Howard Jeffries

Howard E. Jeffries, MD, MBA, is a Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist and the Senior Medical Director of the Regional Network at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  He has worked at Seattle Children’s since 2004 and has had multiple leadership roles that have spanned quality improvement, lean healthcare transformation, strategic planning, and the development of the Seattle Children’s Care Network.  In his current role, he leads Seattle Children’s clinical efforts across the states of Washington, Montana, Alaska, and Idaho.  This includes partnerships and affiliations with multiple hospital organizations across the region in which Seattle Children’s provides specialty care in neonatal intensive care units, pediatric hospital medicine wards as well as in ambulatory settings.  Patients outside of the Seattle area represent more than half of the annual clinical volume and revenue for Seattle Children’s.

He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. He has edited textbooks on lean transformation in healthcare and has lectured and published in the areas of quality improvement and clinical transformation, quality metrics, cardiac intensive care, informatics, and outcomes assessment.

He is the co-founder of BlueBin, a healthcare supply chain consultancy.  BlueBin provides world-class supply chain solutions for healthcare institutions based on lean healthcare concepts.  Since its founding in 2011, BlueBin’s solutions have been implemented at more than 50 hospitals across the United States and are currently deploying supply chain analytics at more than 120 hospitals.