Guide was published in 2010.
    • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a past member of its Leadership Advisory Committee, and a consultant on health care management ethics since 1994.
    • Served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Ethics.
    • Recipient of American Hospital Association's Award of Honor in 2009 and an Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award in 2012.
    • Faculty appointments held at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, the University of California, and Seton Hall University.
    • Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Public Health degrees are from the University of California, Berkeley.
    In 1989, I agreed for the first time to serve as an expert witness in a case brought by the family of a terminally ill pregnant patient who had a cesarean section performed against her will in a prominent university teaching hospital. Since then, whether retained as a plaintiff or defense expert, I have been surprised and disturbed by the number and types of cases in which hospitals and other health care facilities have been sued.

    Progress has been made on improving patient safety and reducing clinical mistakes, but errors happen and, in spite of everything, patients are still harmed.

    The belated but formal acknowledgement of medical errors and their impact has been well documented.1 Curiously, the topic of management or executive mistakes in healthcare is not raised in professional meetings nor, until recently, addressed by an article in health administration journals

    Paul Hofmann, MD, et. al (Editors)
    Ethical dilemmas are common in healthcare management. Although there is no handbook providing absolute solutions to ethics challenges, healthcare leaders can seek guidance and insight from others who have tackled similar issues. This book provides advice and inspiration from healthcare executives, ethicists, scholars, educators, and consultants. This collection of ethics columns from Healthcare Executive magazine will guide healthcare managers and executives in making personal and organizational decisions.
    Paul Hofmann (Editor), Frankie Perry (Editor)
    While increasing attention has been directed recently toward recognizing and reducing medical errors, healthcare organizations have yet to benefit from a similar scrutiny of management mistakes.
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    Jacqueline N. Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CFE, CPC, CPC-I
    San Clemente CA USA
    phone: 970-560-1009
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    Jacqueline N. Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CFE, CPC, CPC-I, has over 20 years of experience in the field of Healthcare Compliance, with educational degrees, certifications and awards in healthcare management, coding, billing, reimbursement, compliance, education, and fraud prevention and identification.

    Background - Ms. Bloink served as the Director of Compliance for the largest provider group in Arizona. For several years she worked as a Medical Coding Manager, Reimbursement Manager, and Compliance Liaison for a University Physician Group - Department of Medicine, and as Corporate Responsibility Auditor for a large 3 Hospital network. Her work includes both medium and small practice administration.

    Ms. Bloink is a Professor and Instructor in the area of Medical Coding, Billing, Health Information Management, and Healthcare Fraud. She is a national, state and local speaker (author) for such groups as ACFE, HCCA, AAPC, American College of Physicians, CLM, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, CA AHIMA, and others. In 2015, she was honored to be the recipient of the Arizona ACFE Sentinel Award “Truth Over Self” that acknowledged her assistance to the Office of Inspector General / Department of Justice with the largest Healthcare Fraud Case (FCA) in Arizona history.

    Litigation Support - Jacqueline N. Bloink is a knowledgeable expert witness with Healthcare Fraud litigation support history and proven experience with evaluating and investigating case allegations and, mitigating practice risk and liability, and reducing abuse potential. She offers services to expert witness firms, attorneys, health plans, providers, forensic consulting firms, governments, and IROs.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Healthcare Compliance
    • Healthcare Management
    • Medical Coding
    • Medical Billing
    • Medical Reimbursement
  • Medical Fraud Prevention and Identification
  • False Claims Act
  • Reverse False Claims
  • Regulatory Health Information Admin. (RHIA)
  • Medical Documentation
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    Dr. John C. Shershow
    240 Central Park South Suite 2H
    New York NY 10019
    USA
    phone: 800-388-9299
    Dr. John Shershow is a nationally known expert in all aspects of Hospital and Clinic Administration. In his nearly 20 years of experience as a Senior Hospital Executive and Healthcare Consultant, Dr. Shershow has surveyed or consulted to hundreds of hospitals, both as an accreditation surveyor for JCAHO and as a private consultant for hospitals nationwide.

    Dr. Shershow has been Medical Director of two prestigious hospitals and an Associate Dean of a nationally known medical school. He is Board Certified and was educated at Harvard, Yale and the University of Southern California.

    Areas Of Expertise Include:
  • Hospital Administration
  • Staffing
  • Quality of Care
  • JCAHO Accreditation
  • Medical Quality Assessment and Review
  • Medical Staff Affairs
  • Hospital And Ambulatory Standards of Care
  • Patient Rights
  • Health Care Risk Management
  • Medical Quality Assurance
  • Administrative Medicine
  • Peer Review
  • JCAHO Standards
  • Physician Credentialing & Privileging
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    Sylvia L. Rolison, BSN, MPH, CCM, CLNC, CMSP, Owner/Director
    Stephanie L. Williamson, BSN, CCRN, CCM, CLNC
    PO Box 245
    Perkinston MS 39573
    USA
    phone: 601-310-8744
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    Stone Rehabilitation, LLC nurses have over 35 years of nursing experience and over 20 years of Medical Case Management experience. Offering services in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, their mission is to achieve cost effective case management services for clients while maintaining a quality work product.

    Company Objectives:
    • Same day informational turn around
    • Creative cost effective measures on a case by case basis
    • Be a positive mediator between the employee, the physician, the carrier and the employer to facilitate return to gainful employment and productivity
    • Encourage the injured worker to be productive by using creative worksite rehabilitation
    Consulting Services:
    • Certified Legal Nurse Consulting Services
    • Full Medical Case Management Services
    • Telephonic Medical Case Management Services
    • Onsite Job Analysis
    • Limited Case Management Services
    Sylvia Rolison Legal Nurse Consultant Expert PhotoSylvia L. Rolison, BSN, MPH, CCM, CLNC, CMSP, has been providing Legal Nurse Consulting services to attorneys, carriers and nursing homes for both plaintiff and defense issues since 2002. This has included the review of over 400 nursing home files for merit and participation as a nurse expert in 132 mediations.

    Ms. Rolison has also given educational in services on Quality Improvement and Documentation issues to Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities throughout Mississippi. As a Certified Case Manager, she has provided medical case management services to Worker's Compensation Carriers, Employers and Employees. Ms. Rolison's responsibilities include meeting with the physician to obtain current medical treatment information, relaying/coordinating patient care including medication, radiological studies, physical therapy and equipment with the employee, other physicians, carrier, and the employer, as well as coordinating Independent Medical Evaluations. She is licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

    Areas of Expertise: Nursing, Care, Long Term Care, Nursing Practice, Nursing Standards of Care, Assisted Living, Quality Nursing Home Care, Worker's Compensation, Occupational Health, Mediation, Certified Case Manager, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Elder Care.

    Stephanie Williamson Medical Case Manager PhotoStephanie Williamson, BSN, CCRN, CCM, CLNC, provides Medical Case Management services on behalf of employers/Worker's Compensation carriers to employees injured at work. She is also currently employed in a local Level II Trauma Center Emergency Room and practicing as a staff nurse performing tasks include caring for emergency room patients in trauma, cardiac and medical settings.

    Ms. Williamson has previous nursing experience as an ICU Coordinator. She performed duties including staff scheduling, performance improvement projects and productivity reports, as well as nursing duties on a 20 bed Intensive Care Unit that included patient assignments, pre-cepting new nurses.

    Ms. Williamson has served on several committees to transition the electronic medical record to a newer updated system to meet new national guidelines. She has trained ICU employees on use of the new system. Currently assisting a Nursing Home Carrier with review of nursing home files for merit.

    Areas of Expertise: Nursing - ICU, Nursing Emergency Room, Intensive Care, Emergency Room, Nursing Practice, Nursing Standards of Care, CCRN, Neuro-ICU, Worker's Compensation, Occupational Health, Critical Care.

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