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Health Business Group is a leading healthcare business consulting firm advising companies, non-profits and investors in healthcare services, health information technology, and pharmaceutical services. Our client service professionals average more than 15 years of healthcare strategy consulting, industry and start-up experience. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed.

Case Studies

Boston Business Journal quotes David Williams on Partners CEO departure

Boston Business Journal quoted David Williams about the sudden departure of Partners HealthCare CEO, Dr. David Tochiana: “(Torchiana) tried to rationalize the organization and make Partners into a real company with more centralized decision-making, and make Partners itself mean something other than just the General and the Brigham,” Williams said. “It’s not surprising that he Read More

Experiencing Patient Experience results from MHQP

For the past 14 years, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has published results of its primary care patient experience survey. The information is useful to the practices themselves as they seek to improve, and to health plans looking to evaluate their networks, improve member service, and pay bonuses to the best practices. This year MHQP Read More

Medicaid Buy-In: A sensible approach for coverage and cost

The term ‘Medicare for All’ is being bandied about as the campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination gets underway. Declared and potential candidates are warming to the idea. It’s easy to see why: After years of trying to defend complex, compromised Obamacare from GOP rhetorical attacks and legislative and administrative undermining, Democrats are going with Read More

Consultant Profiles

David E. Williams

David E. Williams is President of the Health Business Group, a consulting firm that helps technology-enabled healthcare, medical device and pharmaceutical companies develop and execute innovative business strategies.

Karen Donovan

Karen Donovan has held several senior strategic and operating roles at healthcare services, healthcare software, and consulting firms.

Trevor McCaw

Trevor McCaw is an experienced consultant, entrepreneur and Fortune 500 manager, with substantial expertise in healthcare services, information technology and medical devices.

John Seus

John Seus has 20 years of healthcare industry and consulting experience. He started his career in pharmaceutical R&D at Procter & Gamble.

Dan Segal

Dan Segal was a co-founder of Brain Resource Ltd, an ASX/OTC listed neuroscience company, and was a Board member and its COO/CFO for the last 15 years.

Tracy Weber

Tracy Weber joined Health Business Group (HBG) in 2011 and has 20+ years of strategic and operational experience.  For 15 years, she has worked as a strategy consultant serving clients in the healthcare, technology, and private equity sectors.  Earlier, she worked at Fortune 500 technology companies.

Mack Amaker

Mack Amaker has provided and directed business process and technical consulting services for more than 20 years.

Serban Georgescu, MD

Serban is a physician entrepreneur with extensive experience in medical device / healthcare IT start-ups and a strong clinical and research background.

Claudia Palme

Claudia Palme is a senior advisor in the global Life Sciences and Health Care industry, based in Dubai, UAE. Her engagements focus on new business models, emerging markets’ expansion in the Middle East and Africa, growth and restructuring strategy, European and MEA market access and investment advisory.

Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman has 20+ years of experience in the design and commercialization of digital health and live solutions for leading population health, patient engagement and care collaboration companies, Eric has held leadership positions at RedBrick, Mirixa, RelayHealth, Medscape and J&J.

Rick Lifsitz

Rick has over 25 years of technology, healthcare, startup, and strategy consulting experience. He began his post-graduate career working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the high-technology and healthcare strategy groups.

Health Business Blog

Social network for cancer patients: Interview with Belong’s CTO Irad Deutsch

Belong.life bills itself as the largest social network for cancer patients and caregivers. With over 100,000 participants, Belong is approaching the scale at which it can generate meaningful insights, and leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to create a “hyper-personalized” experience. I spoke recently with Irad Deutsch, Chief Technology Officer. He described how his personal experience Read More

Getting a handle on health insurance data: Podcast with Vericred CEO Mike Levin

A huge ecosystem of technology companies has sprung up with tools to shop for health insurance, search drug coverage, administer HR and benefit plans, make physician appointments and more. They all need accurate, accessible, and detailed data on topics such as health plan design and rates, provider network participation and drug formularies in order to Read More

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Home health: Opportunities for ACOs, health plans and investors

Health Business Group clients and consultants present an insightful webinar on the strategic potential of home care.

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