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For Phil Hargreaves, the threads that tie Allegiant Experts mission and values are wisdom and respect. And to put these into practice Phil draws on his experience in a variety of healthcare settings and areas of responsibility. He then works to translate his knowledge into wisdom to capture the big picture of what is happening to individual patients and to healthcare systems as an integrated system. Phil says that he enjoys being able to identify a pattern and communicate that information to his teammates and clients. As someone that has been involved in health care for over 40 years, Phil endeavors to respect all the players involved in making the complex healthcare system operate – knowing no one piece can operate without the others.
Phil began his professional career in Australia and has worked in a variety of clinical environments including critical care, aboriginal community health, and psychiatry care. After moving to the United States, Phil worked for the Veterans Health Administration for 18 years, serving in a variety of clinical and leadership roles. As an ICU nurse manager, he implemented a shared governance approach to unit management and clinical care; at the national level, as director for resuscitation education, Phil developed a process for evaluation of hospital wide ‘code’ responses that led to updates to training and the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation directive. While acting as special assistant (clinical) to VA Central Office in Washington, DC, he chaired a national review committee for remote cardiac monitoring across the VA facilities that resulted in the creation of new guidelines for telemetry monitoring care within the VHA.
Additionally, Phil has been involved in clinical information systems, patient safety and clinical documentation reviews at local, regional, and national levels. These skills and background provide a unique service to Allegiant Experts’ clients in clinical documentation review, care analysis and application of clinical guidelines. Phil is also a certified medical coder and a certified life care planner, as well as a Testifying Expert further expanding the scope of medical billing review within Allegiant Experts.
Phil dedicates himself to lifelong learning, not only as a way to improve professionally, but as a way to constantly rediscover the world. He says, “I like to think listening to others as a way to understand their lived experience makes me a better citizen of the world.”