James F. Bush
EDUCATION: BA, U of Texas Austin 1976, M.D., U Texas Southwestern Medical School 1980
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Residency U T Health Science Center San Antonio 1980-1983
PRESENT POSITION: Staff Physician and Medicaid Medical Officer Wyoming Dept. of Health
ACP ACTIVITIES: Member ACP- 1984 to Present, Elected Fellow ACP 1988, President Colorado Society of Internal Medicine 1990-1992, Governors Council ACP (CO Chapter) 1995-2007, Vice Governor ACP (CO Chapter) 2000-2007
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: (All Hospital committees’ at Poudre Valley Hospital) Chairman, Pharmacy Committee 1984-1988, Chairman Infection Control Committee 1984-1985, Chairman Dept of Internal Medicine 1988-1989, Hospital Executive Committee 1986-1990 Vice Chief of Staff 1990, Chief of Staff 1991-2, Chairman of Hospice of Larimer County 1984-5
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Currently I am helping to develop and implement Statewide HIE, and Meaningful Use, as well as the Medical Home model for Wyoming
Having been with the ACP since my Internship in San Antonio in 1980, I know what an honor it is to have been asked to run, and what a responsibility and commitment it is if elected. The environment in which we practice is changing with the passage of Health Care reform, and CMS’s requirements for physicians to move into Health Information Exchanges. I know there are a variety of opinions within the State regarding these new laws, and while we cannot know if these acts will be modified or repealed in the future, we need to bring the experience of Internists towards setting policies that help reflect the realities of practice in a frontier State. I feel my experiences in solo practice for 25 years, hospital staff work, organized medicine, teaching and now helping develop State policy will enable me to represent the broad diversity of Internists in Wyoming.