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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

Partners HealthCare. Too big to succeed?

Question: How do you know when a non-profit healthcare organization is getting too big? Answer: When it’s considering spending over $100 million to change its name. Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 when Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital decided to team up (“partner”) to defend themselves against Blue Cross and Harvard Read More

The United Provinces of Canada (at least on healthcare)

Happy Canada Day! We usually think of Canada as a divided nation, with the province of Quebec perennially at odds with the rest of the county and threatening to secede. I was in Montreal over the weekend and it’s fair to say there wasn’t much evidence of enthusiasm for the upcoming Canada Day (the rough Read More

Should ICER be NICER? The case for analyzing the value of drugs

The headline in today’s Boston Globe —Price watchdog’s influence on drug makers expands; As nonprofit assesses treatments, some fear it inhibits key options— could have been written by a drug industry lobbyist. [And maybe it was, since the online headline instead uses the squeaky phrase ‘mouse that roared.’] The article itself is more balanced. Of 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.

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.

Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz has experience conducting research with education and healthcare consumers, providers, and organizations. She started her career in pharmaceutical market research with Strategic Marketing Corporation.

Health Business Blog

You’ve come a long way baby! And thanks to Ovia, your mom’s employer knows all about it

The Denver Post (Tracking your pregnancy on an app may be more public than you think) has published an interesting and disturbing article about the rise of Ovia, an app that collects detailed and personal data from pregnant women and those hoping to conceive. I’m not surprised that the business model is to provide data Read More

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

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Home health: Opportunities for ACOs, health plans and investors

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