Dennis P. Deruelle M.D., F.H.M., is National Director of Acute Services for IPC, the Hospitalist Company. He is a national speaker and consultant to major medical professional and pharmaceutical organizations on infectious diseases, improving hospital healthcare and the new healthcare law, The Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare”.
Dr. Deruelle serves on IPC’s national business development team, national advisory council, information technology and medical affairs committees. He conceived and developed IPC’s S.H.I.N.E., Shared Healthcare Innovation for Nationwide Excellence Program, a proprietary portal for sharing the best practices among hospitalists. He also developed their VIP care program, a concierge hospitalist practice.
Before joining IPC, Dr. Deruelle was a national consultant in health information technology and founder and CEO of First Hand Information Systems, which was acquired and became Point of Care Solutions. He successfully guided software development and integration, forming partnerships with Blue Cross Blue Shields and SOAPware. As a business consultant for International Paper, he co-developed technology to improve patient adherence through smart packaging and text reminders in partnership with Augme Mobile.
In 2009, he founded Hospitalist Information Partners (HIP) and is the company’s chief executive officer. HIP provides services and information to all segments of hospitalist medicine and major pharmaceutical companies. Additional consulting services include homecare, home infusion and clinical research. His over 20 years of private medical practice and leadership positions prepared him for many of the issues facing medicine today.
Dr. Deruelle completed a one year IPC-UCSF Fellowship Program in Hospitalist Leadership. Dr. Deruelle has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas, M.D. from Albany Medical College and completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was also Chief Resident.
on April 09, 2014 :
We stand at the precipice of economic destruction. Ideas alone move the wheels of progress. Have you ever asked yourself in a moment of quiet contemplation, which everyone finds in the day, how long have we been striving for greatness? We are in a war, a war against the forces of evil seeking to profit on us at our weakest moment, when we are sick. We must fight this injustice and always remember it is a privilege to fight! We are warriors! Doctor Deruelle's book spells out why we need to enroll and take back healthcare for the people! America, I ask you once more to rise and be worthy of this historical hour! Now! Now is the time!
Our opponents speak against new healthcare systems and conjure up images of Soviet era communists, rude Europeans, and disconcertingly polite Canadians. It is our duty to change that perception. I say to you, citizens of America... unite. We must never acquiesce, for it is together we prevail. Thank you Doctor Deruelle, you are a patriot. Lead us to victory... WE MUST TAKE BACK HEALTHCARE, NEVER SURRENDER YOUR RIGHT TO HEALTH! FOR IT IS TOGETHER THAT WE PREVAIL!!
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on March 12, 2014 :
This is a fine essay on why Americans should enroll in the Affordable Care Act, and do so as soon as possible.
The United States of America does not have a health care system. This abominable lack has yet to be addressed by Congress, and given the fact that Congress works only for corporations and not citizens, the USA will likely never have a health care system.
Instead we have the Affordable Care Act, created by the neofascist Heritage Foundation (a far-right "think tank"), which regulates the health care market in the USA. This was to prevent the USA from having a health care system, but it is still better than what the USA had before: a safety-oriented regulated health care market, but not an economic-oriented regulated heath care market.
As it now stands, the ACA will reduce health care costs for at least 99% of American citizens and their employers--- and provide vastly superior coverage, with lower "out of pocket" limits on what citizens must pay for. Everyone, including people who have health care insurance, should enroll in the ACA and look over their options on the exchanges.
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