John J. Byrnes


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The Quality Playbook Set

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John J. Byrnes, MD

John Byrnes, MD is the author of The Quality Playbook and founder of Quality BootCamp(R) and HRO Academy(TM). He's widely recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on quality, safety, and physician engagement. Dr. Byrnes' presentations and workshops are dynamic and immensely practical--always motivating his audience to create a culture of excellence that delivers world-class clinical outcomes.

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"I believe John has created the single most important contribution to the literature on quality and safety in our recent history". 
David B. Nash, MD, MBA,
Founder and Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health
Referring to The Quality Playbook - Fall 2015 

Dr. Byrnes’ programs and keynotes include:

  • The Board’s Role in Quality and Patient Safety 
  • Solving our Patient Safety Crisis – A Practical Solution
  • What It Takes to Eliminate Deadly Medical Errors
  • Physician Engagement – 10 Steps to Success
  • Implementing Quality & Safety Programs – A Step by Step Formula
  • How to Operate in a Bundled Payment Environment
  • A Framework for Hardwiring Quality & Safety into Hospital and Medical Group Operations

2016 ACHE Presentation Evaluation:
Culture, The Silent Killer of Physician-Hospital Intigration 

Career Highlights:

Dr. Byrnes has over 20 years of experience designing and leading quality and safety programs throughout the United States and Europe. He has held senior executive positions at Spectrum Health, Sharp HealthCare, Catholic Healthcare West, and Lovelace Health System.

During his recent 10.5 year tenure as Chief Quality Officer, Spectrum Health received over 100 quality awards, was ranked four times as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems(R), received multiple 100 Top Hospital designations and Leapfrog awards.

Dr. Byrnes serves on the national faculty for the American Association for Physician Leaders (formerly ACPE) and their Board’s Faculty Advisory Council. He is also on the National Board of Directors for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has served on Board Quality Committees for large hospital systems, multi-specialty medical groups, integrated healthcare systems, and health plans.

He has authored more than 30 articles in major journals and contributed to eight books.  His book, The Quality Playbook, was released in November, 2015. He writes and teaches extensively on quality, safety and a variety of contemporary healthcare topics including physician engagement, high reliability design, patient safety, the board’s role in quality, population health management, and bundled payment. 

Dr. Byrnes has served as a guest lecturer at the Haas School of Business and the School of Public Health of UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Emory University School of Medicine among others. He also serves as Clinical Associate Professor at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine.

He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  He completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, The Texas Heart Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Health System.  

Dr. Byrnes lives near Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He and wife Lori have two daughters and raise alpacas on their Michigan farm.

Publications by the Author:

July/August 2016 - The Value of Physician Leaders - Journal of Healthcare Management

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