Clinical Research as a Care Option Speakers

Jeff James


Wilmington Health

Jeff James is currently the CEO of Wilmington Health in Wilmington, NC. Wilmington Health is a multi-specialty group practice with 161 providers covering 37 specialties in 22 locations. He is responsible for the strategic vision and its deployment as well as all financial and operational aspects of the practice. Under his leadership, Wilmington Health was named an honoree for the prestigious Acclaim Award, by the American Medical Group Foundation in 2013 and the Optum Healthcare Transformation Award in 2016.

Jeff is a frequent national speaker on a diverse range of subjects including: Healthcare finance, strategic planning, ACO development, lean/process improvement, cultural transformation, incentive alignment, physician leadership, public policy, clinical research and healthcare system redesign. He is a physician advocate and healthcare executive with over 20 years of strategic and operational experiences.

Jeff has lead or facilitated several physician organizations in their individual pursuits of continuous improvement, quality, and financial strength. He is responsible for the development of multiple Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and is currently providing leadership for Wilmington Health’s ACO, “Physicians Healthcare Collaborative (PHC)”. Between 2013 and 2015, PHC has consistently ranked at the top of all ACOs in the country for value, including the number 1 ranking in 2013 and the number 3 ranking in 2015.

Jeff has participated as an active board member for several community and healthcare related organizations including: American Medical Group Association, Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange, North Carolina State Medical Society’s ACO Steering Committee, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s Healthcare Transition Team and the Public Policy Committee of the AMGA.

Jeff holds a Master of Business Administration Degree and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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