James E. Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in health care governance and leadership, strategy, quality, organizational development, and risk management.
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.
James has been involved in healthcare leadership, quality, and strategy issues for over thirty years. He has consulted with hospitals and health systems in eleven countries, and since 1985 has worked with hospital and system governing boards to strengthen their overall effectiveness and their oversight of quality, safety and strategy.
James has worked extensively on improving the relationships between boards, medical staffs, and management. He has written fifteen books and over 100 articles and has served on hospital, college, and civic boards. James is currently the Vice Chair of the Virginia Mason Health System Board in Seattle, WA, and is chair of their Governance Committee.
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.
James 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 Second edition. He is also the author of Quality from the Top: Working with Hospital Governing Boards to Assure Quality Care.
Jamie Orlikoff works with the Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network on a variety of issues including healthcare governance and leadership, quality assurance and organizational development for the healthcare industry.