Advisory and Strategic Planning

Using their years of experience in a constantly changing system of healthcare, our advisors help your organization set a course by developing a vision that aligns your business drivers with regulatory and financial pressures. We work alongside your executive team to create a roadmap rooted in a firm understanding of emerging technologies and operational stressors, including the imperative to use data and analytics to support population health strategies and the shift to value-based care.

We create strategies designed to stay on course, defining organizational expectations and advancing clinical and business goals while improving the patient experience. Sharing their leadership expertise our advisors will:

  • Perform industry research and strategic planning
  • Ensure your strategies support regulatory standards and payment pressures
  • Lead the system selection process and manage vendor contract negotiations
  • Guide change management initiatives in clinical, administrative and revenue cycle departments
  • Develop comprehensive cybersecurity strategies
  • Advance patient engagement and consumer driven care
  • Enable care transformation through technology

Cybersecurity Services

We can simplify your security requirements and help you manage your information security and privacy risks in a cost-conscious way while still meeting the wide ranging regulatory requirements that govern health care delivery.

Our services include:

  • Data Governance Solutions: System architecture designed to deliver better and safer patient care
  • Security Risk Assessments: Understand your organization’s security vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with your BAA
  • Security Staffing: Augment your team with experienced, knowledgeable professionals. We have experience at all levels in IT, from engineer to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
  • Training: Create programs that are easy to implement, manage and measure
  • Penetration Testing: Determine how perpetrators will attack your organization
  • Disaster Recovery Planning: Design a disaster plan that optimizes your organization’s resiliency after an attack
  • Incident Response: Streamline your obligations for incident reporting and harden your systems against future exposure
  • Security Systems Implementation: Implement new security tools to better manage your risk, understand your network, or protect your information

Regulatory Compliance and Value-Based Care

Escalating costs of care are driving the healthcare industry to move from fee-for-service to quality and value-based care models. These new models are driving dynamic and complex programs from government and commercial payers. In turn, these new programs provide incentives and levy penalties to drive compliance with the new requirements, transforming the way patient care is delivered.

Our advisors will provide guidance in optimizing the right program to transform care for your patients.


In April 2015, the government signed MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act) into law, which provided HHS a path to value and quality of care for its beneficiaries. From this, CMS implemented Quality Payment Programs (QPPs) to improve coordination of care by linking payment to performance.

Our advisors will guide your organization in the selection of and compliance with the CMS Quality Payment Programs to optimize reimbursement and increase the quality of care for your patients.


Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a key component of the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP). MIPS consolidates Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value Based Modifiers (Costs) and adds a new category called Improvement Activities (IAs).

Our advisors will help you determine your group’s eligibility for participating in these programs, assist in selecting the appropriate data submission method to CMS and optimize your MIPS composite score.


An Alternative Payment Model (APM) is a payment approach that gives added incentive payments that enable facilities to provide high-quality and cost-efficient care.  APMs can apply to a specific clinical condition, a care episode or population. The types of APMs and the programs included under each category are numerous, requiring a risk tolerance assessment and a clear deployment strategy.

Our advisors will work with you through every step of this process to determine the best model for your organization.


Bringing patients and care teams together through Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification is a complex multi-step process that requires tight coordination, especially when your organization is attempting to achieve other value-based care certifications simultaneously.

Our advisors can create an interwoven big-picture view of all of your various programs so that you can maximize the set-up of your technologies, registries, exchanges, workflows and critical paths to ensure coordinated care and certification.

Change Leadership

Our change leaders understand the roles and dynamics to enable high performing teams and to champion projects across disciplines. Our organizational change methodology begins with an assessment of an organization’s ability to accept the new technology and helps it to build strong executive sponsorship that drives change from the top. Our experienced executives will:

  • Assess the readiness of the organization to adopt the change and propose remedies to areas that are not prepared
  • Identify the organization’s culture of change – how well technology has been adopted in the past and what may improve adoption for future projects
  • Advise in the creation and charter of a governance team, whose purpose is to communicate and enable the new technologies
  • Create and lead communication strategies throughout the project, creating a solid loop between the future end-users of the technology and the leaders who are driving it
  • Create post-activation strategies for identifying barriers to adoption and create the resulting remedies


Our trusted advisors and deployment professionals will partner with you to accelerate your speed to market and dynamic growth. Our advisory, management and deployment services will support your product vision and build a high level of client satisfaction with the objective of keeping your clients referenceable. We can help accelerate your success with:

  • Market analysis
  • Business development strategies
  • Development of deployment methodologies and implementation support
  • Service Level Agreement strategies and end user support