John O. Goodman, president of the consulting firm JO Goodman & Associates in Las Vegas, passed away April 26. Goodman also was an editorial adviser for Cardiovascular Business.
Goodman was a consultant, specializing in building and sustaining successful cardiology practices. During the course of his 22-year career, he has advised more than 1,500 client hospitals and physician practices on succeeding in the U.S. healthcare marketplace.
During the George H. Bush Administration, Goodman chaired the Republican National Health Care Issues Committee, formulating alternatives for facilitating national healthcare reform. Under the Clinton Administration, he was appointed to the Health Care Financing Administration’s (HCFA’s) Technical Advisory Panel and was one of only two people from private industry to serve on this panel.
He traveled the country speaking to cardiology practices and hospital CEOs. More importantly, he listened to what they had to say. He also wrote/co-authored six books on the subject of cardiology, and was a regular contributor to Cardiovascular Business. His final column can be read in the May/June issue of the magazine.