Jim O’Brien, MD, MS is the Vice President of Operations, Population Health with OhioHealth. His areas of responsibility include integrating the population health portfolio, including operations to support care transformation for success in value-based contracts covering care management, quality, practice transformation, contract operations, and data and analytics. Clinical operations are driven by the OhioHealth Clinically Integrated Network, which includes over 4,300 providers and 12 hospitals across 30 counties in Ohio, providing care to more than 250,000 attributed lives. Additional value-based activities include participation in 12 advanced bundle programs and a 35,000 member Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Dr. O’Brien began his career at OhioHealth in July 2012, moving from the Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Riverside Methodist Hospital to the System Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety for OhioHealth. Prior to joining OhioHealth, he worked from 2004 to 2012 at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Dr. O’Brien earned his Masters of Science, Basic Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences Program at the University of Colorado and his medical degree from The Ohio State University.
He has a rich academic background as a medical intensivist, clinical researcher, and epidemiologist, publishing more than fifty articles and chapters in peer review journals. Common themes include the effect of excess body weight on outcomes for critically ill patients, epidemiology, and medical decision making. With a strong focus and passion for advancement in sepsis care and risk factors, Dr. O’Brien has been a national speaker on such topics.
Dr. O’Brien currently serves as physician champion to Ohio Hospital Association Statewide Sepsis Initiative and serves on the Board of Directors to Sepsis Alliance – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sepsis by educating patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to treat sepsis as a medical emergency. He is also co-founder of Spike Out Sepsis, an annual sand volleyball tournament that benefited Sepsis Alliance.