Dr. Daniel Bosis holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School. Daniel is currently completing a residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Bosis’ five-year dual residency in the fields of internal medicine and psychiatry has given him special insight into the close interrelationship between a patient's mind and body.
Dr. Daniel Bosis originally came to medicine after watching his grandmother suffer in a hospital during her last days of life. Feeling that the medical system was in need of change, Dr. Bosis enrolled in medical school and has since devoted himself to becoming a hospital internal medicine physician who understands the mind body connection and has compassion for patient's with life threatening illness. He has also ventured to understand our health care delivery system in more depth recently spending one month at the National Academy of Social Insurance as a visiting fellow. When he concludes his training in January of 2012, Dr. Bosis plans on working as a hospital internal medicine physician while devoting additional time and resources to pursing health care delivery system reform focused on improving the way we care for patients with multiple chronic severe medical problems. Dr. Daniel Bosis brings a unique perspective to health care reform with his background as a Certified Public Accountant and Attorney prior to becoming a physician. He is interested in challenging our current health care delivery system to improve quality and efficiency, taking into account the legal and financial constraints that put pressure on our system.
One of Dr. Bosis’ main areas of interest is infrastructure reform, which would promote quality care and lessen economic waste by closing the gap between health care consumers, payers, and providers. As it is now, the American health care system is widely regarded at best as being the best at developing innovative treatments but being unnecessarily inefficient and wasteful, especially related to caring for the complex patient. Dr. Daniel Bosis would like to see an electronic system developed for medical records that would link all pharmacy and other systems data through patient health records that would allow for access by providers through an integrated system, but which would respect the privacy of the patient. Such a system would improve the efficiency, efficacy, and accessibility of quality health care for patients. Dr. Bosis also believes in the importance of widening the definition of palliative care and hospice to allow for patients to have access to any medications or treatment modalities that would significantly improve patients' quality of life. Indirectly this would allow patients to spend their last days away from the hospital setting, which is most patients preference. Dr. Bosis also believes that we need to start placing incentives into the system to recruit the best of physicians into general internal medicine and geriatrics so that patient's have a stronger advocate when dealing with the complexities of multiple disease processes and have a true "medical home" which would invariably lead to stronger relationships between patients and their primary physician, also decreasing the need for unnecessary referrals.