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Jamie Orlikoff joins forces with iProtean, now part of Veralon to build better boards

Jamie Orlikoff collaborates with iProtean, now part of Veralon as its National Advisor on Strategy & Governance to advance education for hospital leadership

SAN DIEGO, CA — Jamie Orlikoff, one of the nation’s most celebrated healthcare governance experts, is collaborating with iProtean, now part of Veralon (iPro), the fastest growing virtual board education company in the United States. Effective this week, Mr. Orlikoff will serve as iPro’s National Advisor on Strategy & Governance. In this advisory role, Mr. Orlikoff brings his decades of governance experience to work on a series of new, transformative products and services. “The future of governance education and trustee and board leader development is virtual and on-demand” (Jamie Orlikoff). These new offerings aim to help hospital and health system boards navigate the rapidly changing healthcare environment and thrive in the new governance climate of performance and accountability. The shared goal of this collaboration is to improve healthcare governance and leadership through education, coaching, and relevant best practices. The advancement of virtual education is designed to help boards make better, more timely governance decisions.

“iPro is the creator and leader in this space and is the perfect partner to transfer my 40+ years of governance experience and expertise to the field and to develop new models of board education to support and lead the transformation of healthcare.” -Jamie Orlikoff, President, Orlikoff & Associates

“Our mission at iPro is to transform how learning gets done for hospital leadership. The current climate presents a distinct opportunity to re-imagine how knowledge is curated and delivered. Virtual platforms are more important than ever, and our partnership with Jamie will be instrumental in spreading good governance lessons to benefit hospitals and health systems.” -Jeffery Adler, CEO, iProtean, now part of Veralon


About James E. Orlikoff: Jamie Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care governance and leadership, strategy, quality, patient safety, and organizational development. Mr. Orlikoff has been involved in leadership, quality, and strategy issues for over forty years. He has consulted with hospitals and systems in twelve countries, and since 1985 has worked with hospital and system governing boards to strengthen their overall effectiveness and their oversight of strategy and quality. He has worked extensively on improving the relationships between boards, medical staffs, and management. He has written fifteen books and over 100 articles and has served on hospital, health system, college, and civic boards. He is the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association. He is the chair of the board of the St. Charles Health System in Bend, OR.

About iPro: iPro is a virtual board education company that delivers actionable knowledge to hospital and health system trustees and leaders. They have a well-curated library of over 125 courses covering topics within Governance, Mission & Strategy, Technology & Innovation, Quality, and Finance. iPro believes that education should be actionable, accessible, and affordable — their platform can be accessed on any mobile device and courses take less than fifteen minutes to complete.