Ken Epstein, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM
Dr. Epstein is one of the nation’s leading hospitalist practice management experts. His 30-year career includes clinical practice and administrative leadership roles ranging from working on individual programs within community hospitals to leading 45 hospitalist programs. In addition to managing kre Consulting, Dr. Epstein is a member of Schumacher Clinical Partner’s (SCP) hospitalist consulting services. Prior to this, he served as Chief Medical Officer of the hospitalist division of ECI Healthcare Partners (now SCP) for 8 years. Before joining ECI, he served as director of medical affairs and clinical research at IPC-The Hospitalist Company. Dr. Epstein also served as a Clinical Associate Professor at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where he was Associate Director of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine.
During his tenure as Chief Medical Officer of hospital medicine with ECI, he oversaw incredible growth of the division from 8 programs to 45. Dr. Epstein was instrumental in the development of custom, proprietary hospitalist practice management software that facilitated more streamlined and efficient census management, improved revenue cycle management, and improved communication between providers. Since the merger of SCP and ECI Healthcare Partners, Dr. Epstein has played an integral role in the development and growth of SCP’s hospitalist management consulting division.
Dr. Epstein founded kre Consulting to focus on improving clinical practice and management of hospitalist programs in hospitals across the nation with a focus on maximising the quality of the patient’s experience through the hospital stay. He is dedicated to putting his real-world experiences to work to help hospitalist programs meet their growth, efficiency, quality, and financial stability goals.
Dr. Epstein received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he completed his internal medicine residency. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and received his MBA from Temple University.
Dr. Epstein was very open minded and thorough during his consulting engagement with us. He took the time to understand our specific issues and tailored his final plan to the unique needs of our community hospital. His recommendations were well thought out and outlined a clear plan of action that was able to be implemented easily. I would highly recommend Ken Epstein and his consulting services!