James “Jamie” Watson Jr., was named vice president of physician
practice operations in February 2016 after serving as vice president of revenue
cycle at Memorial Health since 2013. Watson oversees the day-to-day operations
of Memorial’s employed physician network, including practice operations,
revenue cycle, and physician contracting.
Watson first joined Memorial as an information desk clerk in 1997. He later spent two years working as a business systems analyst within Memorial’s information services department. He was promoted to director of patient intake in 2005. That role was expanded to director of patient through-put in 2009 and included case management with a focus on hospital through-put. Watson later led a revenue cycle transformation that helped Memorial Health realize a $25 million improvement in collections
Watson holds a Bachelor of Health Science Administration degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American Case Management Association, and the American Clinical Documentation Improvement Society.