Dr. John Zelem transitioned his career from being a successful General Surgeon to a Business Consultant in the medical industry. He has taken his passion for healing from the operating room to the business aspect of hospitals. As he transitioned he has put down his surgical instruments while learning more about the tools utilized in the business world to make these positive changes. He describes how he did this in the podcast interview.
A Board-Certified general surgeon with more than 25 years of clinical experience, has transitioned out of clinical practice into Healthcare Executive Leadership. As a previous Vice-President, he has over 13 years of experience in compliance, utilization management/review, federal regulations, sales, account management, and many other aspects of healthcare. He has extensive experience in quality assessment and improvement, with emphasis on case management, physician and hospital executive education for a variety of topics including Medicare and Medicaid compliance and regulations, medical necessity, Recovery Audit Contractors, utilization review, denials management, and length of stay. He has attained a passion for improving physician documentation and has extensive experience in developing new and improving existing physician advisor programs. He has recently developed a revolutionary new concept utilizing a holistic approach to “Utilization Management 360”. He is now the President and Owner of Streamline Solutions Consulting, Inc. offering services to evaluate, and improve many of the above aspects of healthcare. In addition, Dr. Zelem is a renowned industry author who has published many books and is a well-known motivational speaker and presents often to professional and public/patient audiences on health and wellness, personal development, and leadership and success.
John Zelem, MD, FACS
President and Owner
Streamline Solutions Consulting, Inc.