Brent James is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and former Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare. Through the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in Clinical Practice Improvement (ATP), he has trained more than 5,000 senior physicians, nursing, and administrative executives, drawn from around the world, in clinical management methods, with proven improvement results (and over 50 “daughter” training programs in 9 countries) He is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (Electrical Engineering) and Medical Biology, a Master of Statistics degree, and an M.D. degree (with residency training in general surgery and oncology). All degrees are from the University of Utah.

Brent James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment methods, and management roles. He holds faculty appointments at the University of Utah School of Medicine (Family Medicine; and Biomedical Informatics), Harvard School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management), and the University of Sydney, Australia, School of Public Health

He has been honored with a series of awards for quality in health care delivery, including (among many):

Deming Cup – Columbia University School of Business, 2011

C. Jackson Grayson Medal, Distinguished Quality Pioneer – American Quality and Productivity Center, 2010

Joint Commission Earnest A. Codman Award, 2006

AHA HRET TRUST Award, 2005

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Award, 2005

American College of Medical Quality Founders’ Award, 1999