James Tomkins directs NASH’s data analysis and policy development activities. He develops, manages, and employs vast databases that include extensive data for every acute-care hospital in the country. Jim uses this data to analyze the potential impact of federal budget proposals, proposed changes in Medicare payment policies, and proposed legislation on private safety-net hospitals. In addition, he uses this data to lead NASH’s own efforts to develop policy solutions to problems that better meet the needs of NASH members and urban safety-net hospitals.
Jim has an extensive background in the health care field, working for the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Hamot Medical Center, in Erie, Pennsylvania. He also served as director of data and information services for the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Jim has bachelor’s degrees in statistics and economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master’s degree in health services administration from Gannon University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University.