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John Ogunkeye To Head Hopkins' Clinical Practice Association - 07/13/2012

John Ogunkeye To Head Hopkins' Clinical Practice Association

Release Date: July 13, 2012

John Ogunkeye has been named executive director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Clinical Practice Association, or CPA, which represents the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's 1,700-member physician practice group. In addition to serving as the CPA's chief administrative officer, Ogunkeye will serve as vice president and chief administrative officer of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians.

Ogunkeye will oversee the CPA and aid in the vital implementation of Epic, the new electronic medical record (EMR) system for Hopkins Medicine and the CPA. "Ogunkeye brings to Hopkins not only top-notch clinical administrative and management skills and a track record of success, but also a new vision," said William Baumgartner, M.D., president of the CPA and vice dean for clinical affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “There are not many individuals in the country who have the skill set needed for this position. His experience in the deployment of a new EMR will be very helpful, and his experience in both faculty plans and community physician outreach made him an ideal choice. We are fortunate to have recruited John.”

Reporting to Baumgartner, Ogunkeye’ s major priorities will include facilitating, coordinating and meeting the stringent challenges that will be faced by the CPA. These challenges include the implementation of Epic, health care reform, strengthening patient services, enhancing revenue, improving CPA efficiencies, and developing strategies that allow the CPA to adapt rapidly to market changes.

“We will spend a lot of time meeting with and listening to the many current and future constituents of the Office,” Ogunkeye says. “Anytime you implement an EMR, it’s a vastly different approach to doing business as usual and it means that you have to start thinking about doing things that benefit the entire organization and the patients we serve. It’s an exciting time to be here.”

Ogunkeye’s chief responsibilities will include improving collaboration among community hospitals, physicians and full-time faculty along with planning and coordinating all the CPA's business and financial activities for the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station and the other ambulatory care sites of the CPA.

Ogunkeye has 28 years of experience in a wide variety of management positions within academic medical centers. Most recently he was the chief operating officer of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, as well as executive director and vice president for Jefferson University Physicians, a 650-member, multispecialty group practice based in Philadelphia that serves the Delaware Valley region. At Jefferson, Ogunkeye planned and directed the implementation of an electronic medical record system—experience that should prove vital as Hopkins Medicine and the CPA begin their move into the Epic era next year.

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