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Dr. Jim Souza and the Shift from Volume to Value

By Jim Souza, MD, News and Community
December 1, 2015

Editor’s note: Watch this short video as Dr. Jim Souza, vice president of medical affairs for St. Luke’s, illustrates what's changing about healthcare payment. 

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About The Author

Dr. Jim Souza is chief physician executive for St. Luke’s Health System, based in Boise, Idaho. He earned his undergraduate degree in cell biology from the University of Montana and medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He served his residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and the Boise VA Medical Center and did a pulmonary and critical care fellowship through the University of Washington and the Boise VA Medical Center. He is board-certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. In addition to his administrative duties, he continues to practice pulmonary and critical care medicine.