Author Affiliation: Dr Mullan is clinical professor of pediatrics and health care sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, and a contributing editor of the journal Health Affairs, which is published by Project HOPE, Bethesda, Md.
Edited by Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.
Sam Ho, MD , calls himself a practitioner of public
health—private-sector, market-driven, equal-opportunity, for-profit
public health. Ho is vice president and corporate medical director of
PacifiCare Health Systems based in Santa Ana, California. Forty-six
years old, he is the corporate medical director of a company with tens
of thousands of contracting physicians providing health care to 3.8
million people in 11 states and Guam. His domain is not STD tracking
and restaurant checks but rather what he calls "population
medicine"—outcomes management, quality measurement, physician report
cards, and the company's "clinical data warehouse."
Mullan F. Sam Ho, MD. JAMA. 1999;281(10):947-951. doi:10.1001/jama.281.10.947