Dennis Deruelle, MD
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.
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