James M. Lineberger, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, CPHIMS
James is the Director of Information Technology Ambulatory Services for the St.
Luke’s Health System. He has over 25 years’ experience in health care
administration including 2 years in his current role, 5 years as a cardiology group
practice administrator, 6 years as an orthopedic group practice administrator, 2
years as a practice management consultant and interim group administrator, and 10
years as an active duty U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer.
James’ academic preparation includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Administration (Management) from the University of Central Florida, and a Master
of Health Administration degree from Baylor University. He is currently a Ph.D.
candidate at the University of Idaho, studying Adult and Organizational Learning,
with anticipated graduation in 2011.
James is a Fellow and past national board member of the American College of
Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), a Fellow in the American College of
Healthcare Executives (ACHE) a Certified Professional in the Healthcare
Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a member of the American
Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and a member of the Medical Group
Management Association (MGMA). He is board-certified in medical practice
management, healthcare administration and health information management systems.
A member of the Idaho Medical Group Management Association (IMGMA) since
1995, he served as IMGMA’s President in 1998-1999, and was named its “Member
of the Year” in 2004. He is a partner in The Solutions Group, Inc., an independent
healthcare consulting and management firm, has published many articles and
lectured regularly addressing medical practice management issues. In 2000 the
Idaho Business Review identified James as one of Idaho’s “40 Under 40 Young
Achievers”. James and his wife Julie have been married for 25 years and have three
James can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 440-1545
James M. Lineberger, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, CPHIMS
PRESENT POSITION: Director, Ambulatory Information Technology, St. Luke’s Health
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Medical Group Practice Administration,
Leadership, Health Information Technology, Adult and Organizational Learning
Date of Birth: July 15, 1963
Place of Birth: Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Marital Status: Married to Julie Ann (Allen) Lineberger, since 1985
Children: Daughter - Jenna C. (23)
Daughter - Regan E. (21)
Son - Connor M. (18)
RESIDENCE AND WORK ADDRESSES:
Home: 13205 West Buttercup Court, Boise, Idaho, 83713
Work: 190 E. Bannock, Boise, ID 83702
University of Idaho – Boise, Idaho: Ph.D. in Adult and Organizational Learning (in progress)
Baylor University, Waco, Texas: Master of Healthcare Administration 1993
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida: Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration (Management) 1985
Director, IT Ambulatory Services, St. Luke’s Health System 2008-Present
Medical Group Director, St. Luke’s Idaho Cardiology Associates, Boise, Idaho 2007 - 2008
Medical Group Executive Director, Idaho Cardiology Associates, Boise, Idaho 2002 – 2007
Medical Group Administrator, Boise Orthopedic Clinic, Boise, Idaho 1996- 2002
Partner, The Solutions Group, Inc. 2000 – Present
• Development consultant and contract administration for 19-surgeon
freestanding orthopedic ambulatory surgery center
• Development consultant for freestanding pain care center
• Medical Group Practice Administration Seminar-based training
Medical Group Practice Consultant/Administrator, Medical Management Inc.,
Boise, Idaho 1995-1996
• Interim Administrator, Treasure Valley Dermatology
• Interim Administrator, St. Luke’s Internal Medicine
• Various national consulting engagements involving strategic planning,
practice assessments, and physician/hospital integration
Healthcare Administrator, U.S. Army Medical Department, U.S. and South Korea 1985-1995
Medical Group Management Association and American College of Medical 1998 - Present
Practice Executives: Multiple appointments and committees including
• ACMPE Board of Directors
• ACMPE Executive Committee
• MGMA Finance/Audit Committee
• MGMA Investment Advisory Subcommittee
• ACMPE Honors Selection Committee
• ACMPE Fellows-in-action program
• ACMPE Exams Committee
• ACMPE Papers Committee
• MGMA Annual and Western Section Annual Conference Planning Committee
• MGMA Council of State Presidents
Practice Leadership Task Force, Health Information Management Systems Society 2006
Chair, Immunization Registry Business Task Force, Idaho Governor’s Office, 2000-2001
Idaho Regent's Advisory Council, American College of Healthcare Executives 1995-2006
Lineberger, J.L. (2005). Make Up Your Mind: Critical Thinking and Decision Making Shape
Your Identity As A Leader. Executive View (American College of Medical Practice Executives),
Lineberger, J.L. (2004). Orthopedists Find Surgical Assistant Solution. MGMA e-Connexion,
Lineberger, J.L. (2003). Appreciative Inquiry: An Alternative Approach to Problem Solving.
MGMA e-Connexion, August.
Lineberger, J.L. (2000). Implementation of a Medical Savings Account. The College Review
(American College of Medical Practice Executives), 17(2), 37-42.
Lineberger, J.L. (1999). Professional Sports Team Relationships Offer a Unique Marketing
Strategy. Marketer’s Guidepost (Medical Group Management Association), 10(1), 1, 3-4.
Hill, C. J., Kimball, J. K., Lineberger, J. L., & Hudak, R. P. (1994). How Provider Productivity
In A Primary Care Walk-in Clinic Can Be Influenced. Journal of the Medical Group
Management Association, 41(5), 84-95.
PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES:
“Change Management”. Breakout session presented at the Allscripts National Nov 2006
User’s Group Meeting, Raleigh-Durham, NC.
“Critical Thinking, Professional Development and Project Management Skills”. April 2006
Four-hour workshop sponsored by the Silver Caduceus Society of Korea.
Planned for presentation at Camp Walker and Yongsan, Republic of Korea.
“Health Information Technology for the Non-I.T. Professional”. Four-hour Jan/Feb 2006
workshop sponsored by the Idaho Medical Association. Presented in
Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Meridian & Idaho Falls, Idaho
“Critical Thinking”. Presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Group Multiple Dates
Management Association, Las Vegas (2002), Philadelphia, PA (2003),
San Francisco (2004) Nashville (2005) and Las Vegas (2006)
“Coping With Change”. Presented at the annual meeting of the Idaho Medical September 2004
Group Management Association, Boise, ID.
“Evaluating Your First Practice Opportunity”. Presented to the Family September 2004
Practice Residency Program, Boise, ID.
PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES (Con’t):
“Governance is a Team Sport”. Presented at the Winter Meeting of the Western January 2004
Section Medical Group Management Association Council of State Presidents.
“Taking the Next Steps in Information Management”. Presented at the July 2002
annual meeting of the Medical Group Management Association Western
and Midwestern Sections and the New Mexico State Medical Group Management
Association, Albequerque, NM
“Career Planning for Medical Practice Executives”. Presented at the annual April 2002
meeting of the Idaho Medical Group Management Association, Boise, ID
“Persuasion Skills for Heatlh Care Recruiters”. Presented at the annual December 2001
training conference of the 6th
Army Medical Department Recruiting Battalion,
“Improving Day-to-Day Medical Practice Operations”. Part three of the Spring 2001
three-part Effective Practice Manager Series developed by the Idaho Medical
Association, Idaho Medical Group Management Association, St. Luke’s
Regional Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
Presented to multiple audiences in Idaho.
“Negotiating Tips and Techniques”. Presented at the Idaho Medical Group July 2000
Management Association Annual Meeting.
“The Internet and the Medical Group Administrator”. Presented at the April 1998
Idaho Medical Group Management Association Annual Meeting.
“Physician-Hospital Integration”. Presented at the 1996 European Healthcare June 1996
Symposium, Garmisch, Germany.
Lector & Extraordinary Minister, St. Mark’s Catholic Church 1999-2005
American Heart Association Heart Walk “Top Walker” 2004, 2005, 2007 & 2008
Cubmaster and Den Leader, Pack 94 Cub Scouts 1999 - 2002
Business Consultant at local high schools, Junior Achievement Economics Program 1999
Graduate, Leadership Boise (Boise Area Chamber of Commerce) 1999
Fellow - American College of Medical Practice Executives Current
Fellow - American College of Healthcare Executives Current
Past President and Member - Idaho Medical Group Management Association 1995-Present
Member - Medical Group Management Association 1992-Present
Certified Professional – Healthcare Information Management Systems Society 2005 – Present
Member – American Medical Informatics Association 2010 - Present
Lambda Chi Alpha National Social Fraternity 1981-Present
University of Central Florida Alumni Association 1985-Present
Army-Baylor University Alumni Association 1992-Present
MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Army Combined Arms Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1996
Army Air Assault School (Honor Graduate), Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1993
Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration
(Peer Award), Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1992
Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course (Commandant's List),
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1990
Army Master Fitness Trainer Course, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana 1988
Army Medical Logistics Management Course, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1986
MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING (con’t):
Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia 1986
Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course (Honor Graduate), Fort Sam
Captain (P), Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army Reserve 1995-1997
Second Lieutenant - Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army (Active Duty) 1985-1995
Source of Regular Army Commission: Reserve Officer Training Corps,
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida (Distinguished
Military Graduate). 1985
MILITARY SERVICE SUMMARY:
Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA), Clinical Operations Division, U.S.
Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1995 - 1997
Chief, Medical Management Division , U.S. Army Aeromedical Center,
Lyster U.S. Army Community Hospital, Fort Rucker, Alabama 1993-1995
Administrative Resident, Blanchfield U.S. Army Community Hospital, Fort
Campbell, Kentucky 1992-1993
Medical Evacuation Battalion Logistics Officer (S-4), 52nd Medical
Battalion (EB), Republic of Korea 1990-1991
Commander, Medical Company B, Medical Center Brigade, Fitzsimons
Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado 1988-1989
Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Fitzsimons Army Medical
Center, Aurora, Colorado 1987-1988
Medical Platoon Leader, First Battalion, Eighth Infantry Regiment,
Fourth Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, Colorado 1985-1987
MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Army Expert Field Medical Badge Army Parachutist Badge
Army Air Assault Badge Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal Army Achievement Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal Overseas Service Medal
Army Service Medal